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skin problem

  1. M

    Flaky skin, please help

    Hi! My sweet albino coronet, Stella, has had flaky skin for the last two-three weeks. We took her to the vet ASAP and they said it wasn’t mites, but gave her and my other ladies treatment just in case. It’s been at least two weeks since that happened and not only has she not gotten better, she’s...
  2. Arwen

    Ear Falling Off

    Hi everyone, I'm a relatively new guinea pig owner, and I seem to be having a problem right now. My girl's left ear always had two patches of black skin, and we thought nothing of it, I kind is dismissed it as just the colour of her skin. But Today I can see one of the patches of black is...
  3. T

    Hair Loss, Flaky Scabby Skin. Help:(

    hi there! I have an elderly Pig at 7 years old and she has been the happiest, healthiest pig ever until recently. I noticed that on her neck and stomach area she has lost a lot of hair over time it hasn't been drastically and I'm wondering why? :( Someone suggested that it could be dental...
  4. N

    Guinea Pig Scratching, Baldness And Crusty Skin Around Eye

    My guinea pig has been scratching the area around her right eye for about 2 weeks and since then I noticed baldness around his eye that's been growing ever since. The bald skin is also very crusty and he can barely open his eye. I went to the vet which gave me a kind of medicine that i should...
  5. RJade

    Skin Scraping

    Ive had to have two of my three guinea pigs to the vet about every 2 weeks since I've had them due to hem having dry skin and hair loss. We've had creams, been treated for mites and ringworm and it still hasn't fully resolved. So when I took them back this time, the vet suggested skin scrapings...
  6. TheCavySlave

    Scratching Piggy?

    Hi, haven't posted for a while, so anyway. Duncan had a scratching session! Over a minute of scratching with his leg, his mouth, it was awful to watch. There are tiny white specks in his fur, is that related? I've asked mum to take them to the vet, aaaand... She says she doesn't want it to be a...
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