HELP ME!- all six of them have this!

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:40 am


LandosMomma:

Thanks for caring! Yes, now, after a bit more than a month, you can say the piggies are recovering :) I just have to continue the treatments, baths ans disinfection. We are winning that battle for the six piggies left.

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:59 pm


here is a recent picture of vanille: see how the hair grows on her back, head and all?
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LandosMomma

Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:07 pm


Awe! She looks great and your block house is so cute! What a great idea! I love it!

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:02 pm


Thanks LandosMomma!
The only down side with mega blocks at the moment is that each time I clean the cage, I do have to clean the blocks too to make sure no ringworm *germs* live in it. So I put it up about once a week:)

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:38 pm


Piggies are on their way to recovery, I mean, they are done with this ordeal and just like with antibiotics, I finish the treatments and then..see if it starts back. Hopefully not.
My sweet caramel has now her body covered with new fur, short but there!!! Everyone is now going back to looking normal and scratching is a thing of the past. Once in a while but I guess this is just normal right?
I wish this to nobody: this whole thing took me tons of energy....
not to mention the poor piggies being sick !!

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:29 pm


I posted a few pictures to let you see a few of the members of the herd. They are all feeling just fine and recovering .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/doramarie/

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:38 pm


Lovely photos1aicha, I am so happy that they are recovering so nicely under your care.

I know it has been a long and frustrating battle, but you did really good. :)

Again, I am so sorry about Meisie, but please know you did your very best in helping and fighting for her.

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:05 pm


Thank you Momo. And here are the latest pictures of some of the girls, hair growing fast and steady:)

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Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:13 am


Everyone looks so beautiful and furry now - you have done such a wonderful job with their treatment, 1aicha.

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Mum
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Post   » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:40 am


They look wonderful!

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Bethie
Still supporting in 2014

Post   » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:50 am


Wow! They all look so much better. Congratulations on having healthy, happy pigs again. You did really well.

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NiniAriane

Post   » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:15 am


Really great job,1aicha. They are gorgeous.

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:37 am


it took a little over 5 weeks to really get the problem to begin to resolve itself. it is not difficult: it is a very long and time consuming treatment!!!

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:48 am


Your girls are absolutely beautiful. I'm glad the treatment worked for them. They're too pretty to not look good.

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sef1268

Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:52 am


WOW! And this was from using Program + Imaverol? Good job. :)

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:56 am


Oh my gosh, look at them, it is like night and day.
They all look so ... uh... furry and plump.
It must had been a frustrated and tedious treatment procedure, but YOU DID GOOD!
Congrats again! :)
Lovely photos too.

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:33 am


I am happy this is behind us. We did lose a pig in this all. Meisie was probably too old to support the treatment and it shut down her kidneys ( that's what we think as she was not peeing anymore, even if we gave her water with a syringe).
This ordeal taught me to be very careful when a new piggy is in : cross contamination , even if the newbie is in quarantine is very possible. I learned the hard way. Change clothes, wash hands, disinfect everything. That is a routine I will not soon forget.

I am happy that the 6 others just climbed back into life. They do have a new Hierarchy order:

Caramel: alpha piggy. The charm in person. Don't mess with the Queen of everything though...

Vanille: the "courtisane" : Caramel and her are like twin sisters, always together. She is the best kisser of all piggies:)

Nougat: the bully : not sure she earned her place yet so she brags a lot and bumps into cavy people a lot.

Charlotte: watching Nougat closely ( that piggy is a pest she seems to think)and caring for her own hair...She would be the girl in school with make-up and cool hair style;)

Booboo: the most laid back girl in the gang. her motto would be * Whatever, ok!* She lives to eat and nap:)

Neige: white as snow, pure as the newborn..and a scaredy cat ( pig?) At the bottom of the ranking and knowing her place. Always run if we want to pet her. But snuggles close to us at lap time:)

Oh! And last but not least, lisam, I owe you an apology. I was very stressed at that time. It doesn't excuse but maybe it will help understand? Please forgive me.

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:56 pm


The girls are looking more like themselves no:)
This bad thing about ringworm is over and done with!
You can see the girls one after another here and judge by yourself!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/doramarie/

pslanda

Post   » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:00 pm


Someone mentioned wooden houses, and what an irony that I just read that today - and think that may be the cause of my many piggy illnesses!
I just lost a piggy (named Piggy) to pneumonia, then had a second piggy get an abscess on her face (removed), then have a third get ringworm (possibly - still waiting for the test results). Don't know the origin of any of it, but I just had a light bulb go off about their sweet little wooden houses.
I painted two houses with water based, non toxic paint, to look like little Hawaiian villas... I was so proud and happy to see my little piggies enjoying their homes - thinking, "What a cool mom I am!" :-)
Now I'm thinking, even though I clean the cage thouroughly every week, I never touch the wooden houses - and they could be harvesting all sorts of bad stuff. They "look" fine, but who knows what's really going on in the wood. I can't really wipe wood down, so I just leave them be.
To be safe, they're going to be outside planters, now, and I'm switching to the standard plastic igloos. Won't be as cute, but let's hope I have to visit the vet less often...

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:01 am


Well you can always decorate the top of the pigloos:) And it is nice that your art will not be lost and that these cute houses can still be of some use:0)
By the way: you ARE a good mum. Mothers don't know everything...God knows how much...lol

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