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Guinea Pig Illness

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A guinea pig illness may mean life or death; look at a photo of this precious rodent for some comfort. Common ailments in domestic cavias include diarrhea, scurvy, respiratory infections, abscesses and infections caused by such parasites as lice, mites or fungus. Ringworm is a skin disease caused by a fungus similar to the one that causes athlete's foot in people. This condition is common in the species and usually affects young animal. The disease leads to shedding on the face, nose and ears. Mange mites is also a common cause of fur loss. These parazites are not visible to the naked eye. Other causes of fur loss can be due to hormonal upsets. A guinea pig illness may mean life or death; look at a photo of this precious rodent for some comfort.

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Guinea Pig Illness

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These animals need to be seen by a vet just like any other pet. It is recommended to choose a vet prior to buying a cavy. It is also recommended to learn as much as possible about all peculiarities of this ownership. When you handle an animal in hands it can jump out of your hands, and that can lead to broken bones or internal injuries. These rodents have continually growing front teeth. In order to keep them wear down it is necessary to put in their cage a short piece of a fruit branch to chew. A guinea pig illness may mean life or death; look at a photo of this precious rodent for some comfort.

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