Dr. Edward R. Bennett, DVM
All Pet Animal Hospital
5354 Route 8
Pittsburgh, PA 15044
He was a great vet and really cared and knew a lot about guinea pigs and even has guinea pigs of his own.
He gave Bob a good once over and found that Bob has Lice. I was horrified but he said just to use something Called Sevin. Lightly sprinkle it on Bob and brush it in 1 a week for 3 weeks. Other then that he could not find anything wrong with Bob, so he gave him a vitamin C shot just in case.
But Bob is back in hiding in his house and I'm going to head out right now to get that Sevin and a new house for Bob just in case.
- Contributor in 2018
It's used in crop dusting and such and many species of pests have become highly resistant to it over the decades it's been used.
I would never apply it directly to any animal.
I have dial-up and don't think your post about the vet using it on his own animals was up when I was posting.
I'd be interested in asking him how many of his pigs were necropised upon their death--and whether liver and kidney damage showed up.
Ah well. I have very nice vets here. Some good for some things, some better for others. (Just like human docs, huh?)
And I pretty much always run any new drugs or dosages or topical meds by the folks here, before I go use it.
Here's a good place to order Advantage or Revolution online:
Make sure you get the Advantage ONLY though, not the Advantage Multi--it has an added ingredient not safe for gps.
I bought Advantage. You can buy the 4 month doses for kittens. It was $38 which seems to be about right. There's a page here on lice and Advantage which is helpfull. I asked all kinds of questions about dosing and such on Henry's thread and Mum kindly straightened me out. You might want to go over there and check it out.
- Contributor in 2018
That is why I am so shocked that he said to use Sevin. And yes sus4 he showed me the parasites. He also did not give the diagnoses of scurvy, He gave him the shot "just to be on the safe side".
But I guess I will have to look for another vet for my piggies. Does anyone have any know of a good vet around Pittsburgh, Pa?
I asked one about their live success rate for neuters, the receptionist was astonished at my forwardness and stated (in a very clipped tone) "well we have never lost a dog or cat yet, and it can't be much different?"
Have you looked at the vet's list on here? I found a brilliant one on here which was not too far from me.
My vet is a great guy who has never steered me wrong before with any other animal. BUT I am really worried about this whole Sevin thing so I am going to use Advantage.
There is another vet on the list from here that is close to me so I am going to try him.
Bob is 2lbs 7oz so I should use .2 cc right?
Personally, if he is close by, you like him, and have a past history of a good relationship, I wouldn't just arbitrarily say he's no good for the pigs.
If he's willing to learn and update his info on gp treatment, then he may be just fine for simple things--just run things by a more savvy vet and/or here, first. (Don't mean that to sound know-it-all, just saying, better safe than sorry.)
I have vets I like and use for small routine things, but would, for example, not feel comfortable scheduling a surgery with.
I guess my concern is, as you said, that this *was* a small routine thing--or should have been--and you got worrying advice.
You are the one there, and only you can decide if this vet is a fit for treating your gps.