Guinea pigs ( Caviae )

Donīt ever forget that these species need daily supplementation with C vitamin , its lack can cause severe systemic illness or death .
Mange can be an extremely severe and lifthreatening condition in Caviae , with malaise, general weakness and caquexia . It should be addressed promptly and treated quickly in order to avoid severe consequences or even death . The clinical features include crust dermatitis , exudates and pruritus .
Fleas and lice can be found on Caviae and might be trated as in other species , under veterinary supervision .
Self grooming or self hair clipping is a problem often seen together with territorial stress . The animal chews its coat , creating a bizarre pattern .

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