The advantage will work very quickly and effectively. Just follow the directions on this site. Wait for someone here to comment on if you can apply the advantage right away if there's still the dust on the pig.
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Consider adopting a same-sex companion for Skeeter once the lice is gone. Petfinder.com is a great tool.
Also, read up on proper diet and caging on the main site. Petstores will often give you totally wrong info.
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7 dust, aka Sevin dust is a product sold for roses and plants, but it is also used on livestock. I am skeptical regarding using it on livestock, and would not suggest ever using it on a guinea pig who is much smaller than a horse or cow. A vet who suggests Sevin dust is most likely not up on the current research on killing lice and mites on guinea pigs or other pets.
www.greenbook.net/docs/MSDS/M4772.PDF This is for the 10% dust, there is also a 5% version of it.
Please note that the MSDS says it may be hazardous if inhaled or swallowed. Guinea pigs are small, this dust is highly dusty. It would be hard to prevent a guinea pig from inhaling it. Guinea pigs clean themselves, and it's certain that it will be ingested. Be sure to note that it can be absorbed through the skin. Absolutely not something that should be put on a small animal.
Advantage is a safer product than Sevin dust. If this were my guinea pig, I would seriously weigh bathing the pig vs the problems of bathing. I would not want this poison on my guinea pig.
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Should I give him a bath with it?
- I GAVE, dammit!
Amy, this is new information to me?but you'd be better off with a shampoo called Nizoral. It's very effective for mites.
Generally, if a pig has mites we don't recommend bathing at all, since the mites can burrow deeper into the skin causing the animal pain.
Nizoral shampoo is effective for fungal infections.
Mites are treated with topical Ivermectin, which will also kill lice.
It sounds as if the shampoo you have is Hi-Lite? Is that right? That's fine to use, but - as I say - it won't kill anything. I wouldn't shampoo at the moment.
Incidentally, how much does he weigh? He must weigh at least 12 ounces to be treated with Ivermectin.
It's important to weigh at least weekly, and I would weigh a new, petstore pig daily for a while, since they're so often sick.