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  1. MeganSambrook


    Hello! We are due to treat little Bobby with his second ivermectin treatment on Wednesday. Our vet told us to put all of the treatment onto his neck, but being a big boy he has a lot of treatment and ends up very wet! The packaging says to put the treatment down his spine as well but I am...
  2. WheeksforWeeks

    Nursing Pig with Mites and Urine Scald

    Hello, first post here. This is in regards to my newest pig, Faye. We found Faye on Gumtree, she was well into her pregnancy and her other cagemates were picking on her so the owners decided to sell her. I have been keeping piggies for twelve years and have bought in plenty of pregnant pigs so I...
  3. A

    Can’t get rid of static mites

    Hi, I’m new to the forum and wanted to create a post to seek help regarding my piggie, Ralph. He has had these tiny dots in his fur for almost a year now. I believe they are static mites, as they do not appear to move and are not causing hair loss/skin problems. However, Ralph is constantly...
  4. doodlecountry

    Recurring mites?

    I treated all 5 of my girls for mites with Advantage for cats about two months ago. After doing so, I didn’t clean their fleece in the cage until about a day after. I see them scratch still but I’m not sure if they still have mites. If they do, should I treat with ivermectin and change their...
  5. doodlecountry

    Mites & Fleece Bedding

    I have just treated all 5 of my guinea pigs with Revolution as the vet has given us for mites. It wasn't a serious case, but I had noticed more itching than usual. Otherwise, no other serious symptoms. However, I put them back in the cage with their original fleece before they were treated...
  6. W

    Mange mites or fungal?

    Hey guys, So for the past several weeks, one of my pigs has been super itchy, to the point where there are open wounds on his back and he has ‘seizures’ out of the itching. He now has white dandruff-like residue in his fur and there are little chunks of hair pulled out from the follicle in his...
  7. P

    Topical Ivermectin

    Hi, Max is my first piggy and the vet advised to put ivermectin on the back of his neck. The vet has given me 5 pipettes which led for Max having a wet patch from the back of his neck to the top of his back. He can reach the wet patch when he scratches. Can it be dangerous to him? Can I pet...
  8. Isabela

    Ivermectin - Which One To Buy?

    I wanted to buy Ivermectin for a while now for my guinea pigs. I just got a new one and it looks like she has dry skin and therefore mites probably. I want to buy Ivermectin from Ebay. Can somebody send me a link to what I should look for or which one is recommended?
  9. Celine298

    Ivermectin - Topical Treatment

    Hey guys, I'm about to do a spot-on treatment on my piggies for mange mites/lice. I have the Ivermectin, I've got my dosages all sorted out and ready to go, my only question is placement. I've administered topical spot-on treatments to cats and dogs in the past, and it was always put on the...
  10. D

    Itching Piggie

    Hello. We took my daughter's elderly female guinea pig to the vet after we noticed some hair loss and her scratching and biting her hind quarters. We have got some Ivermectin to treat her with for possible mites. I'm just wondering if there is a recommended shampoo or bath treatment we could...
  11. WinnieandBear

    Lice Treatment Working Or... Not?

    Hello! I recently posted about my two girls and discovered that they have lice. They have seen a vet who couldn't find any lice but I was sure I had seen a couple so they both had a shot of ivermectin and he said to return in one week. That was on Saturday and my girls seem to be even more...