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m.k.b13

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Hi.. I live in the U.S. and where I live there are zero exotic vets (for guinea Pigs) and my guinea Gus Gus has bumble foot... I’m scared. I don’t want to lose him! I’ve had the sweet baby since March and I have tried epsom salt soak with him... but, his sores are now open.. any antibiotic ointment you would recommend that I could get at the store for him? Cheers- Milly
 

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Any vet should be able to treat sores and skin wounds in guinea pigs, or at least prescribe you something to help, so it might be worth a vet visit anyway :)
Good luck! :)
 

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A fellow guinea pig owner said they used a small amount of sudocream on bumblefoot - Seek proper advice before trying it of course - Maybe give the RSPCA a call they may be able to reccomend someone nearbyish for you to visit if you are concerned.
 

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Hi.. I live in the you.S. and where I live there are zero exotic vets (for guinea Pigs) and my guinea Gus Gus has bumble foot... I’m scared. I don’t want to lose him! I’ve had the sweet baby since March and I have tried epsom salt soak with him... but, his sores are now open.. any antibiotic ointment you would recommend that I could get at the store for him? Cheers- Milly

Please see a vet for an antibiotic; it doesn't need to be an exotics vet. That is part of the necessary treatment!

Here is a link to a good quality US based site for further tips: Guinea Lynx :: Pododermatitis
 
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