- Supporter in 2019
I would think that, technically, the bacteria can spread from one part of the body to another but I would generally expect to see this if the original infection wasn't treated or isn't responding to antibiotics. I haven't heard of bumbleboot being contagious, as in infecting more than one guinea pig, but it seems odd that the other pig is now exhibiting signs. You mentioned switching to fleece. What bedding were they on previously?
I have to agree. If it's spreading to another pig, I'd look at their bedding and anything else in their habitat which they have in common that is causing this and eliminate it. Without reading back, do they share a cage (two of my boars do and the other two don't)? Of course that would make it easier.I haven't heard of bumbleboot being contagious, as in infecting more than one guinea pig, but it seems odd that the other pig is now exhibiting signs.
The vet saw Halloween and agreed his foot looked like bumblefoot and to treat it as such, it wasn't until after our appointment we noticed a spot on Spooky's foot. It is really small on Spooky's foot.
I will try to get pictures of them both.
<sigh> And just to add to our long list of problems with this poor piggie, I went to give him his antibiotics this morning and discovered he knocked out his remaining upper healthy tooth, so now I have to go back to syringe feeding him because he has no upper teeth again.
I’ve never owned such a high maintenance pig before, He’s wearing me out. He’s lucky he’s really cute and really sweet.
His top tooth is growing back but he’s still having a hard time picking up larger pieces of food so I broke his pellets down to smaller peices and chop his veggies really tiny.
Foot is not getting worse at this point, just not getting better, and he’s still his normal self with activity and appetite.