Providing The Best Veterinary Care For Your Pet Guinea Pig

You have mulled over the idea of either a dog or a cat but neither quite appeals to you. Instead, you have opted to get a guinea pig – great choice!

These sweet little creatures are such charming and sociable pets. Their size alone makes them great pets – they are too big to lose but just small enough to be held in your hands.

Experts in Guinea Pig Health

To ensure a healthy, happy life, your guinea pig will depend on you for a few things; a balanced diet, secure housing in the form of a well-maintained hutch, awesome company, and medical care provided by a trustworthy guinea pig vet.

The Unusual Pet Vets are guinea pig vets based in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast that can offer your loved ones the best in guinea pig care, treatment and help to promote good health.

The reason so many guinea pigs in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast find themselves being brought in for a visit at The Unusual Pet Vets isn’t just the fine guinea pig care they receive but the expert advice offered. We can teach you all there is to know; from housing to nutrition, preventative healthcare, and everything in between.

We Offer A Range Of Guinea Pig Veterinary Services

Belonging to the cavy family of rodents, a guinea pig’s health is inseparable from their diet. Guinea pigs are herbivores with teeth that never stop growing. Their dentistry is managed by the constant grinding on food and of course, visits to us.

Their diet consists primarily of hay, water, pellets/chaff and vegetables. However, our cute little friends are unable to synthesise their own Vitamin C so striking the balance of vitamin C rich vegetables and pellets is not to be taken for granted.

With our wide range of services, we can ensure that your guinea pig is living the healthiest and happiest life that it can. Our veterinarians each have a special interest and experience with exotic and unusual pets, especially guinea pigs.

Guinea Pig Vet Clinic
Guinea Pig Vet Clinic

At The Unusual Pet Vets, we can guarantee that your guinea pig will receive quality care. In particular, we can help your guinea pig with:

Health check-ups including dietary and housing requirements

Desexing

Medical problems

Breeding advice

Surgery and hospital care

Dental work

The charmers of the rodent family deserve to live their best life. To make sure they do, send them to a guinea pig vet that really cares.

Patient Story

Ana is a gorgeous guinea pig who was diagnosed with having cystic ovaries, a condition that we see commonly in unsterilised female guinea pigs. In mild cases the cysts generally don’t cause many problems however when they get larger (or start to secrete lots of hormones) they can start to cause pain, hair loss, a crusty appearance around the nipples, weight loss, inappetence and/or lethargy.

In most cases the treatment for cystic ovarian disease is to sterilise the patient by performing an ovariohysterectomy, which is what was performed in Ana’s case. She received intravenous fluids throughout her procedure, and we monitored a range of parameters including her heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature and oxygen saturation levels during her anaesthesia and recovery.

Problematic cysts generally range from 1-7cm in diameter. One of Ana’s cysts was very large and needed to be drained prior to removal. 7mls of liquid was drained from the cyst before successfully completing her surgery.

Ana handled the anaesthesia and surgery like a champion and she’s now home and on her way to making a full recovery.

Ana guinea pig case
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Testimonials

Client – Sunshine Coast

There is a great positive vibe felt when you walk in the door! The staff are friendly, caring, and welcoming. Highly recommended. Thank you, from Pepper Pig.

Brad Symons

Client – Ferntree Gully

Very professional vets there! They have the vaccination available when every other vet clinic I called didn’t. They know rabbits so well that I was feeling very comfortable and confident to let them take care of my rabbit even though its further from home!

Danielle Lam

Client – Ferntree Gully

Love the welcoming receptionist and the vet. They treated my fur babies with care and also follow-up the subsequent day, just to make sure my bunnies are recovering well.

Timmy Toppy

Client – Sunshine Coast

The whole team at UPV Sunshine Coast are friendly, accommodating, professional, passionate, and caring! I have regular contact with the team as one of my parrots requires ongoing medication and they are always prompt with sorting out prescriptions and meds. Highly recommend. 

Lee Stone

Client – Sunshine Coast

Thank you to the team at UPV for taking care of Oscar the Eckie! We had a wonderful first appointment and Dr Pat took good care of my little guy, even though he can be nervous and difficult. I really appreciate you guys for going the extra mile to keep Oscar safe and to give him a positive experience.

Kiah Nash

Client – Sunshine Coast

Dr Alex at Buderim clinic was extremely kind and caring. His knowledge about bearded dragons is incredible. He was successful in helping Kiko our bearded dragon get back to optimal health. I was also impressed that he kept me informed twice a day. Many thanks. 

Penny Thompson

Client – Balcatta

Great staff and wonderful doctors, so helpful and caring about our pets. Really appreciated the respect and care given to our little friends.

Adam Cliff

Client – Balcatta

Thank you to Dr Yang for her attempt to help and care my rabbit, Lola. Even though it wasn’t the result we hoped and prayed for Dr Yang was very caring and professional with Lola even letting my mother and I having our last moments with her. We couldn’t be more grateful for that. Even sending us a condolence card in the mail. Dr Yang and team are highly recommended.

Anthony Koomen

Client – Balcatta

Absolutely amazing staff! They are all so caring, supportive, and professional. I had to provide palliative care for two of my older rabbits and the information & support I received from the staff was incredible. 10/10 would recommend! Plus, my rabbits give them the big tick of approval, so really that’s the main thing.

Sarah Manfredi

Client – Balcatta

I cannot speak highly enough of the care that my bird received at The Unusual Pet Vets in Balcatta. Dr Green was in constant contact with me leading up to Chirpy’s surgery and even gave me a call just prior to him going under. I can highly recommend them for any unusual pet you may have.

Sheree Bennison

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Nearest vet for your pet

  • Perth
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Location of the unusualpetvets

PERTH

BALCATTA CLINIC:

59 Erindale Road
Balcatta, Western Australia 6021
Phone: (08) 6318 5333

MURDOCH CLINIC:

Unit 6, 170 Murdoch Drive,
Murdoch Western Australia 6150
Phone: (08) 6117 7440

Location of the unusualpetvets

MELBOURNE

PENINSULA CLINIC:
210 Karingal Drive
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Phone: (03) 8738 3210

Location of the unusualpetvets

BRISBANE

JINDALEE CLINIC:
62 Looranah St,
Jindalee, Queensland 4074
Phone: (07) 2104 9499

SUNSHINE COAST CLINIC:

91 King Street
Buderim, Queensland 4556
Phone: (07) 5353 6090

Additional Information

We’ve put together a collection of guinea pig care and information sheets to help you feed guinea pigs properly, identify diseases that often occur, and how to generally care for your beloved pet.

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