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Neem Leaf Powder Over Oil?

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My two boars are being treated for mites with revolution by my vet, but to help with the the itching and kill the lil beggars off faster, I was looking at neem oil. The thought of smothering them in oil for a day or two doesn't sound fun since they are both hairy Abyssinian breed. I was wondering if a water steeped from neem leaf powder be ok to spray on them? I'm worried about them ingesting it while grooming but I guess if I did the oil route I'm worried about them ingesting that too. Any input would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the Forum.
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If you have been prescribed a treatment from your vet then this will kill all the mites.
I wouldn't advise adding any further treatments at this point, as they may interfere with the one you are currently using.
Revolution is very effective, and a full course of 3 treatments is usually enough to totally sort out any mite problem.
 

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My two boars are being treated for mites with revolution by my vet, but to help with the the itching and kill the lil beggars off faster, I was looking at neem oil. The thought of smothering them in oil for a day or two doesn't sound fun since they are both hairy Abyssinian breed. I was wondering if a water steeped from neem leaf powder be ok to spray on them? I'm worried about them ingesting it while grooming but I guess if I did the oil route I'm worried about them ingesting that too. Any input would be appreciated.
Please DO NOT put anything on the skin during mites treatment; the skin is very sensitive. You could trigger fitting. Revolution (active ingredient: selamectin) will kill most of the emerging mites within a couple of days and bring the distress down fairly quickly. Further rounds will take care of any stragglers.

If you wish, you can give your boys a gentle bath 48 hours after the end of the whole treatment to remove any skin debris. Please do not bathe guinea pigs in a sink; always in a bowl sitting on a towel on the shower or bathtub floor to prevent injuries from freak blind jumps.
 

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Welcome to the Forum.
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If you have been prescribed a treatment from your vet then this will kill all the mites.
I wouldn't advise adding any further treatments at this point, as they may interfere with the one you are currently using.
Revolution is very effective, and a full course of 3 treatments is usually enough to totally sort out any mite problem.
Thank you for advice, I've decided to stick with using the neem oil in water solution to clean the cage down. My one boy is going onto his 4th treatment of revolution, he's the worse with hair lose, and my other boar is going on to his 3rd. I'm hopping this will be the last.
 

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Please DO NOT put anything on the skin during mites treatment; the skin is very sensitive. You could trigger fitting. Revolution (active ingredient: selamectin) will kill most of the emerging mites within a couple of days and bring the distress down fairly quickly. Further rounds will take care of any stragglers.

If you wish, you can give your boys a gentle bath 48 hours after the end of the whole treatment to remove any skin debris. Please do not bathe guinea pigs in a sink; always in a bowl sitting on a towel on the shower or bathtub floor to prevent injuries from freak blind jumps.

Thank you for your advice, Ive decided to use the neem oil in a solution to clean the cage to help kill any hiding stragglers. I always wash them in the kitchen sink, after I sterilize it, but I always line the sink with a small towel so they won't slip an slide around.
 
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