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Cut on piggie

Hannahb2804

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Hi please can someone help me, I’ve noticed on my piggie above her teeth she’s got a little cut, it’s not bleeding although it has slightly but she seems fine in herself. I’ll attach a photo but it looks like she’s caught it with her teeth? They’re a normal size but can someone please give me any advice that she’s ok? Sorry for the bad photos, I promise I’m not hurting her.
also she got out of her cage the other day so maybe she bit her lip when she jumped? I’m not sure
 

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Hi please can someone help me, I’ve noticed on my piggie above her teeth she’s got a little cut, it’s not bleeding although it has slightly but she seems fine in herself. I’ll attach a photo but it looks like she’s caught it with her teeth? They’re a normal size but can someone please give me any advice that she’s ok? Sorry for the bad photos, I promise I’m not hurting her
Hi!

I can be that a sharp piece of hay or something else has got stuck in there. Please monitor and contact a vet if you are worried or notice any swelling/loss of appetite (sign of an infection).
 

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Hi!

I can be that a sharp piece of hay or something else has got stuck in there. Please monitor and contact a vet if you are worried or notice any swelling/loss of appetite (sign of an infection).
Okay thank you! How do I know if it’s infected? Is there anything I can wipe it with
 

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You can perhaps make up a saline solution and use that to clean the area. I’m not entirely sure about how you know it’s infected.
 
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