Abcess Wound Care and Flushing
This article provides some basic and general advice on this however it is best to follow the specific recommendations provided by our vet.
Anaemia in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
A rabbit or guinea pig with anaemia will generally show signs of being lethargic, off their food and a decreased exercise tolerance.
They often very successfully hide mobility problems and in some cases it is not until we treat
this condition that we can rule it out.
Bladder Stones, Sludge and Grit
Bladder problems involving stones, sludge and grit develop when there is a collection of excess calcium which builds up in the urinary tract.
Cardiac disease is a broad term used to describe any disease condition affecting the heart.
Dental Disease in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Correct dental alignment and wear is so important in both rabbits and guinea pigs. The reason
for this is that their teeth are constantly growing throughout their lives.
Facial Lumps in Guinea Pigs
The most common cause of a facial lump on a guinea pig is a tooth root abscess however there are a range of other causes.
Feacal Impaction in Guinea Pigs
Faecal impaction is a condition seen most commonly in entire male guinea pigs after 2-3 years of age.
Outdoor pet rabbits and guinea pigs are more at risk than indoor pets but any
animal can be affected as flies often will work their way inside.
Geriatric Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Rabbits and guinea pigs are very good at hiding any signs of illness and so it is extra important to spend plenty of time with you bunny or piggie to notice their own unique habits.
How to Nurse your Guinea Pig at Home
Guinea pigs are prey animals that can pick up on stress quite easily. Staying as calm as you can
does often help to keep their stress levels low.
Nebulisation is a technique used in both human and veterinary medicine to treat patients with
Ovarian Cysts in Guinea Pigs
The DIAGNOSIS of an ovarian cyst is generally confirmed by palpation, an abdominal ultrasound
or radiographs (x-rays).
In simple terms it is the development of pressure sores on the feet of the rabbit’s
and guinea pigs and most commonly occurs on the heels of the hind feet, although the front
feet may also be affected.
Kidneys work as filters in the body removing waste, regulating hydration and in rabbits and
guinea pigs they are also a big part of helping the body to remove excess levels of calcium.
Respiratory Disease in Guinea Pigs
Guinea pigs that have underlying illnesses or have a decreased immune system are generally
more susceptible to respiratory problems.
Ringworm in Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Rats and Mice
Ringworm is a term that is commonly used for a fungal infection of the skin. Despite the name,
there are no ‘worms’ involved. The name came about as the fungus often causes a ‘ring’ shaped
red lesion on the skin.
Skin Conditions in Guinea Pigs
Some guinea pigs can also have ‘seizures’ due to skin problems in severe cases.
Vitamin C Deficiency in Guinea Pigs
Vitamin C contains ascorbic acid and is required for healthy skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments
and blood vessels.
Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs
Some are boisterous and bossy, others shy and timid however all of them can make wonderful pets in the right environment.
Rabbit and Guinea Pig Bladder Stones
As vets we call this problem urolithiasis and it relates to the formation of urinary calculi in
the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra.