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I suggest this weeks back. It is handy as you get 3 tubes and there was enough in a tube to do 3 girls back when we only had 3 girls. It worked a treat! After 3rd dose all itches gone! Hope BJ feels better soon! Poor little man!
I know with dogs when they have itches the bed is also treated. Is BJ's bed being treated too? Please keep us posted!
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If it were me, I'd order the 1% injectable and give it topically. There's a dosing chart on here if you decide to do that.
I've never known of ivermectin, properly dosed, not killing mites.
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I know you recently said that the bottle of Ivermectin that you were given says 10mg/ml, but then you also previously said something about 5mg/ml of cherry syrup? I really do think that your best bet is to buy regular injectible Ivermectin (to be used topically) or the blue pour-on Ivermectin, in order to be sure of the mg/ml and the dosage and treat him yourself. It's cheap and readily available at farm/feed stores and online. Many of us here (myself included) have successfully treated mites and lice with this product. As I mentioned before, sometimes it does take another full round of an additional 3 doses 7 days apart in more stubborn cases, but I've never had to repeat Ivermectin beyond that.
I would not use antibiotics in this case, and I wouldn't bathe him in anything for now. If anything, a bath can aggravate mites and make him even itchier. If the itching persists in the meantime, you can ask your vet about Prednisone.
Then today, I went and ruined it by giving him his bath. He wasn't severely itchy, but enough to warrant the anti itch shampoo. He really does not like that. I try to be as gentle as possible, but there's no easy way to lather up a guinea pig who doesn't want to sit in the sink for the 5 minutes the shampoo has to stay on him. Blow drying is virtually impossible too, so it came down to hand drying as best as I could and holding him wrapped in a dry towel to keep him warm until he dried off.
I just gave him his Ivermectin dose 2 days ago so I have to wait at least a few days before using any topical Ivermectin. This bath should keep him comfortable in the meantime. I used a generous amount of the shampoo and I could tell that it worked so much better this time as he's totally itch free currently. I could even dry his itchy spot without him going nuts. I guess that makes the torture of a bath worthwhile.
Did I read that right? .0625 cc is for a 1250 gram piggie and .0725 is for a 1500 gram one. BJ is 1364 grams, so I should use .068 cc. Is that correct? Also can I apply it to the thin spot on his back if he can reach it, or will it kill mites all over his body by putting it behind his ears?
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It's a small amount, but you can put a little on the spot itself and the rest behind both ears. You'll need a 1ml syringe (no needle) to dose it correctly.
The blue stuff looks like this:
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The 0.5% solution: http://www.guinealynx.info/topical_ivermectin_pour-on.html
The 1% solution: http://www.guinealynx.info/topical_ivermectin.html
Anyway, his medicine is on the way. It's been nice for the last two days, so I'm getting back into his good graces by letting him outside to eat fresh grass. Just in time to start making him angry at me again when I have to put the Ivermectin drops on him.