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    Puncture holes?

    I was holding my guinea pig when I noticed there were two small lumps on his belly. I didnít think much of it. Later in the week I was holding him again and puss was on my hand. I figured out these two lumps had puss in them. I drained them, cleaned, and coated with iodine. Iím not sure where they came from, how he got them, or how serious they are to his health. Super worried and concerned. Please help!!

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    Re: Puncture holes?

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    Re: Puncture holes?

    If pus is coming out, he needs to see a vet for an oral antibiotic. You will need to keep draining them -- actually flushing them if it's possible.

    They're almost certainly an injury of some sort. Does he live with another pig that could have bitten him? Or another animal? Are there wires in his cage that could have poked him? I think you need to figure out what happened so you can find some way to prevent another incidence.

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    Re: Puncture holes?

    What they said, I would definitely bring your baby to the vet. I’ve dealt with an abundance of animals(I live on a farm) and I’ve seen many wounds. That definitely looks like a picture wound of some sort, so you should investigate to find out the problem or source.

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    Re: Puncture holes?

    There aren’t any loose wires in his cage and the area they have floor time in is clear of anything sharp. The only reasons I can think of are a bite mark which I have no idea how someone could have bitten him on his stomach, or he developed cysts and then started to scratch at them creating an opening

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