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How Long To Wait After Bathing To Treat For Mites?

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Hi, I have bathed my new piggy today in the Manuka & Neem Shampoo from Gorgeous Guineas. I know you are supposed to wait 48 hours after treating with invectermin before bathing, but is there a time limit before treating with the spot on after bathing?
I have booked my girls in for a vet appt tomorrow, to confirm it is mites. But wanted to know if I need to be aware of a time limit!

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Charlotte
 

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Hi, I have bathed my new piggy today in the Manuka & Neem Shampoo from Gorgeous Guineas. I know you are supposed to wait 48 hours after treating with invectermin before bathing, but is there a time limit before treating with the spot on after bathing?
I have booked my girls in for a vet appt tomorrow, to confirm it is mites. But wanted to know if I need to be aware of a time limit!

Thank you
Charlotte
Ideally, you wait 48 hours in between any topical (i.e. on the spot/skin) treatment. Please be aware that any bathing and home treating for skin issues before seeing a vet can make a diagnosis more difficult.
 

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Ideally, you wait 48 hours in between any topical (i.e. on the spot/skin) treatment. Please be aware that any bathing and home treating for skin issues before seeing a vet can make a diagnosis more difficult.
Thank you. She has already been to the vet and was a suspected fungal infection so we treated for that. I used the shampoo to get rid of the debris and soothe her skin, but up until recently the hair loss has become worse and appears to be small bumps under her skin. So I'm pretty sure it's mites, hence the appointment tomorrow to confirm.
Poor little thing has been through the mill recently! She was all clear of the fungal and has been introduced to my other two, so I feel it's going to be one expensive vet trip! The other two have no signs of mites as of yet, but will be treated regardless.
 

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Thank you. She has already been to the vet and was a suspected fungal infection so we treated for that. I used the shampoo to get rid of the debris and soothe her skin, but up until recently the hair loss has become worse and appears to be small bumps under her skin. So I'm pretty sure it's mites, hence the appointment tomorrow to confirm.
Poor little thing has been through the mill recently! She was all clear of the fungal and has been introduced to my other two, so I feel it's going to be one expensive vet trip! The other two have no signs of mites as of yet, but will be treated regardless.
All the best! Yes, you need to treat all piggies in contact with a mites piggy.
 

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Both fungal and mites are horrible things1 Hope you manage to get to the bottom of it!
 
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