Old guinea pig

Aging females (from the age of four) should be excluded from reproduction.

From the age of five, mumps begin to age and require special care. Older animals often lose weight, as they are no longer able to assimilate part of the feed. In the diet of aging animals, it is necessary to increase the proportion of concentrated, nutrient-rich feed, as well as the amount of vitamins. Sometimes they begin to have problems with their teeth, and the animals are no longer able to eat such solid food as grain.

Older animals are also given slices of cucumber, pumpkin, melon, banana, which they happily eat. Aging guinea pigs are prone to various diseases, they often have diarrhea or simply milder, unformed into elongated peas and feces typical of pigs. Sores often appear on the pads of the hind legs. If your old pig has these sores, cover the inflamed pads with white streptocide powder. We have tried bandaging in the past, but it didn’t work. The dressings got wet quickly, as the pigs excrete a large amount of urine, and only contributed to further irritation of the soles of the feet. In our experience, the following procedure gives good results: it is necessary to thoroughly rinse the inflamed pads with a weak solution of potassium permanganate, dry them,then cover with white streptocide powder and hold the pig in your hands for 15-20 minutes so that it cannot step on its paws. Then glue the animal’s heels with BF-b medical glue. The procedure must be repeated every other day, usually by this time the glue coating is destroyed.

Old guinea pig

Long-haired aging pigs are especially difficult to tolerate spring molt and need a lot of vitamins at this time. Usually, by the age of seven, their coat fades, becomes not so thick, bare areas appear on the body. A pig at the age of seven can be considered a deep old woman, and such an animal needs special attention and care.

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