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Guinea pigs itch but completely fine? Help please

Eyhey

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My 5 piggies, all itch though their seperated, have been for months.. no hair loss, no hair grease, no bold spots, happy, very energetic and eats a lot! Just scratching constantly, doesn't mind touching... a while ago when they still itched and we went to the vets it he said there was no mites or anything, (i use fleas beddingwith recycled pper pallets and “fine hay” theres nothing wrong they havejudt been itching and itching
 

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I would consider asking your vet to treat them for mites just to be sure as they shouldn't itch that much.
Plus mites often can't be seen even with skin scrapings under a microscope.
We had a similar problem with one of our pigs, and a round of 3 treatments with Xeno made him so much happier and less itchy even though we never actually saw mites.
 

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But i already said, we got a mite check up.. while at the vet
 

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I agree with Swissgreys. Mites can be hard to diagnose as even vets can miss them if they don't show up when taking scrapings. A round of appropriate treatment is sometimes the only way to rule them out
 

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As swissgrays suggests ,they do not always show on scrapeings.i would treat because these mites can be fatal in very extreme cases.,,😊
 

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When Dennis had mites all that showed was slightly shorter hair on his nose. He wasn't even scratching that much. I think I must have caught it just as they were getting started. The vet didn't want to give him a skin scraping cos it's very painful for the piggy. After a course of Xeno he was fine.
 

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Where can i buy unti mite spray/shampoo, and is it much? (Do i go to the vet to ask for it.. or can i just amazon it.. and is it okay if their 1 week or two longer with it? If they keep eating and drinking well?)
 

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Ideally you need to get it from the vet as many shop brought products aren't strong enough to deal with the issue
 

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Isn't strong enough? Mhm the Finnish vets are so dang expensive always, I've went this year 13-15 times to the vet, getting tired of the bills... everytime their like no no their fine then i have to go again .-.
 
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