Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital

2445 Morris Gentry Blvd
Nashville, TN 37013-2073


Cystic Ovarian Disease


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Cystic ovary is a common condition in female guinea pigs where one or both ovaries develop cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs. These cysts can cause the ovaries to enlarge and can lead to a variety of symptoms such as hair loss, weight loss, decreased appetite, and lethargy. Additionally, cystic ovaries can cause hormonal imbalances, which can lead to more serious health issues such as uterine infections and tumors.

If you suspect that your guinea pig has cystic ovary, it is important to bring them to a veterinarian who is experienced in guinea pig care, such as the team at Priest Lake Vet. Our veterinarians, including Dr. Kopp, have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating cystic ovaries in guinea pigs.

When you bring your guinea pig to us, we will perform a thorough physical examination and may recommend diagnostic tests such as bloodwork or imaging to determine the presence and severity of cystic ovaries. Once we diagnose cystic ovary, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for your guinea pig.

In mild cases, treatment may include medication to help shrink the cysts. However, in more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the affected ovary. While surgery may be a concern for pet owners, our team of skilled veterinarians will ensure that your guinea pig receives the best possible care during and after the procedure.

We recommend regular check-ups with a veterinarian experienced in guinea pig care, such as the team at Priest Lake Vet, to monitor your pet's health and catch any potential health issues early on.

At Priest Lake Vet, we are committed to providing the highest level of care for your guinea pig. If you suspect that your guinea pig may have cystic ovaries or any other health issue, please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced veterinarians. We are here to help your guinea pig feel better and live a happy, healthy life.