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Goodbye, Warren

This month has been difficult. Right before starting this blog, we lost Rowlf, one of our ferrets, to insulinoma. Then shortly after starting the blog, we lost Ben, another ferret to the same disease. Both ferrets were over 7 years old so we knew we didn’t have much time left with them but it was… Continue reading Goodbye, Warren

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Common Health Problems in Guinea Pigs: Scurvy

Toward my goal of helping others provide the best care possible for their pigs, I'm going to do a series of articles simply called "Common Health Problems in Guinea Pigs." I'll describe specific illnesses that a pig parent should be able to recognize. I'll tell you about the signs, symptoms and basic treatments. Remember that… Continue reading Common Health Problems in Guinea Pigs: Scurvy

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How’d You Get All Those Pigs?!: The Herd Story

Our guinea pig story starts in the fall of 2015 when a literal packrat infiltrated our house. I saw it one night absconding across the kitchen floor with a cracker. I remained calm. Dog did not remain calm. Dog barked. And barked some more. When dog wasn’t barking he was sitting in the kitchen staring… Continue reading How’d You Get All Those Pigs?!: The Herd Story

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Creating a Guinea Pig Health Kit

No matter what type of pet you have, you should have some sort of first-aid kit in case of an emergency. There’s nothing worse than the helplessness you feel after discovering your pet has an illness late at night. You can’t call your vet. The stores are closed. There’s nothing you can do other than… Continue reading Creating a Guinea Pig Health Kit

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“Wheekly” Health Checks: Ensuring Guinea Pig Health in Just 10 Minutes per Week

A few months ago, Bartlet, one of our guinea pigs, was diagnosed with pneumonia and we very nearly lost him. This occurred partly because we had just moved and I suspect that the new routine caused some stress. Also, I have to admit that we were not as vigilant in monitoring his health as we… Continue reading “Wheekly” Health Checks: Ensuring Guinea Pig Health in Just 10 Minutes per Week