If anyone reading this follows me on Facebook or has been a return visitor to the When Guinea Pigs Fly shop, you’ll probably have noticed that it’s been awhile since new artwork has gone up. Far too long, actually.
I could go into details about the excuses why I haven’t been drawing, but you’d probably be […]
People aren’t the only ones that sometimes need a bit of help getting around. Just like humans, guinea pigs can be born with complications that can make their limbs unable to function properly. Injury, old age, and infection can also cause a cavy to need long term assistance or temporary relief. Lori Holbein and Chad […]
The holidays are a great time to transform the look of your home with some holiday plants, but do you know which ones can cause problems for your guinea pigs? Health problems can range from mild to severe, even death so it’s best to educate yourself in advance and plan accordingly for a safe and […]
The Gross family of Kitchener, Ontario, were so excited to bring home their new pet guinea pig in mid-October. Molly, the name given to their new pet, was rarely out of the hands of their three children Matthew, 8, Jonathan, 5, and Caitlyn, 2. The next day, Leann Gross, noticed a patch of missing hair […]
I’ve owned guinea pigs for over 20 years. I am knowledgeable in some areas (what to feed, diagnose a possible URI or UTI) but completely void in other issues (anything specific to boars, bloat, elongated roots). It seems that each of my pigs try to teach me about some new illness I haven’t seen before (I […]
BelkaSometimes, extra diagnostic tests are necessary to rule out potential factors that may be ailing your guinea pig. X-rays are commonly used when the cause of your cavy’s discomfort is not obviously apparent or easily spotted. A set of x-rays c…
October 9-15 is National Veterinary Technician Week according to the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. It is a week set aside to recognize the contributions made by vet techs as well as veterinarians, assistants and practice managers. It also provides the public with a chance to learn what vet techs do on a […]