This handsome guinea pig named Beefcake is our Pet of the Week!

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Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society introduces us to Beefcake, a 2 year old male Guinea Pig who is looking for his forever home.

Pet Stats                                    
Name: Beefcake 
Breed:  Guinea pig
Age:    2 years
Sex:     Male
Color:  White and black

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Beefcake is a mellow kind of guy who’s waiting for his new home.  You can meet him at our Springfield Adoption Center.  A Guinea pig’s favorite things include: Leafy greens, green peppers, peas, apples, blueberries, oranges, kale, grapes and strawberries 
HAY!  They need access to this all the time
A cave for them to sleep or rest, like a medium-sized flower pot or a plastic igloo
Vocalizing.  They’ll squeak with delight when you come into the room
Time outside the cage every day.  Supervised, of course!

This pet’s profile: https://www.dakinhumane.org/adopt-a-pet-full.html?pet=40772290#!/

Cold Weather Safety Tips – We’ve got another month of winter ahead of us, and this is when the worst weather tends to kick in!  Here are some winter safety tips to keep in mind for your pets:

    Watch the snow pile-ups in your backyard – if snow piles accumulate near your fences, your dog could hop up – and over!  Be sure your pup doesn’t have this escape route handy

    Never give your dog a shave or severe haircut in winter -they need the warmth of their fur!

    Before you open your car door, give the hood a thump. There could be a heat-seeking animal like a cat inside there

    After a walk, check your pet’s feet and stomach for ice, salt and chemicals.  If you find it, wash it off and dry your pet’s fur.  Check also for cracks in your dog’s paw pads or redness between their toes

    Feed your pet just a little bit extra in the winter months to provide important calories.  Pets burn extra energy in their efforts to keep warm.  Be sure to have fresh water on hand so they stay well-hydrated, too

    Be sure your companion has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from drafts.  A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is ideal


For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit www.dakinhumane.org

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