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Dry flaky skin

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vicky1804

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Hi guys
Iv noticed Ollie my 3 yo fur has looked funny recently. Theres no shine to it.
When i checked last night his skin is very flaky all most lke dandruf.
Hes also covered in little scabs from scratching it and he has a patch on one side about 2 inch long about 1 inch high, where the fur has either fallen out or its very short.
There was a loose scab in his fur so i gently pulled it out and some hair came out with it.
Any ideas at all?

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Hi!

Sounds like the very common problem that I just took my piggies in for. Nothing to worry about, but I would recommend taking him to the vets and having a course of Ivermectin. usually needs 3 doses over 3 weeks and usually clears up the problem x
 

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sounds a bit more fungal to me but I d treat for both mange and fungal personally.

Ivermectin drops once a week for 3 weeks (something like Xeno 450) and a Nizoral Shampoo bath once a week for a few weeks (though leave at least 48 hours between doing the ivermectin and then the bath)
 

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Thanks guys, can I treat him without taking him to the vets?
Only asking as my vets can be hit and miss with who I see and treatments. They also charge alot for small doseages.

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you can buy Xeno 450 online from places such as vetuk and Nizoral shampoo you can get from boots.

With the Nizoral leave it on for about 5 mins and then wash off and follow the instructions with the Xeno 450.

Id also give the cage I good disinfectant
 
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You can ask the chemist for their own 'brand' nizoral shampoo as it's just as affective, same ingredients just a under a different name and a lot cheaper.
My daughter has it prescribed for her and the chemist told me they are exactly the same thing.:)
 
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