New rescue - Clementine

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Post   » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:47 pm

StF, we both need to watch our backs, all the way down here!

*dissolving in laughter at Bethie's post*

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Post   » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:13 pm

Clementine does not think you are taking her suffering seriously.

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Post   » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:33 pm

Tell Clemm we are taking her suffering very seriously and all of us wish her the best of health, no itching, and a beautifully new coat of fur.

It's her ... ummm ... clothed appearance we're not taking seriously.

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Post   » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:49 am

Come to the mountains, Clementine. Like Heidi in the alps, our mountain air is curative and I promise a wordrobe of glad rags only!

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:52 am

Still having trouble with Clem itching one spot, and I can't keep it wrapped. The last and final bad spot is right behind her ears on the bald (or "kissing") spot. Yesterday when I'd gotten home from work, she's gotten it open again (and partially removed her sweater to boot). To wrap it, I think I'm going to have to wrap down her ears.

I think that the scabs there are what's making her itch. I bathed her last night, gave her a nice oatmeal soak, and then sat and removed a ton of the scabs to see if that would help. On the positive side, though it was really really gross having to deal with all the scabs, none of them had open wounds underneath, all had fresh, new skin!

Clemmy already has an adoptive home with piggie mom and her beautiful boy Ben (whom she already adopted for ACRS), so I want her well ASAP so she can go and be loved on and treated like the princess she is.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:30 pm

Hurray for Clementine! Pictures! We must see how lovely she's healing. How lovely that you already have found a home for her.


Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:53 pm

That's great news!

Have you tried some 1% hydrocortisone cream, on that one spot? Can't imagine she'd be able to ingest it, from there.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:07 pm

That's a good thought, klynne! I'll try some of that tonight. I made her a new sweater with a different type of sock, and used the ribbed part as the neck hole. It's a little longer, so I'm hoping that'll deter her at least a little.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:47 pm

Is the hydrocortisone (steroid ) cream safe to use with metacam?

Jenn- were you able to find Bag Balm?

8-Hydroxyquinoline Sulfate 0.3%; Base: Petrolatum; Lanolin

A 10 oz tin costs about $8.00 and is available at Walgreens and Walmart and CVS. Even cheaper from Amazon ($5.62)

If you like, I'll be glad to order and ship to you- just email me a shipping address.


Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:05 pm

Yes, it's topical and they don't really absorb the steroid, worried new piggy mom ;-)

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:07 pm

I've been using Panalog on Panda and all of his sores are healed. It apparentley has some steriod in it, and is safe with Meticam. I think it is the injectable steriods you can't use with Meticam.

I don't give him baths because it seems aggravate the itching. My vet recommended not to for that reason.

Can you get Panalog?


Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:17 pm

I've read before that Bag Balm on guinea pigs is not a great idea. Lynx posted this link recently:

If it were me, I'd not worry too much about the bag balm, but stick with what's working. (Funny socks and all)

I've used bag balm a lot around horses and on my own wounds -- I've found it to be greasy, sticky, and strangely drying all at the same time.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:34 pm

Ok- forget the bag balm, though I will continue to use it on my dog's feet and on myself, as well, where it appears to work well.

Piggies are so small and vulnerable, and yes, I am a worried piggie mom.

Now I feel better about the hydrocortizone cream.

Thanks, guys.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:14 pm

Panolog is great stuff IMO. It's Rx only but not very expensive and most vets I've worked with have no problem giving it to you if you ask.

1% hydrocortisone, cheaper, easier to get. I specifically asked our vet one time about any steroid effect with Panolog and was told it's a good question, but not a concern.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:44 pm

Clementine is feeling a ton better, and it's easy to tell. I gave her a massage before her oiling tonight, to try and remove more of the extra scabs. I accidentally tugged her hair, and she gave a squeal. Then she cocked her head at me, gave me the stink eye, and deliberately gave me a chomp on the hand, like she was saying "See how it feels?!"

She is going to be a spunky, fun lady.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:49 pm

How adorable. She's going to be a lot of fun and keep you on your toes! Glad she's doing better.

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:34 pm

Wonderful news, Jenn. All couture comments aside, you're doing a fantastic job with her. PM, see what you're in for? ;-)

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:54 pm

IF Jasper was here with me still, he'd want Clementine to know that he had to endure HOT PINK wraps and he knows how she feels.

She sounds like she'll be a great pig!

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Post   » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:34 pm

You know, if she's proven she can't get into that sock wrap, you can use neosporin (and similar) under there if you'd like.

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Post   » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:21 am

She's skillfully denuded herself of two socks now. I wrapped her up last night with bandage and vet wrap, making what boyfriend called her "flak jacket", but apparently that restricted her leg movement quite a bit, and she laid there grumbling to herself until I unwrapped her. Then she ran over to the food and ate like I'd been starving her for weeks. She's the master of the guilt trip, that's for sure.

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