Unfortunately, there may be a time where you have to deal with an emergency involving your pet. It is essential to know how to recognise and deal with such emergencies before they arise and to know who to contact when they do. Immediate veterinary attention can mean the difference between life and death for a very sick or injured Guinea pig. Getting your pet to the vet's clinic (where all the necessary equipment is on hand) is quicker and gives it a better chance than calling the vet out to your home. The most important thing to remember in an emergency is don't panic! This could cause further anxiety for an already frightened animal and it wastes valuable time.