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    Guinea Pigs

    My guinea pig has 2 bald spots on his side. I read somewhere that it can be a sign of old age. Is that true? (He also has a tumor, the vet checked that out, not cancer. yay!) I'm taking him to the vet this weekend for a checkup and his nails are over grown so I'm gonna have the vet cut them....

    -Chrissy


    Chrissy [human] Snowy [bichon/maltese] Buttons ['tiel] Bubbles [CT betta]


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    My Rosie developed bald spots a few weeks after her adoption from our local shelter. I did notice that she was scratching and biting her coat a lot. I couldn't see anything crawling on her coat or skin and she's white so those should be easy to see. But, when the vet checked her, (she did a skin scraping) she found mites under the microscope. She gave her an injectin (an antiparastic) and I had to give her 3 baths with a stinky sulfur sol. over a couple of weeks. That did the trick and she's been fine since.

    I'm so glad your piggie's tumor was not cancer Hopefully a vet visit will determine the cause of the bald spots. I'm sure a senior piggie would be more prone to balding too as she gets older. Hope all goes well. Please check back! And hugs to your baby!

    Star,Tigg'r , Mollie and the10 Gallon Gang!

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    I haven't been able to get Taffy to the vet yet...When I tried last weekend they were closed. I think the bald spots may just be from him rubbing up against the sides of his Pigloo Igloo thing. I'm hoping its something simple like that....

    -Chrissy


    Chrissy [human] Snowy [bichon/maltese] Buttons ['tiel] Bubbles [CT betta]


    -the zoo crew-
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    Me too Chrissy! Hoping for a good report. Check in after the visit

    Star,Tigg'r , Mollie and the10 Gallon Gang!

    And my Rainbow Bridge Furangels...Jingles, Cody, Fritz, Chessa, Satin, Buddy, Lizzie, Oliver, Squeaker, Moonbeam, Rosie, Ruby~

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    I'm not sure what it could be, but I'm hoping for the best for your piggy!

    *wheek wheek* from Lily and Amelia! ^_^


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    Well, I'm really happy right now! I see no reason to take Taffy to the vet other than a nail trimming and just a reg. check up. His bald patches have grown in with a new layer of fur and I am hoping it was just that he was rubbing up on something in his cage.

    I've been taking him outside a lot more since its nice weather here and he has been doing great. He is getting more active than he has in a long time and his eyes look so much brighter!

    -Chrissy


    Chrissy [human] Snowy [bichon/maltese] Buttons ['tiel] Bubbles [CT betta]


    -the zoo crew-
    RIP Taffy, Fluffy, Rainbow, Sushi, and The Fishies
    thatDARNhorse <3




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    So glad to hear the happy news, Chrissy and Taffy! Isn't it great to go outdoors and enjoy the nice weather!

    Star,Tigg'r , Mollie and the10 Gallon Gang!

    And my Rainbow Bridge Furangels...Jingles, Cody, Fritz, Chessa, Satin, Buddy, Lizzie, Oliver, Squeaker, Moonbeam, Rosie, Ruby~

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    I'm glad to hear he's doing better too!


    1 girl, 1 pup, 2 guinea piggies, 1 bunny & 1 turtle!



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