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    Guinea Pig laceration

    Hello, today I went to work and when I came back one of my male guinea pigs, Fern, had a laceration under his arm pit. I wasn't sure how bad it was until I picked him up and realized I could see the muscle under his skin. How soon should I get him to the vet? Will he need stitches?

    He is usually really nice and gentle. I don't know what happened. He also had blood on his own paw, but there was none on the other piggies, who also have light fur.

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    Re: Guinea Pig laceration

    If you don't get him to the vet very quickly, they won't be able to stitch it at all.

    We don't know whether he needs stitches. You'd have to post a picture for us to even be able to make a recommendation.

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