Sunday Mirror - - PUZZLES -

QADr Huw Stacey, vet and di­rec­tor of clin­i­cal ser­vices at Vet­s4Pets, is here to an­swer your ques­tions There are two big rea­sons that Guinea Pigs de­velop bald patches. The first is mites, tiny par­a­sites that bur­row deep in the skin.

A mite in­fes­ta­tion is very itchy and causes hair loss and skin sores. The sec­ond rea­son is a fun­gal in­fec­tion

called ring­worm, which will ap­pear less itchy.

Ring­worm can in­fect humans, so it is im­por­tant for your vet to find out what is go­ing on as soon as pos­si­ble so that you can help your pet as well as avoid catch­ing any­thing your­self.

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