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xRoan

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Hey all! What is recommended in terms of vet checks? The vet I'm currently attending has a limit of 2 guinea pig checkups per day to accomodate for pairs. I, however, have four guinea pigs. Should I bring all four to the location and just take out the two that I am planning on getting checked first? (I have a secondary vet visit next week for the other two) Or should I just bring the two getting checked?

The first option seems more likely to avoid breaking the bonds, but I'm not sure.
 

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Hello. I think it would be ok to take all four and only get two checked over. Can’t see it being a problem. Hope they get a clean bill of health. 😃
 

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Thank you! Unfortunately they have ringworm, so we’re going to get it checked out and get medication for it haha.
 

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If the first two are seen and it is ringworm then the vet may not need to see the other two next week as I think you will be treating all four of them anyway. There are helpful guides at the top of the page about ringworm. Have a read up. 👍🏻
 

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I want the other two to be seen anyway, just to make sure they're otherwise healthy haha
 

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I would send all four into the vet. Just say that they are there for support and keep their bonds in place.
 

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:agr: Take them all.

If you have a ringworm diagnosis. Please do strictly follow the amazing guides on here:

Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures

It can be a pain but you can rid of it, and most importantly prevent its return!

Do be careful with handling and hand washing as it is a zoonotic parasite. We have had outbreaks of ringworm in both the horses and piggies (and the piggies gave it to me)!
 

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I've already caught it haha! I've already purchased F10 and am waiting to deep clean until they're started on medications. That is such a great thread!
 

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Have you made it to the vet this week? If so, did the vet see all 4 of the piggies?
 
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