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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) Do you have any pictures to share of your GP's eyes? 2) Is it one or both? 3) Any discharge? 4) What bedding is being used in this GP's habitat? 5) Any recent changes in husbandry?
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They just came through. Sorry for the delay.It sounds like both of them have eye infections. I, personally, do not recommend wood chip bedding because it commonly causes eye issues in small mammals. I use and recommend the usage of recycled paper bedding because it is absorptive, lower in dust, doesn't contain toxic oils and doesn't cause near the eye and upper respiratory problems that wood chip bedding does. Care fresh is a favorite: https://www.chewy.com/carefresh-complete-small-animal/dp/122287?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=CareFresh&utm_term=&gclid=CKvu47y10M4CFQiLaQodSTcGigI would err on the side of caution here and have the boys examined by a veterinarian and get them started on eye medication to clear the infection. In the meanwhile, try a switch of bedding products to see if this doesn't decrease their risk of eye issues.I also want to mention that fresh fruits, veggies, grasses/hay AND a vitamin C supplement (not in the water, needs to be an oral supplement) are needed for healthy piggies. Make sure that they're both receiving this, especially the vitamin C supplement as GPs are very prone to scurvy.If you need help finding a vet in your area, post back with your city, state and zip code.
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