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Caring for your guinea pig before and after surgery

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Caring for your guinea pig before and after surgery

Many guinea pigs will have an operation at some stage in their life, eg for neutering (spaying or castration) or to treat a disease, such as dental problems. With advances in anaesthesia most operations performed on guinea pigs are much safer than a few years ago, but the success of treatment and recovery depends to some extent on the quality of care that the owner gives before and after the operation.

If you didn't leave your guinea pig's carrying case at the practice, don't forget to take it with you when you pick them up

What do I do before the operation?

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What happens on the day of an operation?

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When will my guinea pig be able to come home?

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What happens when I pick my guinea pig up?

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What should I do when I get my guinea pig home?

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Will my guinea pig be ill after the anaesthetic?

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What are the signs of more serious problems?

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How do I stop my guinea pig pulling out its stitches?

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