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Please help! Unknown tumor!

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Hi all!
My 1 1/2 year old female American Satin "Sleek" has suddenly formed a lump just in front of her right rear leg just a bit behind her teat, and two small lumps under her chin.
About Sleek:
1. She is 1 1/2 years old.
2. She has had one litter of pups born 11/17/18 there where 5 pups in the litter.
3. Her sire never had a single tumor and her dam had 1 fatty tumor.
4. I believe (I'm not sure) that she is currently bred to my champion Abby boar Flinn, but she is not far enough along to be showing or to have any milk.
5. I removed the boar as soon as I found the tumor... I don't want her fighting anything and pregnant.
6. She is perky and seems in good health... but she is guarding that side a bit. It is clearly not a abscess!
7. The tumor feels very surface, not like it is in the muscle, but more under the skin.

Can anyone please give me a recommendation as to what to do? I am fairly sure that she isn't feeling poorly... but I would like it dealt with shortly! So she can be happy and healthy for the remainder of her pregnancy (assuming that she is pregnant)!
Also I fear that she is fat... she is 2 lbs and 3.0 oz … any ideas on how to cut her feed down? She is currently on oxbow young guinea pig because of her 6 month old son... So I am going to move her to adult ASAP!
Please help!
Much Thanks!
Cavyluv

P.S. Please don't chew me out for breeding, she is a unusually sweet cavy and has a year long waiting list for her lovely pups! All her babies have her lick only, never bite temperament. make her pups have a demand! My cavies are my beloved family and I treat the with upmost care so please respond only to give my advice and support!
 

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If the babies are not intentional then you are fine. If making her pregnant was intentional then that is against forum rules. Tagging @Wiebke as she is experianced with pregnancies and tumors
 

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When you signed up the forum you clicked to agree to say you had read and agree to the forum rules. The forum strictly forbids the discussion of intentional breeding so I would thank you for no further mentions along these lines.

Any lumps need to be investigated asap by a vet experienced with guinea pigs. If you are UK based we have a list under "vet locator" on the top bar. If you are elsewhere then Guinea Lynx has a small list which might be helpful. Unfortunately we are unable, and unqualified, to diagnose over the internet
 
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When you signed up the forum you clicked to agree to say you had read and agree to the forum rules. The forum strictly forbids the discussion of intentional breeding so I would thank you for no further mentions along these lines.

Any lumps need to be investigated asap by a vet experienced with guinea pigs. If you are UK based we have a list under "vet locator" on the top bar. If you are elsewhere then Guinea Lynx has a small list which might be helpful. Unfortunately we are unable, and unqualified, to diagnose over the internet
First of all LOL... I already claimed my apparent sin. But I try my best... I am scheduling a appointment with my sis (she is a cavy vet) but wondering if yall had any advice. As to her pregnancy, I have a rare bloodline (1 of 5 guinea pigs) that my great grandmother bred... I am trying to maintain... so I have boars on my property... and my boar Flinn jumps anything so this one was a expected accident! LOL! But I have a 50 person waiting list for her pups of the very best of people ran through a 6 month process with a fine comb so these lil guys will get the perfect home... accidents matter too! but thank you for the heads up... I just hope I have made my breeding position clear. (I don't endorse willy nilly breeding)
 

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First of all LOL... I already claimed my apparent sin. But I try my best... I am scheduling a appointment with my sis (she is a cavy vet) but wondering if yall had any advice. As to her pregnancy, I have a rare bloodline (1 of 5 guinea pigs) that my great grandmother bred... I am trying to maintain... so I have boars on my property... and my boar Flinn jumps anything so this one was a expected accident! LOL! But I have a 50 person waiting list for her pups of the very best of people ran through a 6 month process with a fine comb so these lil guys will get the perfect home... accidents matter too! but thank you for the heads up... I just hope I have made my breeding position clear. (I don't endorse willy nilly breeding)

Whatever breeding you do or don't condone. You have been asked on another thread now to not discuss it further.
 

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The best thing is to have her seen by a vet. No one can diagnose or give advise over the internet because it has to be investigated. Hopefully it’s nothing major.

As for weight, it seems ok. Best way to check is to feel her heft. There’s a guide on here somewhere if you do a search.

If you go to the pregnancy section, there’s a wealth of information on feeding guide and other things.

Please be aware that having a pregnant piggy of that age is a risk. I hope that you separated her son from her and he’s still not in the same cage up to now. And there are ways to make sure the boars can’t get to her.

I don’t mean to be rude but I’m a little baffled by your cavalier/amused attitude and how you justify it by her sweet nature and the number of people lining up for her offspring! That’s all I’ll say.
 

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Hi all!
My 1 1/2 year old female American Satin "Sleek" has suddenly formed a lump just in front of her right rear leg just a bit behind her teat, and two small lumps under her chin.
About Sleek:
1. She is 1 1/2 years old.
2. She has had one litter of pups born 11/17/18 there where 5 pups in the litter.
3. Her sire never had a single tumor and her dam had 1 fatty tumor.
4. I believe (I'm not sure) that she is currently bred to my champion Abby boar Flinn, but she is not far enough along to be showing or to have any milk.
5. I removed the boar as soon as I found the tumor... I don't want her fighting anything and pregnant.
6. She is perky and seems in good health... but she is guarding that side a bit. It is clearly not a abscess!
7. The tumor feels very surface, not like it is in the muscle, but more under the skin.

Can anyone please give me a recommendation as to what to do? I am fairly sure that she isn't feeling poorly... but I would like it dealt with shortly! So she can be happy and healthy for the remainder of her pregnancy (assuming that she is pregnant)!
Also I fear that she is fat... she is 2 lbs and 3.0 oz … any ideas on how to cut her feed down? She is currently on oxbow young guinea pig because of her 6 month old son... So I am going to move her to adult ASAP!
Please help!
Much Thanks!
Cavyluv

P.S. Please don't chew me out for breeding, she is a unusually sweet cavy and has a year long waiting list for her lovely pups! All her babies have her lick only, never bite temperament. make her pups have a demand! My cavies are my beloved family and I treat the with upmost care so please respond only to give my advice and support!

Hi!

Please see a piggy savvy vet promptly!
No online place can replace a hands-on vet examination and test of the nature of the lump.

Please be aware that it could be a harmless cyst, but that it could be equally connected with the insidious effects of 'satin disease' (fibrous osteodystrophy; SGPS 'satin guinea pig syndrome'), which are reaching far further and are affecting a lot more body functions than many people are aware of; sadly this includes many hobby breeders.
I am mentioning this because your sow is at the typical age for the onset of SGPS.


It is now established beyond any doubt that SGPS cannot be bred out of satins even though it can skip several generations before resurfacing again in any guinea pigs with a satin ancestor, whether they are visibly satin or not.
Sadly so far only a minority of countries have yet forbidden the breeding of satins. :(

Only a vet that is ideally aware of SGPS can establish the nature of the lump and decide on any appropriate and possible treatment, taking her pregnancy into account.
By opting to breed such a high risk breed as satins, ensuring that you have access and the necessary funds available for looking responsibly after any satins affected by SGPS is a priority right from the start. There is simply no such thing as a 'safe' satin.

Guinea Pig Welfare » Satin Guinea Pigs



 
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