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Boars Grease Glands Where Tail Would Be.

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johng2611

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(Michelle) While bathing Guinness and Sammy I noticed that both of the boys were very crusty and looked blocked up (lump) where the grease gland is at the back. I moved most of it with the shampoo but left the rest as I wasn't sure at the time what a piggy grease gland should feel like, should you be able to feel it for instance? Have searched the forum and using washing u liquid on this area is recommended. Anyone done this? and should there be no crustiness once cleaned?
 

Elwickcavies

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I have a boar with a very greasy grease gland too. When it is clean it should just look like skin and not feel greasy at all (!). I use Swafega on my boy, just a little dab, dry, and work it in and then rinse off with water. Works a treat. I know that coconut oil is also popular if you don't want to use Swarfega. Again, you rub a little in while it's dry and then wash off with shampoo. They both do the same thing. Washing up liquid works well too, but I find it gets a bit foamy and hard to contain where you need it. Hope that's helped!
 
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