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bellaandclover

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hello!

does anyone know what to do if your guinea pig has a dry ear? she has some dry spots the outside of her ear, i doubt it is anything but just thought i would ask people on here to make sure she is okay! i haven’t seen her scratch it but if it is anything, i want to treat it as soon as possible! i tried to take a picture but it kept on coming out blurry so if i can take a clear one i will!

thank you :)
 

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hello!

does anyone know what to do if your guinea pig has a dry ear? she has some dry spots the outside of her ear, i doubt it is anything but just thought i would ask people on here to make sure she is okay! i haven’t seen her scratch it but if it is anything, i want to treat it as soon as possible! i tried to take a picture but it kept on coming out blurry so if i can take a clear one i will!

thank you :)

Hi!

Please have your piggy seen by a vet for potential fungal/ringworm on the ear; especially with new piggies. Ringworm is highly contagious, so please don't DIY treat on spec.

This guide link here explains about the most common new guinea pig problems with further links but also includes important customer rights information (including in respect to vet visits due to buying infected piggies).
New Guinea Pig Problems: Sexing & Pregnancy; URI, Ringworm & Parasites; Vet Checks & Customer Rights

If your piggy is being diagnosed with ringworm, please follow our our very detailed hygiene advice in order to get on top of it once and forever instead of turning it into a long running saga:
Ringworm: Hygiene, Care And Pictures

'Dry skin' is MUCH rarer than you would think in well cared for guinea pigs. It is very often a home or backyard breeder wiggling out of seeing a vet and far too often used as a misdiagnosis for not or undertreating a fungal skin infection or skin parasites and can lead to long term suffering or even death. :(
 

bellaandclover

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Hi!

Please have your piggy seen by a vet for potential fungal/ringworm on the ear; especially with new piggies. Ringworm is highly contagious, so please don't DIY treat on spec.

This guide link here explains about the most common new guinea pig problems with further links but also includes important customer rights information (including in respect to vet visits due to buying infected piggies).
New Guinea Pig Problems: Sexing & Pregnancy; URI, Ringworm & Parasites; Vet Checks & Customer Rights

If your piggy is being diagnosed with ringworm, please follow our our very detailed hygiene advice in order to get on top of it once and forever instead of turning it into a long running saga:
Ringworm: Hygiene, Care And Pictures

'Dry skin' is MUCH rarer than you would think in well cared for guinea pigs. It is very often a home or backyard breeder wiggling out of seeing a vet and far too often used as a misdiagnosis for not or undertreating a fungal skin infection or skin parasites and can lead to long term suffering or even death. :(
hello! we did go to a pet shop and buy some tea tree skin cream for her and her ear is much better now :) thanks for the advice as well
 

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hello! we did go to a pet shop and buy some tea tree skin cream for her and her ear is much better now :) thanks for the advice as well

Please don’t treat on spec with pet shop products. We only ever recommend seeing a vet and getting prescribed vet grade treatments. Any home treatment has the potential to make things so much worse and potentially be dangerous as some products are unsafe for guinea pigs
 

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she is fine now, we have carried on checking her everyday and she hasnt shown any signs of being unwell. we used it last week but i will continue checking, thank you.
 
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