Top 10 Diseases seen in guinea pigs at Tilehurst Active Vetcare

In no particular order:


  • Skin disease:  Fungal, parasitic and hormonal.
  • Lumps and bumps-skin cysts, lipomas (fatty lumps), internal tumours, ovarian cysts
  • Eye disease– conjunctivitis, corneal damage from hay
  • Respiratory disease, upper respiratory tract infections ‘snuffles’, allergies, pneumonia,
  • Gut stasis (bloat)
  • Dental disease tooth overgrowths, malocclusion, dental abscesses
  • Cardiac disease
  • Reproductive problems– ovarian cysts, testicular tumours, problems giving birth in older sows
  • Abscesses
  • Arthritis– legs, spinal

also trauma from fighting, incorrect handling and dropping.

Many thanks to Jenny towers of Tilehurst Active Vetcare Practice for supplying these.