Dr. Karen Rosenthal wins 2012 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award

Oxbow Award

Author John Miller

I’m happy to report that the Oxbow team returned safe and sound following last week’s AEMV/AAZV/ARAV veterinary conference in Oakland, California.  I enjoy every industry event I attend – from pet shows, to retailer shows, …

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Raise Funds for Arizona’s Piggie Poo Rescue at Bowl-A-Rama

bowl-a-rama piggie poo rescue t-shirt

Volunteers at Arizona’s Piggie Poo Rescue are participating in a Bowl-A-Rama event next Saturday to raise funds for the guinea pig rescue and bring awareness to cavy welfare. Piggie Poo volunteer, Wendy Anderton, tells Guinea Pig Today, “We are dressing up with our new t-shirt design featuring “Charlie”, a rendering of a drawing done by […]

Guinea Pigs Rule the Day at the SoCal Pignic

guinea pig winners veggie eating contests socal pignic

The annual SoCal Pignic was held on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Over two-hundred people and about 80 pigs stopped by to enjoy the fun – and it certainly was a lot of fun. After all, I can’t imagine gathering that many piggies in one place and not having a great time. Each guest was treated […]

Flat Bonnie Makes Flat Cavies for A Cause

guinea pigs named The Nelson Twins with their Flat Cavies

Not only are Flat Bonnie and her plushy cohorts adorable, but they are showing up everywhere to spread the word about adoption. Recently, they were spotted at the Exotic Pet Fair in Pasadena, California as well as the Bunny Luv Rabbit Resource Center in Van Nuys, California and the Anime Expo in Los Angeles. This […]

The Humane Society’s Animal Care Expo Seeks Guinea Pig Representation

Humane Society's Animal Care Expo registration booth

The Humane Society’s Animal Care Expo is the world’s largest animal sheltering conference and trade show. This year, the event was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during May 21-24. Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue was offered a free scholarship to this event and we were lucky enough to be chosen […]

Guinea Pig Fashion Show Promotes Farms in Peru

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We all love a fashion show especially when it includes the most adorable guinea pigs. Although you might be surprised to find in the district of El Tambo, Huancayo, these adorable runway stars are promoting guinea pig farms that might turn these fashion models into tomorrow’s dinner. The show, called “Miss Cuy,” is similar to […]

What Not to Say To A Guinea Pig Lover

frustrated woman

As a guinea pig advocate at pet conventions and conferences, I understand I’m in the minority. There is a tremendous amount of dog and cat organizations and businesses. When I get a chance to talk to a company that addresses guinea pigs, many sell to a variety of small pets and the guinea pig is […]

John Miller’s Perspective on Global Pet Expo

Oxbow Animal Health Global Pet Expo Booth

Author John Miller Greetings from the airport.  As I type this, I’m boarding a plane for Orlando where I will be trading in the cold rain of Nebraska for a few days of mild temperatures and sunshine.  For the remainder of the week, myself and other…

What You Can Do For National Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month

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This March is the tenth annual Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month. The event began in 2002 when the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) declared the month devoted to raising awareness about guinea pigs in shelters and about pet cavies in general. Here at Guinea Pig Today, we’re taking this […]

Pig-A-Thon Success, An Achievement For All Guinea Pigs

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Early in November the members of Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue were contacted by the Event Coordinator for the World of Pets Expo. For quite a few years now MGPR has had an educational booth at the event. This year they asked if we could also fill a rather large space that would be open on […]

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