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Why aren't the vets agreeing with literature???

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Makay772

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Why aren't the vets agreeing with literature???

The vet that I went to yesterday said that my 9 week old guinea pig cannot be pregnant yesterday and the one I spoke to today said the same thing.

But....the literature that I have read on the internet all suggests that she can be!

I don't understand this! I read that the males can reach that maturity level at 3-4 wks and the females between 4-5 wks. The vet that I called today said she is not concerned at all that my guinea pig is pregnant.
 

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Vets for some cases are not having the real-life everyday experience of it. They are educated for a professionality sake nature, but in some cases that vets have their real-life knowledge about a certain animals it is for their patient to expect the best things.
For example My vet Knows More about Miniature Schnauzers (a breed of dog) than all the vets in Quezon City all put together beacause he himself has Miniature Schnauzers.

Be sure to have a vet specializing in Cavies. Lucky you're in USA or UK as there are so many of them. Am in the Philippines which I think there's only 1 out of 15 vets are specializing in rodentry.

That paricular vet that you're telling maybe not that Professional when it comes with cavies. In most cases of Veterinary Medicine courses, Rodentry is to be taken specially as others like those treating Reptiles and other exotic animals.
We can find Vets that are worth for an expense but we have to accept the fact that not all of them are that real experts. In my country for example: one vet I have asked to if she cure a Cavy do not even know that Guinea Pigs are also known as Cavies!.

Just recently on a book I read about "VETS AS HORROR" another worthwhile article written by a vet reveals how poor does ordinary Veterinary Medcine school are this days. Here are some quotes from he book. (althought the quoes doesn't involve cavies)

“An alarming fact of life is that we vets receive a very little worthwhile training in nutrition”

“No training in the use of raw whole foods and biased approach to our understanding of commercially produced pet foods” and “The sad truth is that prepared foods help provide patients for vets”

<b<a href="https://www.theministryofmagic.org.uk" target="_new">>The Ministry Of Magic</a>
 
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Re: Why aren't the vets agreeing with literature???

I agree with Angelicum. The reason you are reading conflicting information is because some vets just are not up to date. If you check out the vet section on Cavy Spirit ((broken link removed) you can get some ideas on how to find out if the vet you are seeing is a cavy knowledgeable vet.

For the most accurate and up to date information please visit Guinea Lynx (www.guinealynx.info). You really should sign up for an account so you can be active on the Guinea Lynx forum ((broken link removed) There are many many knowledgeable people over there and I think you and your pig will benefit from it.

Females can and will get pregnant anywhere from 3-4 weeks of age. Again I urge you to sign up with Guinea Lynx.
 
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