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My guinea pig has been bullied by another, If now separated

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My guinea pig has been bullied by another, If now separated them. But he now has a big abyss on his back from the bites. I keep washing it with salt water but wondering what else I can do. He’s quite poorly
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is your guinea pig's name and age?
Customer: Garry, 6months
Assistant: How old is Garry?
Customer: He is 6 months old
Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Garry?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 8 months ago.

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 8 months ago.

Sorry to hear of this problem with your Guinea Pigs. Unfortunately males can be quite aggressive if housed together, having one or both castrated can help. Regarding the abscess, often the pus is very thick and cheese like, sometimes gently squeezing this out and keeping the area clean as you have been doing will be sufficient. However if the abscess is not healing or is very large then it will need veterinary attention and most likely antibiotics. I hope this answers your question? Please let me know if you need any further help or advice.


Expert:  Dr Chris replied 8 months ago.

Just checking that I managed to answer your question adequately?