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Mouth Scabs?

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crnyng

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My moms male guinea pig has scabs on his mouth. I haven't been over in a while and stopped by today. Of course first thing I had to do was say hi to him and this is what I noticed. This is something of concern correct? Just want to make sure because I did tell her to take him in. Just looking for verification. Thanks in advanced!

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I agree - see a vet promply for cheilitis (bacterial or fungal lip infection). Cut out all fruit and tomatoes from the diet.
 

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I agree, too. Looks like cheilitis and will need a vet to confirm and prescribe treatment. Poor little chap - that looks sore. Hopefully it will soon clear up with the correct treatment
 
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