Pom Pom is a black and white texel long haired female guinea pig. She has come to us because she gets herself in a dreadful mess by weeing up her back. This seems to be because she cannot wee until it bursts out of her, possibly because of scar tissue from having become scalded from having had bladder stones or a bladder infection or from an injury or as the result of having had surgery to remove growths. We treated her for a bladder infection caused by urine retention when she arrived as she was very sore and emptied her bladder regularly until she improved enough to go into a village. She is managing quite well now as long as we keep her well trimmed. She lives in with Zach’s group.
She is also blind from cataracts but gets about very well. Cataracts are quite common in certain breeds of guinea pigs, although she is rather young for them having been born in 2016. They may be the result of inbreeding.