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Conditions Hair problems/weird bone

cherrytop108

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So I was holding my guinea pig when I saw above his bottom there are al these crusties and pieces of junk all knotted up in hair. Has this happened before to your guinea pigs? I have noticed a LOT of hair loss and a TON of dandruff back there. One more thing, right above his bottom i feel a long lump. It's like a little bit thicker than a tooth pick and about an inch and a half long. I have no idea if its a bone or not. Please help, thanks.=]
 

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Is it where his tail would be if he had one?

It may be an overactive grease gland but lots of dandruff isn't normal. Has he been treated for mites?
 

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This is not normal, usually there shouldn't get a "mess" around your piggies bottom area. Is his poop very wet like? Loss of hair could mean that they is lice, mites, or fleas. The problem could be mostly likely mites. To treat mites you have to take your piggie to the vet and get Ivermectin. I'm not quite sure what the lump could be, I would suggest taking your piggie to the vet just to make sure everything is ok.
 

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Yea, I am going to the vet today!=] Thanks!
 
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