• Seven Oxbow Harvest Stacks

    Oxbow Harvest Stacks – How do they fit in to your guinea pig’s life?

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Guinea Pig Today was recently approached to review the Oxbow Harvest Stacks. We had been aware of them for quite some time, and have even used them occasionally ourselves. However, we hadn’t really considered them as being one of the cornerstones of the guinea pig’s diet (hay, pellets, vitamin C, and fresh veggies). So it […]

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  • guinea pig eating sprouts indoor grass

    Tips for Growing Sprouts Indoors for Your Guinea Pigs

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    We all know that guinea pigs need a certain amount of fresh vegetables daily for optimum nutrition. Clean, pesticide-free vegetables add variety and important nutrients to your cavy’s diet. If your cavies are fortunate enough that you are a gardener, you probably have already devoted a small section of your garden plot to growing fresh […]

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  • Papua Piig Oxbow Timothy Hay

    How Does One Recognize Fresh Grass Hay?

    Sunday, July 22, 2012

    Question and answer from Oxbow Animal Health‘s Live Facebook chat with Dr. Micah Kohles, Oxbow’s Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach. When picking hay, what should I look for to know it’s fresh? Selecting a high quality premium hay for your little one is one of the most important things we as owners do. I […]

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  • recalled guinea pig food

    PMI Nutrition International Initiates Voluntary Recall of AquaMax™ Products; Expands Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet®Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products with specific lot codes listed below, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Although no customer complaints have been received to date, the products are being recalled due to analytical test results that […]

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  • LabDiet by Purina Mills, Inc.

    Voluntary Recall of LabDiet® and Mazuri® Feed Products

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PMI Nutrition International has initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products listed below, due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products. Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods. These products were manufactured […]

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  • Isabel guinea pig

    Surprises in Your Guinea Pigs’ Hay Unlikely but Possible

    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    You might have seen an article on the Daily Mail or Guardian about a young girl in the UK who found a surprise in her guinea pigs’ hay. We can’t verify any more than the photos pictured on the site, however, unbelievable as it might sound, finding a surprise in your hay is possible. In […]

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  • guinea pig nutritional food chart

    Guinea pig nutrition charts

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Have you ever wondered if a certain vegetable is good for your guinea pig, or how much Vitamin C it contains?If so, be sure to take a look at the nutrition charts on Guinea Lynx, which contain a comprehensive list of foods that you can include in your …

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  • sliced peppers for guinea pigs

    Bounties of Summer: Storage Ideas for Your Guinea Pigs’ Fresh Vegetables and Fruits

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Since the Paw Crew grew so fast in 2004 and living in Missouri with so many farms near by, the bounties of summer were plenty. Lots of customers would leave yummies for the Paw Crew grown right in their gardens, and purchasing bags full of fresh foods for a few dollars was not hard. That […]

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Health

Sep
7

An Open Letter to Pet Store Owners…

I am the owner of two adorable guinea pigs and I am very frustrated. Today I entered your store with money in my pocket hoping to find a great gift to take home to surprise my two wonderful guinea pigs. Instead, I left empty handed. I wanted to share my experience with you in this […]

Happy Nathan
Sep
7

What to Avoid Buying for your Cavy

As a guinea pig novice I spent money on treats and toys and things for my pigs I now know are either harmful, or not beneficial.  A lot of the information available is contradictory and is outdated or based on misconceptions about how to maintain good cavy health.  Fortunately none of my pigs were harmed […]

Sep
5

Vitamin C – Supplement or Not?

Did you know guinea pigs, like humans and primates, are some of the only animals whose bodies don’t produce any of the vitamin C they need to keep them healthy? Vitamin C deficiency causes a disease called scurvy which can lead to listlessness, joint and mobility problems, rough coat, general weakness and hair loss among other […]

Phoebe
Aug
14

Rowatinex

A recent enquiry has led me to seek further information on a prescription only product called ROWATINEX. The product has been recommended by sources to dissolve bladderstones and thus the guinea pig will not need an op!!!!! This is not an option! Bladd…

piig money
Jul
21

Struggling With Vet Bills?

Even before the economy took a nose dive in 2008, our rescue was getting requests for help from guinea pig owners blindsided by vet bills for illnesses and unplanned surgeries. Our friends in other rescues for dogs, cats, birds, bunnies,…

May
31

Record Heat Starts Early, Pets Not Happy

The warm weather rolled into the Northeast this weekend, and the Weather Channel is reporting that temperatures are going to stay high for a big chunk of the U.S. for this whole week. It was so warm and humid here…

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