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    Guinea Pig sores

    Hello. My guinea pig has a scabby sore under his nose and a little in the corners of his mouth. It has not impaired his eating or anything. Anyone know what it could be?

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    Amanda

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    First of all, this should be moved to a different section... I don't know why this is in the feedback forum. You should get the sores checked out by a vet. It could be caused by malloclusion, something where the teeth are misaligned. If not, I can't tell you what's wrong. Hope that this helps you! =)

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    Will a mod or admin please move this to the approriate section?

    Get your pig to a cavy-competent vet IMMEDIATELY! This could be a problem with the teeth. It will eventually cause your pig to stop eating!

    Check out Guinea Lynx and look under the Teeth section.

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    Its got nothing to do with Teeth.Its all gotta do with a bit sneezing and mucus building up around the nose.one of mine had the same things.you can buy a little bottle of cream for that it gets rid of it right away.If you dont get it treated he'll grow a big wart thing almost like a horn that will effetc his eating so do it soon.Get to a vet and get a prescription.

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    Thanks for the feekback everyone. I am taking my pig to the vet in the morning!

    Amanda

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    I took my guinea pig to the vet today and he said it was a virus. Gave me some antibiotic cream and said it should heal up in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the feedback!
    Amanda

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    you'll see progress in a day or so . and fully heal in a week the most.

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    A virus is not affected by antibiotics. If it's a virus then it just has to run it's course. If the sores themseves are infected by a bacterial infection secondary to the virus, then the antibiotics will help the infection in the sores. It will not cure the virus that caused the sores.

    What I'm getting at is this, check to be sure with your vet. Many a doctor has prescribed un-necessary anibiotics just to calm down a parent or concerned party. You don't want your pig to get antibiotics if the entire thing is viral, they will do no good!! (And if not necessary are harmful to pigs when they don't tolerate antibiotics well to begin with!)

    Hope your piggy feels better soon!!
    Marie

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    I don't know exactly what the vet said. Some kind of bacteria I think. But nonetheless about an hour after the vet applied the cream the major part of the sore was gone. So I guess it worked. It's not like he was acting sick or anything. Believe me he still ate like a pig! But thanks for the concern!

    Amanda

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    Talking

    I am so glad to hear he is doing well!!!

    Best wishes,
    Marie

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    YAY!!! I'm sooo glad you took your piggy to a vet. Great job! =)

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