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Stop scratching?

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sarahp

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My boyfriends pigs (2 boys) have now been separated because the little one got bitten twice :( They can still see and hear each other and are a lot better now.

The bites were around one eye and on his neck. I don't think they were that big but he has scratched at them and pulled at them so he's got little bald patches.

The one around his eye has dried up and is clean but he is still scratching the one on his neck. How can we make him stop scatching it? At the moment he gets Johnsons wound powder put on it.

My Leroy and Malcolm are fine and I bought them their first cuddle cup at the weekend. Haven't tried it out yet though. Have some new pictures which I might put up a bit later when I've got some work done ;D
 

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The new spray plasters are good at keeping wounds covered up - or compeed liquid skin.

Unfortunately it is very hard to stop them stratching. I had a foster pig here with teriible bites that she just kept on reopening and so I used to bandage her feet to stop her damaging it when it healed.
 

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My piggy had this trouble the vet gave her antibiotix and it was all fixed in 1 week
 

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Please check the dates on posts before replying - this thread is 18 months old.

Many thanks
 
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