Anaemia in guinea pigs
The symptoms are lack lustre appearance, lethargy but not always poor appetite. The way to confirm your diagnosis is to look into the lower eyelidsand they will appear a very pallid pink or white. If in doubt, compare with a healthy guinea pig.
I have found that one of the best treatments for this condition is 0.4 daily of Vitabiotic’s Feroglobin for a week. As this is a a syrup, it is far easier to administer and the honey and malt flavour make it more acceptable to guinea pigs than the brewer’s yeast tablets I used to use. It has the added advantage of having a long shelf life. Attention, has of course to be made to what feed is being provided
At Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital