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Do Guinea Pigs Need Regular Vet Checkups?

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Guinea pigs are social, friendly animals that love to spend time with their humans. They can be an excellent addition to any family and make excellent pets for children. Guinea pigs are easy to care for and require little maintenance—but they do need regular vet checkups.
Guinea pigs need regular vet checkups because they can get sick just like dogs and cats do. If they get sick, they might need medicine to make them feel better again or even surgery to fix something wrong with them. 
These lovable fellas also need regular vet checkups so that the vet can check their teeth and nails for signs of problems such as tooth decay or ingrown nails that can cause pain for your guinea pig.
As a general rule, it's best to have your vet check your guinea pig at least once a year, or more often if you notice any health issues. If you notice anything unusual about your guinea pig—like weight loss or excess scratching—then it's time to schedule an appointment with your vet as soon as possible.
If you have more questions or wish to schedule your guinea pig for a checkup, don't hesitate to call us, your local vet in Tipp City, OH today!


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