Talishan- He's had his share of Nizoral baths. In fact, I posted some pictures of his bath experience a couple weeks ago in the "random photo" thread.
Sorry again rshevin. If this treatment does not work on Peanut, I promise I will start his own "dreaded" medical thread.
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I'd hate to see him wait until the 22nd if he's not getting any better. The other thing is to develop a good relationship with (and train to your specifications ;-) the younger man, who will probably be doing exotics work after the older gentleman retires.
If you really don't like the way Smudgie is handled, then make an appointment with your regular guy.
If we were talking big surgery, I might wait for the more experienced vet (who actually does all the big, difficult surgeries in this large 6 vet practice), but hopefully he can help with the eye. I have several theories, in none of which I'm really convinced.
1. The polyp in his ear is bothering him or otherwise affecting this eye.
2. Teeth, doubtful as ever since he came to me his favorite food has been hay. It was all he ate the first 2 days (poor baby).
3. Clogged duct
4. Ringworm (but would Piggy, me, and Leif all have it??)
5. Other infection
I hope the vet knows!
(P.S. If your cat sits on your mouse, he can submit incomplete posts!)
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I'm glad you're having him seen sooner. Not just for the eye, but something's making him glow. Hopefully that can be treated without too much delay in figuring out what it is. Perhaps that's related to his eye difficulty as well?
(Edit: I posted right after your cat did. ;-)
Ringworm can take up to 6 weeks to manifest. It's horrifically contagious but not all organisms (human, feline, cavy) will necessarily get it and not necessarily all at the same time.
So, anyone else on GL own a blacklight and want to check their pigs for me??
Edit: Also, if it IS ringworm, I'm probably going to treat Piggy and my cat prophylacticly. Did you know that cockatiel feathers fluoresce wildly?! I didn't. Very cool.
I hate to say this, but the last time we were in, we got no diagnoses and two "watch it if it gets worse." I feel stupid going in a few weeks later for an "I don't see anything wrong with it."
I'm still thinking about just treating with program myself. Don't know why it worries me.
Friend of mine brought her flea ridden dog into my home (grr). I have already treated my cat with Advantage. Would you treat both pigs with a bit, just in case? I know fleas can't live on pigs but I did find one in Piggy's fur once.