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My guinea pig shed its hair not many but it got a bald spot

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Hello.My guinea pig shed its hair not many but it got a bald spot on one of its hind legs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: I check him he doesn't have any
JA: What is the guinea pig's name and age?
Customer: He is 8 months old is it possible that he might changing his baby hair?
JA: What is the guinea pig's name?
Customer: We call him Casper
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Casper?
Customer: He is a white short hair guinea
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) How long have you had Casper?
2) Are the hairless spots crusty?
3) Tell me about his habitat, what bedding is used, his food sources and any vitamin supplementation.
4) Can you also attach pictures of the hairless spots?

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