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Specialist Allergic To Hay- Barnie Return Of The Sneezing & Scooby's Grease Gland

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Amyscoobybarnie

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From when I got Scooby and Barnie it was obvious that Barniie was constantly sneezing. After a bit of research I took him to the vet for a check up. The vet Diognosed him as being allergic to Hay and to move all their hay off the floor of the hutch and to hang it high in Hay racks so they could eat I but not be in contact with it. I did this, his sneezing improved and although it upset me not seeing them popcorn into a bundle of hay (Like they used to love doing) it meant Barnie was Healthy again.

This was last summer, now summer is beginning to pick up again. and he is sneezing more again. I am unsure whether there is a real need for concern or whether it is possible he has hayfever rather than being allergic to hay. If so is their anything for him? also Scooby has really fair quite long fur, Scooby bottom always gets filthy because of his grease gland I try and clean in daily at the moment but it still always gets mucky. would it be unkind if I cut his fur around that area ? to prevent his fur constantly getting mattered? is their any such thing as a piggy grooming centre?


please help and give advice on either problems.
 

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I would trim his fur.I used to trim my long haired girls.Don't know about antihistamines for piggies but sure someone will come along that does
 

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Not sure about antihistamines for piggies, perhaps your vet could advise further. Yes, do trim the long hair round the back end of Scooby. Use round ended scissors, keep your fingers between the blades and Scooby, and provided he sits still it should be quite straightforward. Make sure the scissors are nice and sharp so they don't snag on the hair. If he is a bit restless just do a little bit each day, several short sessions may be less stressful. :)
 

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'providing he sits still' - like a lot of piggy's Scooby is no exception and does not like being touched on his bottom. should be interesting. thank you for advice. I will give it ago and hope for the best
 
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