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Tips To Help Your Guinea Pig Gain Weight

Unexplained weight loss in pets can be distressing. There is a need to address the concern immediately, find out the underlying cause so the appropriate action can be undertaken. In guinea pigs, the most common causes of weight loss include teeth problems (such as malocclusion), scurvy, and anorexia (loss of appetite) as a result of specific health issues. 

Here are some easy ways to help your cavy put on weight:

● When switching to a vet-recommended diet, be sure to do it gradually to prevent digestive upset. Guinea pigs have a very sensitive gastrointestinal tract. 

● Avoid overfeeding certain items because the weight gain of underweight guinea pigs should be gradual to avoid potential problems. 

● Some foods for weight gain that you can GRADUALLY add to the cavy’s diet include hay (alfalfa, oat hay, etc. ) fresh vegetables, and good quality pellets. Pellets should not be given to cavies that are prone to bladder stone formation. 

If your pet is losing weight, you should make an appointment with your veterinary clinic Cameron Park, CA so your pet can undergo a complete medical exam.

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