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Skinny pig red spots!

adussiaQ

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Hello everyone,
About a week ago my skinny pig Jelly got what appears to be a spot on his back. It was quite red but not risen. It looked a bit like a scab so I assumed he scratched himself too hard so I just trimmed his nails. Yesterday I saw 3 more of these spots but no scab just red spots. I put pictures below but they aren’t the best quality (apologies).

He has been eating and drinking as usual. I haven’t changed the detergent for his fleece cups I use the same one as always. I’m also feeding him the same pellets as always and he only ate veggies that he usually eats.

While he does seem to be scratching himself more than usual I can’t be sure as I have been home much more than I used to (because of the lockdown etc).

as to the bedding I have always used shavings (over 3 years now) as well as fleece accessories where he mostly sleeps.
He hasn’t been handled by anyone other than me, and I never wear perfume or any irritating products when handling piggies.

My other skinny pig doesn’t have these spots, my fluffy one doesn’t either.
Anyone had such problem? Can you recommend something?

unfortunately due to the lockdown my local vets take on emergencies only so waiting lists are a bit long and I obviously do not want to put anyone at risk whatsoever so vets will be my last option if all else fails.
Thanks in advance xx
 

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Difficult to say without a hands on examination from the vet, it could be that he has just scratched himself or been scratched or bitten by his friends- skinny pig skin is very delicate and with no protective fur so a warning nip or a scratch can do a fair bit of damage, which is also much more noticeable without fur!
But also this could be the start of ringworm or mange mites, or another skin infection- only a vet can say for sure.
Can you send photos to your vet, and get their opinion, and possibly some prescription treatment, even if you cannot see them in person?
 

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Difficult to say without a hands on examination from the vet, it could be that he has just scratched himself or been scratched or bitten by his friends- skinny pig skin is very delicate and with no protective fur so a warning nip or a scratch can do a fair bit of damage, which is also much more noticeable without fur!
But also this could be the start of ringworm or mange mites, or another skin infection- only a vet can say for sure.
Can you send photos to your vet, and get their opinion, and possibly some prescription treatment, even if you cannot see them in person?

Thanks for your reply! It wouldn’t be from his pals as his cage is separated from theirs. I will try and message them on facebook today and see what they say.
 
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