A Medical and Care Guide for Guinea Pigs


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Medical Reference Books for You and Your Vet

Serious owners and vets (especially those unfamiliar with guinea pigs) should consider purchasing one or more reference books. They can provide important information on guinea pig illnesses and dose charts for medicines commonly prescribed for guinea pigs. The following list includes books recommended by Vicki of Jack Pine Guinea Pig Rescue (JPGPR) and/or Josephine:

The most recent Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents is especially valuable as it includes a comprehensive drug formulary. Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Mammals, by Susan A. Brown and Karen L. Rosenthal (publisher Iowa State University Press -- 1997) is another book veterinarians may find helpful.

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