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Pink Eye in Guinea Pigs

Treatment

 

Treatment may include antibiotic eye drops and oral antibiotics, so as to control the primary infection. An easy way to administer eye drops is to securely wrap the guinea pig in a towel first. Before administering the eye drop, your veterinarian will clean the affected eye and remove any discharge by giving it a mild antiseptic eyewash, such as boric salt dissolved in water.

 

Living and Management

 

While recovering from the conjunctivitis infection, the guinea pig should be placed in a clean and stress-free environment. Follow your veterinarian’s advice and regularly clean the affected eye and administer any eye drops or ointments. As always with guinea pigs, watch your pet's reactions to the medication carefully. Finally, bring your guinea pig into the veterinarian's office for its regular follow-up appointments.

 

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 conjunctivitis from occurring.

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