Swollen Scaly Foot

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Post   » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:17 am

We noticed that our guinea pig, peanut, has a swollen back foot and it is looking a little pink and scaly. Has anyone ever experienced this before?


Post   » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Sounds like it's bumble foot. You'll want to take him/her to the vet to get a positive diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Post   » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:08 am

That is what I was suspecting. I am taking her to the vet today.

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Post   » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:36 pm

Does this belong in the medical thread maybe?


Post   » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:43 am

I suppose it does. Next time I will make sure to post it in the right section.


Post   » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:46 am

Update: Took Peanut to the vet. It is not Bumble foot. The bottom of the foot is fine, it's just that the foot overall has lost hair and is red. They ruled out mites and other parasites. They said that it could possibly be ringworm so have taken a culture and provided topical ointment for now. We go back in 2 weeks for follow-up.

At home we have moved her to separate cage and will be taking extra precaution.

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Post   » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:16 am

I'll move this to the Medical forum.

This thread will be Peanut's medical thread so post any questions about him there.

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