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Vit C Deficiency in Guinea Pigs

What is Vitamin C deficiency in guinea pigs?

Guinea pigs get vitamin C deficiency because they do not get enough vitamin C in their diet. This affects their immune function. Vitamin C deficiency is also known as scurvy, and can lead to early heart disease or Steatitis. Steatitis is the inflammation of fat.

What are the Signs of Vitamin C dificiency in Guinea pigs? Hair loss Wounds and scabs around the mouth Dry skin Getting ill easily

How can owners prevent this from happening : Feeding good quality pellets Feeding good quality fruit and vegetables Giving pediatric vitamin C supplement If you notice any of the above mentioned signs in your pet, please take it to your nearest exotic savvy vet.