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Should I be worried?

hrebikmilan3

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Hi, I got a guinea pig about a week ago. He stopped eating 2 days ago and I had to start feeding him with syringe. He occasionally eats some hay but not much. I noticed he has a bald spot near his eyes. Should I be worried about this? 112699112700
 

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It is a fungal infection. It is more than likely ringworm, you will need to see a vet for appropriate treatment and it is very contagious to you and other pigs.

You will need to wear gloves while handling him to reduce the risk of you catching it. Please make an appointment to see the vet who will give appropriate treatment.
 

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It is a fungal infection. It is more than likely ringworm, you will need to see a vet for appropriate treatment and it is very contagious to you and other pigs.

You will need to wear gloves while handling him to reduce the risk of you catching it. Please make an appointment to see the vet who will give appropriate treatment.
I'm going to a vet tomorrow so I hope it's just the infection and nothing more.
 

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Are we sure it isnt a uri and the skin has got sore where the eyes have been running ? I know from experience that when the pig has this, they will keep wiping and wiping to clean themselves. Resulting in sore crusty skin around the eyes
 

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A fungal infection will not make him lose his appetite. Something else is going on. Is there any chance you could take him to the vet today, he could be in pain. Please see our syringe feeding guide
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Poor little boy. Where did he come from?
I mean he drinks water normally and eats hay sometimes but he doesnt eat pellets as much (he occasionally bites it a few times) unless i feed him with syringe. I didnt notice any unusual sounds from him. He is a lot less active than he was the first three days i had him, he doesnt squeak as much.
 

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I mean he drinks water normally and eats hay sometimes but he doesnt eat pellets as much (he occasionally bites it a few times) unless i feed him with syringe. I didnt notice any unusual sounds from him. He is a lot less active than he was the first three days i had him, he doesnt squeak as much.
Is he with another piggy? If he was previously with piggies he might be pining for company
 
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