I hope this helps,
*Real* guinea pigs don't need to swear
Again my sympathy.
When I was trying to find a vet for my guinea pig, it was nearly impossible.
However, when I went looking for a rabbit vet, it was a lot easier. Usually
the vets that treat rabbits also treat cavies. I would call a bunch of vets
that advertise as cat/dog doctors and ask where they would refer someone to
if they had a serious rabbit case. If there is an obvious winner, then I'd
call them and ask if they treat cavies. I found a wonderful piggie vet this
My sympathies on your loss; I hope this sad event serves as an object
lesson for readers of alt.pets.guinea-pigs.
Sincere condolances from us all.
ably hindered by :- The Chaps (Rex, Brownie, Hoody & Stripe), The New Age
Marx Bros. (Groucho, Harpo, Chico & Zeppo) and the Cavy Boyz (Tudor &
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Read Pubpsy's obituary at http://chirpy.com/remembered/pubpsy.html
>> HI all,
>> There seems to be something wrong with our pig, she hasn't drank any
>> in 2 days we are really worried about her. We all thought that she had a
>> cold and would snap out of it by now. Today is Sunday and if she isn't
>> doing any better by tomorrow morning I will be sure to get to the vets.
>> the meantime is there anything that we can do? We have been holding her a
>> lot and talking to her, she is less than a year old. Not sure this family
>> would do well if she died on us.
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The suggestions re: finding a vet are on the mark. Look for "***" or small
animal specialists, or look for yellow page ads which say "small animals". If
there is a breeder in your area, ask the breeder who they use. In my personal
experience I have simply asked when calling. I got lucky with my current vet;
the two doctors there have no problem with small animals, though one, "Dr.
Jackie", seems more comfy with them and has experience with guinea pigs and
rabbits (including spaying and neutering rabbits, I just learned). One
assistant told me she likes to see Schmutz (and now Brillo) because it is less
common for them and hence an opportunity for observation.
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