I put it on a q-tip or tissue and rub it on the spot that needs to be cleaned. I wait a few minutes for it to soften up the build up then take a tissue or another q-tip to wipe it off. The grease build up just slides off. Then I wipe with a damp cloth.
I tried dawn and other things but I had to scrub and my piggies hated it.
(I did check with the vet to make sure it was ok before I used it)
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Cetaphil cream is the only thing that helps my husband and my neice's horrible skin condition.
Sef, I hate that animal testing occurs, but as for Cetaphil itself, it is classified as a pharmecutical, so animal testing is required for approval of the active ingredients. As for the fact that cosmetic are tested in related companies, I don't like that, but families heath wins out here!
There are other products that fall under the same family of companies (Nestle, Galderma, Alcon, etc, etc) that I use for my pigs, such as Natural tears eye lubricant in conjuction with eye issues.
And I am eating gobstoppers right now, which are made by Wonka, which is owned by Nestle, which owns Galderma, etc. And I work for Alcon, which is owned by Nestle, etc, etc.
I may be a hypocrite, but at least I am a knowlegable one.
I hate that companies test medications and other products on animals but one of my piggies, Pigglett, has extremely sensitive skin. Things like Dawn dish detergent are too harsh for him. This is the only thing that doesn't turn his skin bright red and make it peel.
We've had him a year and 4 months. He was a rescue pig and lady that runs the rescue said that when she took him in he had mites and ringworm.
His poor skin was traumatized she had to get him healthy before he could be adopted. So, I have to be careful what I bath him in or use to clean him. I don't want to irritate his delicate skin so this is what I use.
Your males are still very, very young so I think it's normal not to have a grease gland for several weeks/months yet. My Smudgie actually didn't have a grease gland for quite a while. My working theory was that when I rescued him, he was too underweight to waste any fat producing the grease. I noticed recently he's started having one.