Guinea pigs

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1994 Jan;24(1):67-87. doi: 10.1016/s0195-5616(94)50003-2.


Guinea pigs are popular pets for both adults and children, and they are often presented to the small animal practitioner for medical problems. Diseases and management problems seen in pet guinea pigs often vary from those commonly seen in laboratory animals, and the treatment techniques used in pet animals also are different. This article reviews pet guinea pigs' common medical problems and treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia / veterinary
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Female Urogenital Diseases / veterinary
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / veterinary
  • Guinea Pigs* / anatomy & histology
  • Guinea Pigs* / physiology
  • Male
  • Male Urogenital Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / veterinary
  • Reference Values
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / veterinary
  • Rodent Diseases*
  • Skin Diseases / veterinary