When you decide to get a pet guinea pig, you will likely be excited about carrying out all the personal care tasks required to keep them healthy and happy, including feeding them a nutritious diet. However, you should take some time before bringing your guinea pig home to research their nutritional needs and ensure you're providing them with all the nutrients they need and not feeding them anything that's toxic to them.
27 February 2020
Conjunctivitis is a bacterial infection of the conjunctiva, which is the transparent layer that covers and protects the eye. It's typically caused by streptococcus or Bordetella bacteria and is highly contagious. Conjunctivitis responds well to treatment, but if left untreated, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the eye and affect your guinea pig's sight. It's not always possible to determine how a guinea pig has contracted conjunctivitis, but potential causes include contact with other infected guinea pigs and an unclean living environment.
24 February 2020
Mouth ulcers for cats and are often caused by their immune system having an overreaction to normal levels of oral bacteria and plaque. This overreaction causes the soft tissue in their mouth to launch an inflammatory reaction and lead to ulcers developing along the inner oral cavity and gum line. It's not always possible to determine why your cat's immune system suddenly treats the normal conditions in their mouth as a threat, but some underlying medical conditions are thought to make a cat more susceptible to developing mouth ulcers.
24 February 2020
Under normal conditions, fur mites live on guinea pigs in small numbers without causing them any problems. However, when numbers increase, fur mites can cause skin problems and leave your guinea pig feeling uncomfortable and sore. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for fur mite infestation in guinea pigs. Causes And Symptoms Fur mites can increase in numbers when your guinea pig is stressed, which can lead to them grooming themselves less.
21 February 2020
When your dog is not on any preventative medication for tick bites, they can become seriously ill when bitten by even a single tick. As the tick latches on to your dog to feed on their blood, they can deposit organisms, such as bacteria, which can cause a range of diseases. Ticks are commonly found in long grass and damp environments, such as woodland, and you should check your dog's skin and coat for ticks after every walk.
20 February 2020