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guinea pig dry skin

I was playing with my guinea pig today and i notice a little dry spot near his eye and ear he has lost hair there this guinea pig is new and i have been paying close attention to make sure that my other guinea pig isnt biting him and he isnt i can see a little spot where he was scratching hiself and it looks like it is bleeding or just very irritated what should i do do i need to take him to the vet and is it ok to bathe him at the moment i havent bathed him scince i got him which is about a week ago from yesterday im very worried help

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Re: guinea pig dry skin

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Hi guineapigqueen


Welcome to the community! I'm sorry to hear that you're concerned about your piggy, I would recommend bringing them to a vet for a check-up as soon as you can. If you don't have a vet, you can call your local Petco store and see if they offer veterinary services or have advice on local resources that do. You can find the number to call the store nearest you hereAs for bathing or spot cleaning, I checked with one of our animal care specialist and they don't recommend this before bringing them to a vet. 


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Re: guinea pig dry skin

Hopefully this will help.http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3121 Smiley Happy

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