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Ptyalism - excessive salivation

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Ptyalism - excessive salivation

Ptyalism is when a guinea pig produces excessive saliva. This can be as a result of more than one cause and can lead to sore skin around the guinea pigs face, as well as creating an environment for bacteria to thrive and create an infection. This, in turn, can be a predisposing factor for conditions such as flystrike, so it is important not to ignore the sign.

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