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Syringe feeding your guinea pig

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Syringe feeding your guinea pig

Syringe feeding (supportive feeding) your guinea pig is a very important part of recovery from gastrointestinal stasis (gut stasis), and in some cases is the most important part of recovering from surgery or illness. If you need to continue syringe feeding your guinea pig following surgery or illness your vet will discuss this with you and will show you how to do this before you take your guinea pig back home. It is important to be gentle and persistent with your guinea pig as providing an adequate intake of food can be the turning point of recovery. Many guinea pigs dislike being syringe fed, but some actually enjoy it, it is important you persevere and are successful.

Syringe feeding
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