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hard bump/glandular material?

Popcorn bby

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Hi everyone we recently found a hard, small bump on the tail area of my guinea pig. I managed to half peel some of it off before bringing her to the vets, and the doctor informed us that it was dried glandular material. It's a long story, but we weren't really able to ask the vet for details about it (we do know how to clean it though, she said wash her bum every week or so). I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about glandular material on the bum area? My main question is if it's normal for it to feel as hard as it feels. We have to go back for a hormone injection in about a week anyways but is there any prior help I can get on this? Thank you.
 

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What is the hormone injection for? And how old is your girl? I would question that as I’ve not heard of them having glandular material there, or receiving hormonal injections.

Boars tend to be the ones with overactive grease glands, but it can occasionally happen in sows. You can apply some coconut oil. Leave it to soak in them wash off with piggy friendly shampoo.

Is your vet experienced in treating guinea pigs? I’ll tag @Wiebke @VickiA @Piggies&buns
It’s the middle of the night here so you’ll have to wait a while for an answer.
 

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What is the hormone injection for? And how old is your girl? I would question that as I’ve not heard of them having glandular material there, or receiving hormonal injections.

Boars tend to be the ones with overactive grease glands, but it can occasionally happen in sows. You can apply some coconut oil. Leave it to soak in them wash off with piggy friendly shampoo.

Is your vet experienced in treating guinea pigs? I’ll tag @Wiebke @VickiA @Piggies&buns
It’s the middle of the night here so you’ll have to wait a while for an answer.
Hi! Thank you for responding :). The vets found her nipples to be large and crusted so she is on cystorelin I believe for what is almost certainly ovarian cysts. She is 5 right now and will be turning 6 in April. I will for sure look into coconut oil, my only worry about the grease area is just how hard it is. Yes, we go to this specific exotics vet and this doctor is a highly trusted one and we have only had good experiences with her. Thank you for tagging.
 

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Hi everyone we recently found a hard, small bump on the tail area of my guinea pig. I managed to half peel some of it off before bringing her to the vets, and the doctor informed us that it was dried glandular material. It's a long story, but we weren't really able to ask the vet for details about it (we do know how to clean it though, she said wash her bum every week or so). I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about glandular material on the bum area? My main question is if it's normal for it to feel as hard as it feels. We have to go back for a hormone injection in about a week anyways but is there any prior help I can get on this? Thank you.
Are you sure the vet didn't say granular material?
 
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