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Guinea Pig Basics

 LafeberVet has gone gaga for guinea pigs!
3 NEW peer-reviewed articles chock full of clinically relevant info, graphics & video
1 NEW client education handout 
plus 2 updated resources all devoted to this special species

NEW Behavior Basics: The Guinea Pig

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Photo credit: Tim Parkinson via Flickr Creative Commons

NEW Behavior Basics: The Guinea Pig* reviews the basics of guinea pig behavior, from normal activity and social behavior to vocalizations and husbandry-related behavior.

This content was reviewed by Jörg Mayer, MS, DVM, DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), DECZM, DACZM of the University of Georgia at Athens and Andrea Hubbard, DVM, DACLAM of Columbia University.

NEW Clinical Approach to the Guinea Pig

guinea pig stethescope Co-authored by Teresa Bradley Bays, DVM, CVA, DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), NEW Behavior Basics: Clinical Approach to the Guinea Pig* focuses on the clinical approach to the guinea pig presented for examination or hospitalization.

This article was peer reviewed by Melinda Cowan, BVSc (hons) FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) of Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney, Australia and Amanda Fisher, DVM, MSc from the University of Pittsburgh Laboratory Animal Resources.

NEW Guinea Pig Reproduction Basics

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NEW Guinea Pig Reproduction Basics* reviews anatomy and physiology of the guinea pig reproductive tract and summarizes important reproductive problems, including pregnancy-related diseases.

This article was reviewed by Brendan Carmel, BVSc, MVS MANZCVS (Unusual Pets) GDipComp of Melbourne, Australia and Mark Suckow, DVM, DACLAM, Director of Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota and co-editor of The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster and Other Rodents.

UPDATED Dystocia in the Guinea Pig

guinea pig mom with children Visit UPDATED Dystocia in Guinea Pigs* for the latest guidelines on management and prevention of this important clinical problem.

Intimidated by dystocia in guinea pigs? Review the article, then take the brief quiz to gain confidence in your clinical approach to this therio nightmare!

This article was reviewed by Nicole Wyre, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice).

NEW & Updated Guinea Pig Client Education Material


Photo credit: Fly FM

Peer reviewed by Julie DeCubellis, DVM,
Gravid Guinea Pig Care is designed to provide advice for the breeding or pregnant guinea pig owner to minimize the risk of pregnancy-related disease.

UPDATED Care of the Pet Guinea Pig has been expanded to include enrichment, handling, and grooming tips.

*There will be open access to all links listed above for a limited time only.

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