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Post   » Thu Apr 03, 2003 8:41 am

Since this seems to be a popular's mine!

My pick for guinea pig shampoo (or dog or cat) is HyLyt. It's a soap-free, moisturizing shampoo that is gentle enough to bathe an animal in daily if needed. When diluted a bit with some warm water, a small bottle can last quite a while. Great for routine bathing, or bathing for allergies/dry skin (let soak 5-10 minutes for this). can order a 12oz bottle of it for $9.42 here:

Or an 8oz bottle for $7.95 here:

Otherwise, it's available through your vet.

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Post   » Thu Apr 03, 2003 11:22 am


Post   » Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:52 pm

I like Hylyt shampoo and conditioner too.

But for really dry skin I use Epi-Soothe and then the Hylyt conditioner.

For fungus I use Malaseb.

For grease glands I use Filthy Animal.


Post   » Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:58 pm

It's not really about shampoo, but the Heartless Dictator said I should post this here.

A few months ago, I picked up three pigs from the SPCA, one sow and her two adult sons. They were in pretty good shape, but both of the boars had really nasty grease glands. When I shaved off the gunky, yucky hair, I realised they had open wounds under there. Of course, if was on a Friday night, so no vet, and the only thing I could think of using was Bactroban ointment. At first, I only wanted to prevent infection, but I was pleasently surprised. It worked wonders! Because it's oily, the ointment made the remaining gunk softer and easy to remove, and the sores healed very well within a few days.


Post   » Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:27 pm

Is Bactroban the same thing as neosporin or something different?


Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:07 am

I never used Neosporin, so I'm not sure, but it can be googled.

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Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2003 11:43 am

They are different products. Bactroban has mupirocin (2% w/w) as the active ingredient

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