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  1. Emily<3

    Strange Patch Appeared Near Guinea Pig Eye

    Hello! I have a longhaired piggy named Atticus, he is about 5 years old. He has developed a strange patch right in between his eye and his nose (it seems almost attached to the veeeery end of his eye) at first he was just scratching at it but now there is pus coming out of it. My other pig...
  2. J

    Itching Piggies? Should I Bathe Them?

    Hi! I have two questions: 1. My piggies have been itching themselves quite a lot lately (maybe 4-5x per hour)? Are there other signs/symptoms of mites or fleas that I should look out for? 2. Should I bathe my piggies? I have not bathed them since I adopted them 1 year ago. I have heard mixed...
  3. A

    Urgent - Please Help Bear

    My guinea pig's name is Bear, and he's maybe around 8 months to a year old. He's always been really happy and energetic but recently has been really itchy and lethargic. We took him the pet store and they said he said fruit and sugar allegies, but we'd never had issues with his food or what we...
  4. L

    Poorly Piggy

    Hi, I have a young guinea pig that I foolishly got from a breeder (there's a story behind it but that's not why I'm here) I have another piggy so frosty the new new piggy has been in quarantine. He began to develop scabs and was diagnosed with mites. The vets gave him some drops last Friday and...
  5. cinn&sugarmybbs

    Guinea Pig Skin Conditions?

    Hi, I have two guniea pigs that are around 8 months old. Both of them have been itching occasionally so I had them checked for mites fleas and lice at the vets. They all came out negative. They had a uri when I took them (3 weeks ago) so the doctor prescribed baytril to kill that and she said...
  6. Celine298

    Itchy Pig

    Hi guys! A while ago I posted a thread here about my boy Sunny. He had a fungal infection in his skin but has since been treated and given the all clear by the vet. He was also checked for mange mites and given the all clear. This was a few months ago and he's still quite itchy. He's and Abby...
  7. SazzaG96

    Running Mites

    I believe my boys has got mites as i can see bug crawling in their fur! I was wondering what has caused this, is it common and how do i treat? Can i buy something to fix it or should I go straight to vet?
  8. WinnieandBear

    Lice Infestation?!?!

    I recently noticed the girls scratching more especially today and so checked Florries fur, I noticed a brown fleck and upon further investigation it was wriggling about and soon found another one. I am so creeped out but even more worried how I am going to make the girls feel better and get rid...
  9. CatChurch

    Lipoma Or Sarcoma

    My Guinea pig of not even one year had to have an operation last Wednesday due to having a lump in the back of her neck. The vet said it had started to petrude around her spine so unfortunately they couldn't get to it all. Could it be cancer? If so what are my options? She's having problems with...
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