Guinea pig bite

Walnut brownie

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Today my guinea pig bit me. They usually do but today a little drop of blood came, it was not too bad. Bad can it cause any disease ? Since they are not vaccinated as i read on internet that guinea pigs don't need vaccination and the pet shop owner said the same.
What should i do? Ignore or go to doctor?
 

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It can if it’s gone deep and gets infected. Perhaps have it looked at in case. What happened for him/her to bite you? Did your hand smell of food? Does your piggy live alone? They really need company of their own kind.
 

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Guinea pigs don’t carry diseases as such, so a guinea pig bite to a human is really no worse than any other injury that breaks the skin. Just keep it clean and watch for any sign of infection.
It is unusual for a guinea pig to bite a human and draw blood (unless you were separating a fight or similar) so I’d also ask what you were doing at the time.
 

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Yes, treat it like any small wound or cut - being careful with cleaning it to prevent infection but there is no "Guinea-pig disease" worry. Here in UK guinea-pigs don't get vaccinated either! A hard bite that breaks the skin is quite unusual though...
 

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Just keep it clean. I got a very deep bite from Timmy once (accident bless him, my hands smelled of food) and it was very sore but healed fine.
 

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It can if it’s gone deep and gets infected. Perhaps have it looked at in case. What happened for him/her to bite you? Did your hand smell of food? Does your piggy live alone? They really need company of their own kind.
I was holding him. They usually nibble when they want to go back to their cage, but i don't know why the nibble was hasher than usual that lead to a minor cut. May be it was unintentional as they are babies.
 
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