10) Poisoning – the one type you can deal with is when the guinea pig has been eating poisonous plants

What to do about plant poisoning – crush up one 100mg charcoal tablet into a little water, available in some chemists or on line. Syringe in slowly. This should absorb the toxins and prevent them being absorbed into the blood stream. Wait 30 minutes. Give 1 ml liquid parafin. You should soon see a pile of poops and all should be well.

Prognosis for plant poisoning – good if caught early on.

Prevention of plant poisoning – check out a poisonous plants list for guinea pigs list, on line.