Doctors Foster and Smith recommend using a product containing pyrethrins, which is the same ingredient found in some products used to treat fleas in cats, to treat fleas in guinea pigs. Pyrethrins are natural chemicals extracted from the flowers of chrysanthemums.
Pyrethrins kill fleas by interrupting communication between the cells of the nervous system. Many products formulated to treat fleas in cats and dogs have not been tested on guinea pigs, so it is important to consult a veterinarian before choosing a guinea pig flea treatment. Using a flea comb to remove live fleas and flea dirt from the guinea pig's fur is another way to keep fleas at bay.Learn More
According to the Southern Hamster Club, dwarf hamsters typically are pregnant for 18 days although the gestation period sometimes extends up to 25 days. The average litter size is four, but as many as 10 babies are possible. Large litters often have high mortality rates.Full Answer >
Another good poem to read when a pet dies is called, "I'm Still Here," by an unknown author. Short and rhyming, the seven stanzas consist of four lines written in the first-person perspective of the pet, who assures its owner that its presence is still everywhere, in everything.Full Answer >
An unwanted dog can be taken to the local animal control facility, a humane society or a rescue. If originally obtained from a breeder, the dog can often be returned to the breeder.Full Answer >
The black-footed ferret, which is the only ferret native to North America, once lived on the Great Plains from southern Canada to northern Mexico. It became extinct in the wild from 1986 to 2013, when it was reintroduced to over 20 locations in North America.Full Answer >