Guinea Pig medical help

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Mirren

Post   » Wed Nov 22, 2023 12:15 am


I have a male Guinea pig age 4 who has a seriously inflated ear. He seems to be fine but his ear is very warm and is sensitive to touch. What is going on? Should I bring him to a vet?

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Nov 22, 2023 8:02 am


I do not recall a guinea pig with this condition but suspect it is similar to what might happen to a dog.

This page describing a similar condition in a dog in great detail (for causes and treatment) indicates you should see a vet asap and get this likely hematoma drained. The underlying condition may be an ear infection.

Read much more here:
https://www.vethelpful.com/my-dogs-ear- ... treatment/

Merck's veterinary manual online describes several causes, a hematoma or bug bite may be the most likely:
https://www.merckvetmanual.com/dog-owne ... ar-in-dogs

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Nov 22, 2023 11:02 am


What Lynx said. It needs to be drained and tacked back together so it won't happen again. It's not a bad procedure, but does need to be done.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:20 pm


Good luck at the vet. Hope all goes well.

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:47 am


Ditto all the advice you have received. Their ear flaps are pretty tough. Once drained and cleaned up (some antibiotics may be needed), it should heal up just fine.

Best to you and your pig. Please let us know how he's doing.

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