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Cancer

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Cancer does not occur very often in guinea pigs, although as the age of the guinea pig increases the risk of them forming cancer does so as well. The skin and respiratory tract lining are most often the first to be affected by cancer involving guinea pigs. From there it will spread throughout the body of the animal.

Cancer which affects the skin of a guinea pig is possible to detect early on. If you notice any unusual growths forming on the skin of the guinea pig this is a possible sign of cancer. In this case it is suggested that you take your guinea pig to see a veterinarian as soon as possible to see if there is anything that can be done.

Cancer which forms inside the guinea pig such as in the respirtory system is nearly impossible to diagnos until it is too late.

Obviously cancer can be deadly to all animals but smaller animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs are more likely to die as a result. This stems from the fact that their bodies are so small it makes operating on them almost impossible.

 
 


         
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