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Texas Rustlers Small Animal Rescue

Small Animal Rescue

Veterinary Care

Did you know that if a guinea pig goes longer than 12 hours without eating he can die?  It is very important to observe any changes in the behavior of your guinea pig, as they are extremely good at hiding illness! Lack of appetite should be taken seriously. If your piggy is not eating on his own, please refer to this guide on hand-feeding. 


Every guinea pig owner should have an experienced guinea pig veterinarian available to deal with routine exams and illnesses. We also suggest you locate an emergency after-hours facility in your area that has experience with guinea pigs. Should a life-threatening situation occur outside of business hours, you’ll be prepared.


While we would like to help any and every guinea pig, financially we are unable to. If you own a sick guinea pig and are unable to pay for the medical expenses, please discuss options or payment plans with your veterinarian’s office.  You also might search for charitable agencies set up specifically to help low income households with veterinary expenses.

We recommend the following vets (from personal experience):

Dr. Effie Giannopoulos
City Veterinary Center
2727 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
214-219-2838
info@cityvet.com
www.cityvet.com

Dr. Anna Osofsky
Dr Ashley Champagne
Carrollton West Pet Hospital
3729 Old Denton Rd
Carrollton, TX 75007
972-492-1828

For after hours / emergency vets we recommend:

North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic
1712 W Frankford Rd Suite # 108
Carrollton TX 75007
972-323-1310

Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas

2700 West State Hwy 114

Grapevine, TX 76051

817-410-2273

Adopter Recommended Vets:

Dr. Susan Brashear

Main Street Veterinary Hospital

4100 Kirkpatrick Ln.

Flower Mound, TX 75028

972-355-0008

www.mainstreetpets.com

Dr. Amanda J. Gardner, DVM
Country Club Pet Hospital
2250 Matlock Road
Mansfield, TX 76063
817-477-4143


Leche - Adopted March 2013

Missy - Adopted March 2013

Rudi and Gigi - Adopted March 2013

Crystal - Adopted September 2013