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Ear Infections in Guinea Pigs

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Treatment

 

Your veterinarian will first treat the guinea pig to relieve its symptoms, as treating the ear infection itself is not usually successful. Medications such as ointments, local anesthetic agents and antibiotic ear drops are used to control the ear discharge and provides temporary pain relief, while antiseptic or antibiotic washes of the ear are used to remove discharge or buildup.

 

Living and Management

 

While recovering from the ear infection, your guinea pig should be placed in a clean and stress-free environment. In addition to the guinea pig's regular follow-up appointments, you should follow the veterinarian's advice and administer any prescribed ear drops or ointments to the animal.

 

Prevention

 

Maintaining a clean and sanitized living environment for your guinea pig will help reduce the levels of infectious organisms in your home, and thus help prevent ear infections from occurring.

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