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Unknown Lump On My Piggy's Toe

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Fiafahr

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I noticed the lump yesterday and was quite shocked since I hadn't noticed it last week when I trimmed her nails. My guinea pig, Vera, is almost 5 years old, and hasn't been ill before. She doesn't seem unhappy, runs around like always, and her appetite is great (and drinks a lot of water along with her sister).

My vet concluded that this is a tumour (and thus proposed a scan to figure out if it's dangerous or not), but when I browsed yesterday I thought it resembled bumblefoot - or something else entirely? Second issue: She's lost some hair on her lower legs - her mother had this as well, and back then I was told that it was a hormonal reaction and nothing to worry about. This vet said that she pulled the fur off herself, though I've not noticed her doing anything but clean herself as she always does.


This is how it looks like:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/294184073914613761/294184123994472448/1.jpg
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/294184073914613761/294184128751075330/2.jpg

Advice would be appreciated.
 

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Hi & Welcome to our friendly forum.
Under new born pup, can you put your location please, it helps us to help you.
I haven't a clue what she's got, is the vet a cavy savvy vet?
 

Fiafahr

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Hi & Welcome to our friendly forum.
Under new born pup, can you put your location please, it helps us to help you.
I haven't a clue what she's got, is the vet a cavy savvy vet?

I'm living in Denmark. :)
The vet wasn't specialized in guinea pigs, but she consulted another vet who specializes in exotic pets. Thanks for replying :)
 

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Hi and welcome

It is definitely not bumblefoot, which is generally an infection of the weight bearing pads of the front feet. It causes open sores and a swelling of the pads. Bumblefoot is common in neglected guinea pigs that sit in their own waste or in old guinea pigs with mobility issues/arthritis that are no longer able to take the weight off their front feet (and sometimes back feet). But it is definitely not a growth between toes.

I do agree with your vet that it is some kind of abnormal growth.
 
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