injections :-(

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Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:12 pm


Errr - what shampoo is it - brand name? Any ingredients listed? Most shampoos that are designed to kill parasites are also harmful to pigs, but many vets continue to prescribe them (I suppose because they think the mites are even more harmful). You shouldn't need to use ANYTHING other than ivermectin.

harry4265

Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:05 pm


its called seleen is it bad

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Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:16 pm


I googled it, and it looks as if it's a pyethrin based shampoo. Do NOT use it.

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Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:50 pm


I googled and I'm not sure if it has pyrethrins in it, but it does have selenium sulphide which is also poisonous if ingested and one reference that I read said that it should not come into contact with YOUR skin when you apply it (i.e. wear gloves) - surely if it cannot touch your skin, you would not want to rub it all over your little guinea pigs' skin?

In any event, please don't use it. A course of at least three ivermectin injections will be sufficient.

harry4265

Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:04 pm


thansk for the help i will NOT use it

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Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:14 pm


Thank you :-) When most of us join Guinea Lynx, we think vets are people who can be trusted implicitly, that petstores will give good advice and sell products that are safe, and that guinea pigs are only small so probably won't be much fuss to look after. But it's not really like that! There are lots of good vets, of course, and the occasional good petstore (if it only sells products and not animals). And guinea pigs are really not that much fuss to look after, because they're so cute, they're worth it.

All I'm saying is, welcome to GL and thank you for being prepared to learn!

jgaff78

Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:38 pm


JC, you just completely described my transformation over the past week since I joined GL. I am so glad I am not alone.

lorry

Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:55 pm


isn't selenium used for fungus? I know it is in people. I'm not sure if it's safe for pigs but is there something else Harry could use for a fungus if the pig also has that? I hate to see the poor pig suffer because he has a fungal infection! Any type of scratching could open the pig up to secondary infections. (Scratching can make tiny cuts in the skin letting the bacteria into the body.)

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Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:56 pm


Monistat, commonly used for yeast infections in people too.

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Post   » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:47 pm


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