Guinea Garden

Antibiotics kill guinea pigs. End of story. Er ... this isn't a story though ...

Every single time our guinea pigs have been prescribed antibiotics, they die. Guinea pigs don't like them, I guess. Stimpy was given antibiotics, then died. We didn't know why at first. Mum said his teeth were probably messed up and he couldn't eat. Afterwards she continuously looked up guinea pigs and antibiotics on the internet, and all the sites said the stuff we gave him was safe, but Mum still thinks that's what killed him.

She says now that the oral antibiotics kill some bacteria in the guinea pig's stomach that aid in the digestion process. Most, if not all, veterinarians don't really know that, I guess.

last modified 18 Jan, 2003