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    Question Possible Fungal Infection, Need Suggestions and Advice

    Hello, recently my 3 year old guinea pig, Buddy, has been making a weird squeaking sound that sounds like he's in pain. Also, I have found a bald spot on his butt and what may appear to be a fungal infection. He has been eating, drinking, and behaving normally however his squeaking seems to indicate some pain. I included a video of the squeaking he's been making and a picture of the bald spot. It is not the best picture since he did not want to sit still, in person it looks a bit more scabby. I really appreciate any and all advice!
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    Re: Possible Fungal Infection, Need Suggestions and Advice

    Has he been scratching quite a bit? Does he have hair loss anywhere else?

    That patch doesn't look like a typical fungal infection, as the skin under the hairloss looks fairly healthy, but it could still be a fungal issue. You could try applying cold pressed coconut oil to the area for a few days and see if that helps as cold pressed coconut oil does have antibiotic and antifungal properties. If the coconut oil doesn't help then you could try something else.

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    Re: Possible Fungal Infection, Need Suggestions and Advice

    It may be mites rather than fungus. if the coconut oil doesn't ease the itching, I'd treat him for mites.

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    Re: Possible Fungal Infection, Need Suggestions and Advice

    I will try that, thank you!

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