Guinea Pig Awareness Week, or GPAW, is back this year from September 19th-23rd. Endorsed by the British Veterinary Association and British Small Animal Veterinary Association, the week covers the five welfare needs of our guinea pigs. There will be activities dedicated to improving the health and welfare of guinea pigs; throughout the week, GPAW will be exploring what it means to be a guinea pig owner and share some top tips, uncover interesting facts and, of course, post lots of great photos!

More information about Guinea Pig Awareness Week can be found here.

The VPIS have received over 500 calls involving Guinea Pigs. Agents involved include medication, rodenticides, and various species of plant. We are on hand 24/7 to assist with any suspected toxicity case involving Guinea Pigs.

Veterinary practices can call us on 02073 055 055.

Owners can call Animal PoisonLine on 01202 50 90 00.