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Conjunctivitis

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Charlotte behan

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one of my guinea pigs was diagnosed with conjunctivitis last week so I've been giving him eye drops 2-3 times a day, but now the other one is starting to show symptoms e.g. Half closing eye, a little residue in corner. Should I be worried or is this a common problem. He doesn't seem as bad as the other one was when I took him to the vets but I'm a new owner so I'm still worried
 

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one of my guinea pigs was diagnosed with conjunctivitis last week so I've been giving him eye drops 2-3 times a day, but now the other one is starting to show symptoms e.g. Half closing eye, a little residue in corner. Should I be worried or is this a common problem. He doesn't seem as bad as the other one was when I took him to the vets but I'm a new owner so I'm still worried
Also it's been a week now and the first few days I put my guinea pig on a flat surface to put the eye drops in but now he's getting more irritable and it's harder for me to put them in. Any tips?
 

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I would get the other one checked too just in case as it can be contagious and he may need drops too. I am not that great at putting drops in and my partner does it but he puts the drop in and then rubs the top corner of the eye so it works the drop in properly. Is there anyone who could help you? sometimes it is easier with 2 people. Have you noticed any improvement in his symptoms?

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