Help needed...piggie with bloody scabs

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melcvt00

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:30 am


If he's scratching at specific spots consistently, you could always try Benadryl Spray.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:36 am


Thanks Mel. I'll get some today and try that. I now have more meds for the piggies than I do for me!

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:41 am


Gosh GPLover, this has been going on since before Thanksgiving. I think you the most patient of all people. How can you think that you need to be more patient.

It all sounds so frustrating. I have a magic wand that I can send you. Shall I FedEx it?

This piggie is most fortunate to have you as his benefactor.

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lisam

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:10 am


I think that if there are still active mites, the bath will irritate them and cause worse itching. If the mites are gone, and it's the healing scabs that itch, then a bath would be soothing. My idea on it, anyway.

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Becky

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:02 pm


If it's mites, I gather bathing is not a good idea.

If you do bathe, though, I highly recommend the SebaLyt. It's what my vet said to use for my Teddy with itching, flaking skin.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:36 pm


Barbara, you haven't noticed all the hair GPLover has pulled out of her head since this started? It's been scattered throughout this thread. I think there are a few empty liquor bottles too.

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:50 pm


Her head really has a nice shape to it.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:26 pm


"It all sounds so frustrating. I have a magic wand that I can send you. Shall I FedEx it? "

Please do!!

"I think there are a few empty liquor bottles too.'

Ack...I hate liquor but if I didn't there'd be lots of empty bottles around!

Can you believe this??? I think I have a home for him and he just won't get better.

I came home and found him bloody again. I put Benadryl cream on the two bloody spots.

The vet thinks he still has mites. How long can this possibly take????????

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:36 pm


Poor boy! I am hoping the Revolution will kick in and then kick a** on those mites.

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SylvesterPiggie

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:02 pm


Did you end up giving him a bath? Just curious if that triggered him or if it's just the cycle again. I'm sorry this is taking so long. It stinks for both of you, because of somebody letting things go way to long.

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Becky

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:06 pm


Where is that ancient thread about mites by Cara? Didn't she struggle with this for months and months? I'll try to search it out.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:34 pm


Demodex mites. Many ivermectin treatments. I don't remember open sores like this. Demodex would be a good search word.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:51 pm


I decided against the bath. I did get Benadryl cream to put on the sores. Here is the latest sore that appeared yesterday. It was bloodier than it is now. He did this by biting himself. I see no sign that the Revolution or the Benadryl is doing anything for him. O:(.
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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:00 pm


Have you asked your vet about Chew Guard? I think there is another product Josephine has used. Now that you've determined it is self inflicted, there has to be some way to get him to stop. The Chew Guard is like a pepper spray. You have to not breath and cover his head while you spray it as it sends out a mist.

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Serena
It started with Louie...

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:01 pm


Ouch - poor little cutie. Keep doing what you're doing. Things just have to get better. I'm pulling for you and him.

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melcvt00

Post   » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:08 pm


You could always put the spray on a cotton ball and use the cotton ball to put it around there.

Shaving the hair around it will help keep it clean.

pinta

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:55 am


What about aloe vera? It's soothing and I think it's safe to ingest. Can anyone confirm?

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Kallie

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:39 am


I read through the whole thread and everything you’ve tried. I’m just wondering if it could be an allergy to something in his cage, the room he is kept in, or even perhaps an allergy to something he is eating?

I know with one of my passed cats, if I used scented kitty litter, she would scratch so bad that sores will appear and hair in the area will start to fall out.

Have you tried placing him on towels that have been washed with unscented baby soap, or maybe even slowly introducing his veggies 1 at a time to see if any aggravate him, or maybe even change his pellets to a different kind? Maybe even an air purifier in his room to see if perhaps perfumes, air fresheners or even dust is bothering him?

Sorry if this seems out in left field, just trying to rattle my brain to come up with some ideas on what could be causing his severe itching since the meds don’t seem to be helping much.

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SylvesterPiggie

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:17 am


Yikes! I would have thought at least the Benedryl would have eased the ithching a little.

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Tarapay
Sorc^istino

Post   » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:26 am


Aloe Vera is not poisonous when ingested. You can find more info on it on http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances_view/1,1525,10001,00.html

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