For general health enquiries,
please visit the Health Pages hosted at the
‘Winking Cavy Store’ first.
If you have an emergency
then I would advice that you please visit a reliable Vet immediately.
For any other questions, you may
email me at:
If you have a vet to recommend or
are distressed about one, please visit the Vetwatch
Treatment Products for Guinea Pigs
Click on any of the
links below to learn more about the specific Product:
I have not,
and never will accept any kind of financial reward or favour for any product
I recommend on this site.
I want it clearly understood that the bottom line
is always the veterinary care of the animals we all love, not the health of
my bank balance
If it is necessary to have a Vetwatch
section it stands to reason that it is also necessary to have a Vetcare site,
which enables owners to avoid having to run the risk of taking their guinea
pigs to a vet until they have found one who is reliable.
I shall be inviting owners who know
of these vets to let me know about them so that I can register them. I won’t
put their names on the site for fear of embarrassing these good vets and
inviting hassle from the R.C.V.S., which seems to have problems with the
concept of consumer choice. People can contact me and I will put them in
touch with decent vets in their area.
Needless to say I hope people will
contact me also about incompetent or unethical vets and I shall make a list
of them and owners can contact me and find out if a vet they are
contemplating taking their guinea pig to is on the ban list.
What is all amounts to is that
because the profession seems to think it is immune to the pressure of
consumer choice it blandly says that all vets that have the letters M.
R.C.V.S. can be trusted to give an equal standard of service. This is
patently nonsense, any more than you can say that all car or household
appliance repairers give and equal standard of practice. If the profession
will not regulate itself and the politicians refuse to get involved then we
will do it ourselves.
I shall be putting items on this site
concerning veterinary care and medicines that I or other owners have found to
be safe and effective.
I NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL SET MYSELF AS
THE FONT OF ALL WISDOME ABOUT THE VETERINARY CARE OF GUINEA PIGS.
If I am good, then the only reason is
that I listened to other people’s ideas so if anyone out there has them let
me know. Also if there is something I do which you think can be done better
or is not right, let me know about it. This, along with any ideas you have
will then go on the Vetcare board so that we call benefit from them.
There will be no message board for in
my experience, these always lead to tears but there will be a contact section
for your suggestions about vet care and vet abuse.