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    Growth in Ear

    Hi everyone! While cuddling my piggie I noticed an odor so I gave her a bath. I realized the bath didnít help so I lifted her ear flap and saw a growth in her ear canal. It is secreting fluid and is smelly. When I cleaned her ear with a q-tip and the funk was dark. I immediately took her to the vet but they didnít really see guinea pigs, only dogs and cats. The vet did see her and said it was a cancer. I also took her to humane society and they recommend that I take her to a pocket pets vet. I canít find anyone to take a new cavy patient.

    has anyone seen anything like this? Iím confused and Iím not sure how to proceed. For now Iím just loving and cuddling her...
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    Re: Growth in Ear

    She does need to see an exotic vet -- it could just be an infection. You can google "exotic vets [put the name of your city here]" without the quotes and brackets and get the exotic vets around you.

    Taking a guinea pig to a small animal vet is a waste of money, and can be dangerous. "Small animal" vets treat dogs and cats, not pocket pets.

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