A pet shop guinea pig's story

ACS found this boy for sale in a pet shop. It is not the first time and is not uncommon that we have found an unwell guinea pig in a pet shop. He had severe scurvy ( vitamin c deficiency ), serious weight loss and on returning to the shelter with him it was found that he had very bad back teeth overgrowth and he could not eat as a result. He was taken directly to the vet on the same day we rescued him for his back teeth to be clipped and checked under a general anesthetic. Sadly though this boy had complications coming out of the general due to being so weak and he passed away within only an hour of returning to the shelter.

Help arrived to late for this guinea pig


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