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Caring For Your Guinea Pig’s Teeth

Guinea pig teeth grow constantly throughout their lives. The teeth can become overgrown and cross over each other if you don’t take care of them. These conditions cause difficulty eating, pain, and cuts in the inside of your guinea pig’s mouth. Examine your pig’s teeth often to see that they are straight and relatively short. Verify that there are no broken teeth or excessive discoloration that may require medical care. Your guinea pig will enjoy gnawing on timothy hay and wooden blocks and this will wear down his teeth to a normal length. Hard vegetables, such as carrots and squash, add nutrition while trimming your pig’s teeth. A diet high in vitamin C promotes healthy teeth. If your guinea pig has difficulty eating or you spot any dental issues, he may need medical care. Make an appointment with your Tipp City, OH veterinary clinic for a dental evaluation and treatment as needed.

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