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My male GP has a scab wound and every few days he bites the scab off and hence it isn't healing. Is there such thing as an anti-scratch collar for GP's? Failing that does anyone have any suggestions?
Do you know what caused the scab? Is it from a bite from another piggy? Or from scratching?
If he's scratched it open in the first place then he may have mites and this will need treating or he will continue to scratch.
It's probably a good idea to take him to see a vet either way. They can also give a steroid injection to stop the the irritation, which will reduce the scratching.
When Midge (avatar piggy) had an eye injury the vet made a collar so she wouldn't scratch. It didn't work their legs are too short the collar keeps scooping along the floor. We just left it on so that she could pose for her friends and a photo.
if the sock doesnt work then try a tubi grip bandage thing. But at the end of the day you need to get to the bottom of what is making your piggie bite the scab. If its just because it is healing you can also get a steroid cream (from vets though as its a POM-V)
I always thought that when a scab starts to itch you know its healing... so maybe this scab is itchy for your piggy and a bite is the only way to relieve it.. hence the scab comming off... that sock method is such a good idea, so simple and never even thought of it.
When I had my Romeo castrated they even said that if he is pestering the wound let us know and we can have a collar fitted for him.. aww bless he didn't need it though.
but you can get small collars as i used to keep rats many moons ago and one i had, had to have a tumour removed and she wore a collar for a few days..
I had this with Bumble, we ended up at the vets as the wound started below her eye and went above it and seemed to be getting worse rolleye now it turns out that she caught it or got kicked off of Bea but was scratching it because it itched meaning it wasn't healing. We got baytril (antibiotics) and metcam (antiinflammatories) from the vets and gave it to her every morning and within a week it had almost completely healed. By the end of two weeks the fur was starting to grow back beneath