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What is causing my Guinea Pigs sore feet?

Q

My Guinea Pig has sore feet, like chilblains. What could be causing this and what can I do?

A

There are many possible causes, ranging from the most simple (wet bedding) to the more complex (rare infections). The only answer is to take the guinea pig to a vet who is familiar with their care. Phone a few local vets, asking them how many guinea pigs they see, and then take him to the vet who shows most interest in helping you.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.