It is common practice in the UK to neuter companion cats and dogs that are not intended for breeding purposes, that it is now regarded very much a “routine” procedure. But what about small furry companion animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets which are also commonly kept as pets?
We have recently seen an increase in the number of rabbits and guinea pigs being brought into the practice seriously ill, or have sadly died at home. Gut Stasis or Ileus is a silent killer, and prompt veterinary treatment is vital to improve the prognosis for your small furry.
Guinea Pigs were Britain’s 5th most popular pet in 2014 after cats, dogs, rabbits and birds, with an estimated population of half a million and growing according to the pet food manufacturing association. They have been a popular pet for hundreds of years due to their curious and friendly personalities, they are easily handled and …