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Swollen and bruised foot

Courtney_17

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My guinea pig recently hurt his foot while pulling himself over his play pen ( I was supervising but had my back turned for a couple seconds) he twisted his foot in one of the bars and I instantly took his foot out, when I put him down he was limping. 30 mins or more later he started to put his foot down so I just thought it was sore and when he is standing still or lying down he will keep his foot lifted. but then 2 weeks later he was still not putting all of his pressure onto his foot so I called the vet and they gave us medication. A couple days later I realised his foot was swollen (back right leg) and it looked bruised. Almost purple. Any idea what it could be? D14AA3BD-D3C1-46AF-AC39-069B69EE74F8.jpeg
 

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My guinea pig recently hurt his foot while pulling himself over his play pen ( I was supervising but had my back turned for a couple seconds) he twisted his foot in one of the bars and I instantly took his foot out, when I put him down he was limping. 30 mins or more later he started to put his foot down so I just thought it was sore and when he is standing still or lying down he will keep his foot lifted. but then 2 weeks later he was still not putting all of his pressure onto his foot so I called the vet and they gave us medication. A couple days later I realised his foot was swollen (back right leg) and it looked bruised. Almost purple. Any idea what it could be? View attachment 139262
Hi!

Please contact your vet clinic as soon as possible. It is either broken bone or an infection.
 

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Hi!

Please contact your vet clinic as soon as possible. It is either broken bone or an infection.
He’s scratching with his foot and still running around but he’s not putting all of his weight on it
 

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It doesn't sound too serious; nevertheless, you may want to have it checked if it remains swollen.
 
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