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My guinea pig’s right eye is shut closed and seems to be watery, crusty, red and swollen. She is eating and drinking regularly. I am concerned she may have a respiratory infection.

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Hello!

While guinea pigs can certainly have respiratory infections that can cause eye drainage and crusting, other problems could also cause her symptoms. A corneal ulcer or scratch from hay or something in her pen is also common and can be quite severe if not treated.

The best way to determine what problem is going on is for her to to have an examination with a veterinarian and corneal staining to see if any scratches are present. We can also prescribe antibiotics and/or other medications to treat her eye and make her feel better.

Please call us to schedule an appointment so we help your baby get back to her normal self!

Sincerely,
Pam Borderieux,DVM
Pebble Creek Animal Hospital

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

June 29, 2020

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals adjust to providing care during the re-opening of Florida associated with human coronavirus COVID-19 by continuing Curbside Concierge Service, Telehealth, and Mobile Services, but we look forward to resuming limited in-hospital outpatient appointments as soon as we have sufficient confidence that we can do so safely.

We remain committed to caring for our patients and meeting their health care needs in the safest and best way possible. Be assured that we continue to follow CDC guidelines and federal, state and local recommendations for practicing social distancing. We have established a phased plan to resume normal services to see our patients for healthy pet exams, all procedures and surgeries and urgent care needs.

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