Good vets and bad vets
Oct06

Good vets and bad vets

If I asked you what vets were for, you would probably tell me they were to care for sick animals and try to make them better. That’s what I thought too. But when my own animal got ill a few weeks ago, I realised some of them were all about business and money. I’d had issues with my usual vet in the past and had actually taken Cedric to a different vet recently. I’d been worrying about him for a while and knew he...

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Worrying about Cedric part 2
Sep15

Worrying about Cedric part 2

After Cedric had lost a lot of weight and I thought I was literally seeing him die before my eyes, we took him to the vet. The vet checked him very carefully (although we weren’t in the room because of Covid, of course). He said his teeth were a bit uneven and had got sharp, which would make it uncomfortable to eat. So while he was definitely still eating, he probably wasn’t eating as much of the denser foods which he...

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Worrying about Cedric
Sep10

Worrying about Cedric

When we got back from our holiday in Padstow, I weighed the guinea pigs and found that Cedric had lost some weight. When our lovely guinea pig, Eric, died, he’d lost a lot of weight. The vet advised me to weigh the guinea pigs regularly because it’s one of the surest ways of tracking their health. As animals who would be prey to others in the wild, guinea pigs are very good at hiding the fact that they’re ill. So by...

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Worrying about Cedric the guinea pig
Nov04

Worrying about Cedric the guinea pig

A few days ago, I was worrying about my lovely guinea pig, Wilfred. And with good cause. Poor Wilfred didn’t make it and I was devastated. But at least I could stop the constant worrying. The worst had already happened. I am one of life’s worriers. I’m pleased to say that I generally don’t have big stuff to worry about, so I worry about the small stuff. I worry that I might forget to write an email to school. I...

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Farewell, Wilfred
Oct28

Farewell, Wilfred

Wilfred was our favourite guinea pig. Eric used to be our favourite guinea pig and, after he died, Wilfred just slotted into his place. Cedric is cute and funny and lively, but Wilfred was our favourite. When he was little he was boisterous, but as he got older, he calmed down. He would sit nicely to be stroked, although he always ran away when you tried to get him out of his hutch. He spent the whole of the summer sat in a big tube....

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