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Guinea Pigs

Alopecia Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Abigail Edis


Alopecia is defined as the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows. This can sometimes be seen in guinea pigs.
 
Symmetrical alopecia
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What are the signs of alopecia?

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What guinea pigs are usually affected and why?

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Is alopecia serious and how can I prevent it?

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