ISSN 2398-2985      

Anal impaction

6guinea pig
Contributor(s):

Claire Speight

Abigail Edis


Anal impaction

In older male guinea pigs, the muscles of the anus stretch and weaken, leading to the guinea pig being no longer able to pass faeces properly. These collect in the perineal sac and become impacted. There are things you can do to help your guinea pig.

All breeds of guinea pigs are affected by anal impaction

What guinea pigs are affected?

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

What causes the problem?

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

How do I know if my guinea pig has the problem?

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

What can I do?

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Can I prevent the problem?

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code