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Matted Hair, Possible Bite?

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Cat906

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Just had some lap time with Coco and she has a patch of matted hair. There's definitely something in it, can't see that it's blood but I'm worried it might be. Her hair is quite thick so I can't see anything on her skin. Do pigs often get matted hair from just poo? She doesn't live with a boar
 

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Poo, wee, bedding, food, excessive popcorning have all caused long hair mayhem :doh:
 

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Even my short haired piggies find themselves with matts from time to time. As above, all sorts of little things can cause matts so don't worry. I think one of my boars gets himself matts as he's too lazy to wash them and clean his backside. Lol.

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Where is it? Some pigs have active grease glands on their lower back. It can cause matted, greasy-appearing hair. Pigs with longer hair can get matted just from having long hair, pee, bedding, etc. We trim the hair on our long-haired pigs to try to keep the mats to a minimum, but they still happen!
 
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