Mites are one of the most common disorders that most manifest in a guinea pig. They are almost microscopic external parasites that are generally housed in the skin and hair of these rodents.
Cookie arrived at the clinic after its owners saw little dots of brown while they were combing it. First, they thought that they could be dandruff and when in doubt they decided to bring her to the clinic. We took a sample of hairs to analyze it and we identified that it had a parasite called chirodiscoides caviae. These parasites are characterized by their rapid reproduction. The treatment is very simple, you are given an acaricide by oral dose.
They are frequent symptoms that your guinea pig is infected by lice when you scratch too much and even get hurt by it, it appears dermatitis, secondary infections, abrasions and hair loss.