Ovarian cysts are a potentially life-threatening condition in guinea pigs. These cysts occur when the follicles in the guinea pig's ovaries do not burst and release an egg during ovulation. Instead, fluid-filled cysts grow at the site of the follicles, and both ovaries tend to be affected. If left untreated, the cysts can grow and eventually burst, which would cause a serious infection known as sepsis that can be fatal. It's not always possible to determine the cause of ovarian cysts, and many are simply a case of a hormone imbalance that leads to your guinea pig producing too much oestrogen.
In Australia, there's not a legal requirement to vaccinate your puppy, and puppy owners who choose not to vaccinate are often concerned about the potential side effects of vaccinations. All medications come with a list of potential side effects, but they have gone through rigorous testing to ensure their overall safety before being made available to the general public. Puppy vaccinations are considered safe and any risk is considered low when compared to the benefits on offer.
Animals are exposed to germs and different types of pathogens that cause diseases. While your veterinarian may offer medication for some diseases, in some cases, a surgical procedure may be necessary to stop infections and restore the animal's health. Here are some of the common vet surgery procedures you can expect a veterinarian to perform on your pet.
Dental surgery is mainly used to fight tooth decay. Dental decay can pose serious health issues to animals, so infected teeth should be extracted before they spread to the healthy teeth and tissue.