Mr. Fosta's back - skin issues

Obey My Authority

Post   » Tue May 10, 2011 8:38 pm

Well, yes yes, I know I have been misisng in action for a bit, but before you throw poopies at my my door, let's all put on our "we love momo shirt" and lend a hand first.

This is Mr. Fosta, as the name implies, him a foster!
*cough cough*,... yes yes, this cough just won't go away.

He has very thin hair along his back, right where his "spine" runs down.
On top of that, there is an almost bare spot behind his "neck", about the size of my pinky nail.
These problem spots are marked by the stars on the picture.

The almost bare spot...

The spots of thinking hair has flakes along the roots, like this,...
and the skin looks pink, maybe too pink for me???

Tell me this is MITES, and NOT ringworm, and it is okay to lie to me! :p

1. Emma and Bernie has been dosed with Ivomec today.
2. Mr. Fosta had a dose of Revolution last Friday (5/5/2011).
3. Mr. Fosta is now 850 gram is scheduled to be neutered tomorrow.

Please tell me that this is mites,.... not what I am dreading of!

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Tue May 10, 2011 9:15 pm

No expert here -maybe fungal?

He's cute!!!!! : )

Guinea Love

Post   » Tue May 10, 2011 9:37 pm

I do not have any advice but . . Wow, he is Gorgeous!

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Post   » Tue May 10, 2011 9:46 pm

Adorable! Treat for both but I kind of tend toward fungal too.

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Post   » Tue May 10, 2011 9:56 pm

I concur with Lynx.

P.S. Hubba hubba .. cute pig! Bald spots and all.

Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Tue May 10, 2011 10:32 pm

Mr. Fosta is handsome!

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Got Pigs?

Post   » Tue May 10, 2011 10:45 pm

What a doll! I have no idea on the medical issues, hope he is better soon.

Foster huh? cough cough yeah right!

Obey My Authority

Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 12:34 am

He is a handsome guy isn't him?
The minute I saw him, not even sure which end was which or he/she/it, I squealed...
And of course, when his carrier had a *reserved for momo* sign written by Sue (cavyhouse) doesn't help the cause either... :)

We just came home with some Nizoral and Lomotrin feetsie cream.
I have a few questions.
1. he was dosed with revolution 5 days ago, can I bathe him now (without washing the dose off)?
2. He is not itching or scratching, but every time i run my fingers through him, his hair just comes off...
I am afraid if I were to bath him now (even with gentle scrubbing and handling), he will end up looking like Mobaba by the time we get done!
Wahhh, that;s funny and sad, all at the same time! :p
Don't you all forward this thread to Mobaba!
3. He is still scheduled to be neutered on Thursday, which I assume will not affect his fungal/mites treatment?

Thank you all.
I am really nervous, when I heard this might be fungal, I literally had a Scarlet O'Hara moment and "I know nothing aboot treating no fungal,..."
Promise you all will hold my hand and Mr. Fosta's footsie until this fungal/neuter thing blows over!

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Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 12:54 am

I haven't used Revolution a whole lot, but I am pretty sure 5 days is long enough to bathe without being concerned about washing it off. See what others say first, though.

I too think that is 'garden variety' fungal and not necessarily ringworm. The Nizoral should do the job. Ask Dr. Naka for some Keto-Chlor or Pharmaseb shampoo the next time you see him.


Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 1:38 am

It looks fungal to me too. Since fungus thrives on a compromised immune system, if he were my foster I would hold off on the neuter until the fungus has been treated.

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Supporter in '11

Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 2:05 am

I doubt the clinic would want him in there if it's fungal.

Anyone need a neuter appointment?

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Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 6:11 am

No medical advice here, just a lots of squealy whimpery noises at his cute little face.

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Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 6:35 pm

I have a box of Revolution on hand. I just looked at the back and it says "waterproof after 2 hours" so you're in the clear by a whole lot!

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Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 9:51 pm

He's a cutie Momo! It looks fungal to me too but hopefully not ringworm. I hope the nizoral helps and he heals up quickly.


Post   » Wed May 11, 2011 10:57 pm

I just went through this with Sadie, our newbie, and I finally deduced it was fungal and did a similar treatment. She's all better now, although I'll finish with the last round of mite treatment just in case

Obey My Authority

Post   » Thu May 12, 2011 9:25 pm

Thank you for all replies, and I apologize for not getting back at them in time.

So, this is what happened after the last posting.
Mr. Jojo da' Fosta has been melted with fungal melt, and a good shampoo.
Just for good measure, *everyone* had that done.

He has such itty bitty nails people, him is a youngster. :)
He has his gunky ears cleaned out and his gorgeous Peruvian coat momo-fied.

His skin was also checked over by Dr. Yoffee, and she said it was irritated but not fungal. (My prayers to Hello Kitty Goddess worked)

Jojo was neutered earlier today, thank to Sue who went out of her ways to help since I had an odd morning schedule today.
Jojo is now resting comfortably in his cage, had some veggies, not seen him eat pellets or water yet.

I cannot even tell you how exciting this is, to have a wee baby again in the house.
Well, ok, not that wee, he weighed in 860 last night before Sue whisked him away.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Thu May 12, 2011 9:27 pm

Good news! Now, tell me, how is the Duchess taking his presence? Emma's smart enough to know he's in the house.

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Got Pigs?

Post   » Thu May 12, 2011 9:30 pm

Good news, glad it wasn't fungal. He is so adorable.

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Got Pigs?

Post   » Thu May 12, 2011 9:30 pm

sorry, for some reason I keep double posting tonight.

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Still supporting in 2014

Post   » Thu May 12, 2011 9:33 pm

Yay! Good news for Mr. Jojo. I'm glad he was just a bit rough. I'm sure the melt will help him feel better--in spite of his operation.

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