First day of the guinea pig clinic

Today was a great first day as the Guinea Pig Vet! I met a new patient named Alfie, a recently rehomed pig who came in for a health check-up. I'm happy to say that Alfie passed with flying colours and he has found a great home. I saw three other guinea pigs; one came in for an abdominal scan, one had a jaw abscess and the third had a bladder stone; he will be having surgery to remove it later this week. Bladder stones are quite common in guinea pigs, signs to look for include blood in the urine, and squeaking whilst urinating.

guinea pig herd with grass
a herd of guinea pigs

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