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Odd Symptoms

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Piggiekisses

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Hi,

My skinny pig has developed these odd dark spots around his nose area. It seems there's less hair in some spots; it's very patchy and shorter than usual. I'll try and attach pics. Otherwise, he's eating , pooping, and acting good. Any idea what this is or what I should do?

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Hi,

My skinny pig has developed these odd dark spots around his nose area. It seems there's less hair in some spots; it's very patchy and shorter than usual. I'll try and attach pics. Otherwise, he's eating , pooping, and acting good. Any idea what this is or what I should do?

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Thanks.
I'm no expert but could it be a fungal issue? I'd have a vet check just to be safe.Ill tag a few people who might know more @helen105281 @Adelle @Wiebke
 

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It's difficult to tell, it could just be a change in colouring but best to get a vet to check for skin issues in case as he does seem to have less hair than before. Is it scabby at all? I have had one skinny with mange mites but it wasn't on her face, it did however look like fungal so we were really shocked when the vet showed us mange mites under the microscope. Is he scratching at all? for fungal, treatment with Imaverol dips is gentle enough for skinnies. Just patch test for 48 hours behind the ear first. For mange mites I would opt for injections if they are available in Canada, yes they shout but I would not want to put a spot on treatment on a skinny if there is an alternative.
 
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