Do you need pet insurance to see a vet for a guinea pig?


In general, routine check-ups and treatment for guinea pigs are easily affordable and light on the pocket.

However, if you want help with major medical surgeries and treatments, diagnostic tests and minor treatments, then it would be a good idea to get pet insurance so that it can help with the payments whenever you see a vet.

You can have your guinea pig against medical costs by buying exotic pet insurance, which is available from most pet insurance providers.

Cost of Guinea Pig Vet Checks

An annual veterinary check up will cost you from $20 to $50, depending on the veterinary clinic's location and popularity. You will need to pay a higher amount for diagnostic tests, medications and surgery.

Medications can range from $60 upwards, and this can include antibiotics, as well as the medical supplies used such as syringes and injections.

Guinea Pigs' Common Health Problems

Guinea pigs have a lifespan of five to seven years. They are especially prone to parasites like lice, mites, as well as ringworm. The infestation should be attended to immediately since it can also affect members of your family.

If you notice that your once-energetic guinea pig hardly moves around, is lethargic and is cranky, chances are, it is not feeling well. It may have an illness or injury that is not immediately noticeable. What you can do is to bring it to your veterinarian to have it checked.

Be also sure to have annual check-ups with your veterinarian to ensure that your guinea pig is at its tip-top shape.

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