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Cut On Young Guinea Pig, Vet Worthy?

christinaa2025

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i have three guinea pigs, two of which were just introduced about a week ago. they are getting alone fine and playing well but one morning i noticed a cut on one's face. it almost looks white powdery around it and is scabbing a lot. i've been gently cleaning it and it doesn't seem to be bothering him, but i don't want to risk it getting worse. i attached a picture but obviously he didn't want to stay still so it's a bit difficult to see. any advice would be much much appreciated.

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Take him to the vet. It doesn't look good. Only a vet can diagnose what it is and treatment. Don't leave it or treat on spec. It'll only get worse.
 

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Take him to the vet. It doesn't look good. Only a vet can diagnose what it is and treatment. Don't leave it or treat on spec. It'll only get worse.
i just noticed that he has a patchy raw looking spot on his back too. he's going to the vet asap, thank you.
 

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If it is something transferable between guinea pigs eg mite remember to treat all of your piggies. My Dennis had mite a few weeks ago and the vet said just to watch the other 4 but I am still treating them as I don't want a merry go round of mites going from one pig to another. After the 2nd treatment of the other 4 at the weekend I'm giving the hutch a thorough clean and dowsing everything in F10.
 

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If it is something transferable between guinea pigs eg mite remember to treat all of your piggies. My Dennis had mite a few weeks ago and the vet said just to watch the other 4 but I am still treating them as I don't want a merry go round of mites going from one pig to another. After the 2nd treatment of the other 4 at the weekend I'm giving the hutch a thorough clean and dowsing everything in F10.
from what i've been researching I'm pretty sure Oliver's got a fungal infection but mites are similar to i don't know for sure. i seperated them for now but for how much the play together and snuggle i doubt it matters at this point. vet appointment friday, if it gets worse i'll take him somewhere before that. thanks so much for your help.
 
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