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Earlier this year, I wrote an article about keeping small animals safe in hot weather. With the winter months now upon us, I figured it was as good of a time as any for a counter-article on what to do when things get chilly. As an avid guinea pig lover myself, I’ve always considered it extremely important that the owners of piggies and other pocket pets understand what to do to ensure their comfort in extreme weather. After all, many of us go to great lengths to keep our cats and dogs safe with weather changes – we can’t forget about the little guys too! So if you or someone you know is a fan of all things small and furry, keep reading for some tips on keeping guinea pigs, rabbits, and hamsters nice and cozy in the cold.

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Most animal lovers know what steps to take to keep their cats and dogs safe in hot weather. However, not everyone is aware that smaller animals like guinea pigs, rabbits, and hamsters are also at risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses! Despite their size, it’s super important for owners to know the symptoms of heat-related illnesses in their furry friends, and what to do to prevent them. Here are some tips on how to keep your puniest pets happy and healthy in this summer heat!

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You may have come across the horror stories that have been circulating the Internet about pets who have faced serious illness after being exposed to essential oils. If you haven’t (and now you’re totally freaking out!), don’t go throwing away that oil diffuser just yet. While it is true that some essential oils can harm your pets, there are still a number of essential oils that are 100% safe to use with Fluffy or Fido around. In fact, there are even a few that can actually benefit the health and well-being of your fur babies. So, for those of you concerned about your animal’s well-being, here’s a rundown of what you should know about mixing essential oils with your four-legged, two-legged, feathery, or scaly friends!

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