Category: Pet Care

Hairball Prevention and Remedies for Your Cat

Any cat owner is more than aware of their pet’s propensity for hairballs, and hairball control is a topmost priority for the benefit of the cat as well as their human companions. It’s never pleasant to slip out of bed for a late night snack only to step on a cool, hairball cluster right next …

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Bathing A Cat: 10 Survival Tips

All cat owners dread bath time, just like parents with toddlers do. Bathing a cat can be a traumatic and life-endangering prospect for you and your beloved pet. While Fluffy may seem sweet and demure 99% of the time, all bets go out the window when you hold them in your arms and approach a …

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Common Illnesses Among Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are subject to a number of common illnesses, including respiratory infections, skin problems and genetic disorders. One common source of many skin conditions, for example, are the Trixacarus caviae, or mange mites. These small parasites cause itching, which can lead to excessive scratching and hair loss. Another common source, especially among those who …

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Common Signs of Guinea Pig Illness

Because guinea pigs are common prey for many larger species, they have evolved to hide pain and weakness. Making noise, limping and other signs of distress alert predators to a location. They tell the predator that a particular animal is easy and therefore, safe prey. That makes it all the more important for guinea pig …

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Do Your Guinea Pig Homework

Guinea pigs are cool, but they’re also a little different from most other animals. That creates the need for a little investigation into these unique animals. Guinea Pigs, known as cavies among professionals and enthusiasts, make excellent animal companions. They have a range of interesting behaviors and they’re ultra-easy to care for. They come in …

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Guinea Pig Medications, Good and Bad

Treating guinea pigs requires specialized knowledge. While they’re similar to rabbits and other mammals (including humans, in important ways), they are a distinctive species. They can’t be given some of the medications that work well with others. They require some that are used chiefly with cavies. The Bad Penicillin is one drug that makes the …

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Vet Care for Your Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs are not the most robust of animals. As such, they can succumb to an illness more quickly than many other species. Veterinary care should be sought more readily than it might be for cats, for example. But vets see many more cats than guinea pigs. This is a combination of the practice of …

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