Slow healing of wounds. However the symptoms of deficiency dont stop there. In humans vitamin C deficiency leads to impaired collagen synthesis contributing to the more severe symptoms of scurvy.
Preserved meats and carbohydrates contained no vitamin C and unlike most animals the human body is not able to create vitamin C on its own. The deficiency disease associated with vitamin C is scurvy which is characterized by symptoms like bleeding gums loose teeth and skin rashes. Without treatment decreased red blood cells gum disease changes to.
14 Increased susceptibility to falling illcatching infections Longer time for wounds to heal Splitting hair or dry hair. A pig suffering from vitamin C deficiency may appear weak and lethargic have difficulty moving lose weight and stop eating display a rough coat or. Red hair follicles.
Easy bruising is often one of the first obvious symptoms of a deficiency and should warrant further investigation into vitamin C levels 21 22 23. Abnormally shaped body hair. Vitamin C supplements can make up for the requisite vitamin C that your Guinea pig needs.
A professional vet will prescribe the best vitamin C supplements to your Guinea pig.