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Fly strike

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Contributor(s):

Claire Speight

Abigail Edis


Fly strike

With the arrival of spring and summer, the risk of flystrike increases. This is a deeply distressing condition for owners, the veterinary team. However, with some preventative measures, hopefully your guinea pig will never have to endure this condition, or if they are unlucky enough to, you will be able to act quickly.

Be extra vigilant during April to October when guinea pigs are most susceptible to this problem

What is flystrike?

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What time of year does flystrike affect guinea pigs?

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What guinea pigs are affected by flystrike?

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How do I prevent my guinea pig from getting flystrike?

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What should I do if I suspect my guinea pig has flystrike?

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Is flystrike treatable?

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