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Crust under guinea pig’s lip

nuggetandoreo

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Hi! I’m new to this forum and I decided to post because I wanted to ask what this was. I was rubbing Nugget’s chin and I felt this crust. I don’t know what it is or how long it’s been here but this is the first time i notice it. I tried to see if I could take it off, but it’s attached to his fur and he kept moving (so I don’t know if it hurt him). Here are so pictures i tried taking.
Thank you for your help!
 

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Hi and welcome! Afraid your post got missed yesterday among everything else...
Could the crust just be dried on food? Have you tried soaking it to get it off?
Hopefully one of the health specialists will be along soon and have some other ideas if not, I can't see the picture very well on my phone.
 

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Hi and welcome! Afraid your post got missed yesterday among everything else...
Could the crust just be dried on food? Have you tried soaking it to get it off?
Hopefully one of the health specialists will be along soon and have some other ideas if not, I can't see the picture very well on my phone.
I haven’t tried soaking it but I will! Thanks
 

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Hi!

It looks like something stuck on and dried to me as well. If you can't soak it away, then you may have to wait until it comes off on its own.
 

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One of my girls has a crusty bit between her nose and mouth , she is eating and drinking with no problems. After reading this i will try soaking it ....cue squeals of anger
 

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One of my girls has a crusty bit between her nose and mouth , she is eating and drinking with no problems. After reading this i will try soaking it ....cue squeals of anger
Leave it and it will hopefully fall off by itself. They shouldn’t get wet on their face. If you have concerns then it’s best to get piggy to the vet.
 

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One of my girls has a crusty bit between her nose and mouth , she is eating and drinking with no problems. After reading this i will try soaking it ....cue squeals of anger
Hi!

Please do NOT self-diagnose and see your vet if in the least doubt. Your piggy could have cheilitis, which is a potentially fatal lip infection. The piggy in this thread clearly doesn't have this.

Please open your thread in this section if you need support.
 

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Wiebke the vet did see her at her annual check up and said to keep an eye on it and thankfully it has dropped off and there is no sign of infection/soreness
 
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