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Pet Health Tip: The Importance of Hydration

Most of us usually focus on feeding our pets well, but how well do we keep them hydrated? Our cat, Cujo, has had two fairly major urinary tract issues in the past, both having to do with her water intake. Her first issue came out of nowhere when one day I found her crying out in pain, peeing blood in random spots around the house. This happened about nine or ten years ago and it was definitely not a good sight to see. After a trip to the Riverdale Animal Hospital on the Danforth and some x-rays, Cujo was found to have had a large crystal in her bladder, causing an extremely painful blockage when she tried to urinate. This...

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Pet Health Tip: Vitamin C and Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs need Vitamin C incorporated into their diet. There are three main ways to make sure your Guinea Pig gets her daily dosage of Vitamin C: Fortified Pellets- Many brands (if not all brands) of Guinea Pig Pelleted Diet contain Vitamin C in them. The Oxbow Brand that rovr delivers is one of them.  Vitamin C drops- These are drops you can add to your Guinea Pig's drinking water. rovr doesn't deliver any of these as yet, mainly because of number 3 on this list. Fruits- Most Guinea Pigs love to chow down on a variety of fresh fruit, which act as nutritious treats that provide all of their Vitamin C needs. Our Piggie loves Oranges, Grapefruit, as well...

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