Is there anything I can put on her bottom to ease it? Vaseline? Savlon? (bearing in mind it's 11 o clock at night)
Should I clip her hair around her bottom to stop this happening again?
Why did it happen in the first place?
I need to make her comforatble, and of course I feel so guilty! Help!
Sorry I can't help more, go to bed and check back in the morning, and someone else will have some answers for you, hopefully!
Yes, clip the hair really short around her genitals. When Cookie had god-awful urine scald, my vet said to use baby diaper rash cream--Desonix (sp?) It worked great.
Is she a teddy, by any chance? Cotten, my teddy, get that clumped, matted blob all of the time.
- I GAVE, dammit!
I use hibitane soap twice a day to wash with, and then put on some Bactroban ointment. Both I got from Pinta's vet in Canada, not sure if either are available here but I swear by them.
After I clean this crystally stuff off her butt, she loses all her hair in that area. But eventually it goes away with this treatment (about 3 days) and her hair grows back in.
She has had this twice, both times after finishing a round of AB's for UTI. I always thought it was the AB that changed the Ph of the urine, because this never happens until about 4-5 days off the AB.
I will keep an eye on her for other UTI symptoms, although I believe the cause of this episode was that they've both scraped out an area in the hutch where they've moved all of the bedding away, and just lie on the wood, probably because it's so warm lately, and they've been peeing and pooping in it then lying there.
The crystals and gunk I removed last night smelled like ammonia. I've yet to read the UTI page to see if that's a symptom or if it's just becaue it was icky stale urine.
Even though it's Good Friday, I'm sure the supermarket will be open. I need to get veggies anyway, so shall I get nappy rash cream too? Or just use the Savlon or E45 I've already mentioned?
I think tomorrow all of the shops will be open, and I think the local petshop (a good petshop - *shock*) has some antiseptic cream with tea tree oil that I've used before for my rabbit when he got nicks and cuts. Will that be better? Worse? The same?
I'm going to clip her fur after I've given them their brekkie, then make sure they have another cool place to lie rateher than in the hutch, on the wood.
And she's an abby by the way, so I suppose thats why she got all the yucky stuff in her fur, when my other pig whose a shorthair didn't.
You really still have to consider a urinary tract infection. These scalds are more likely to happen with a constant dribble of urine. Only antibiotics will take care of a UTI.
- I GAVE, dammit!
Hmm, I'll have to take pics if this happens again.
I tried the domoboro, but I'm such a directions idiot, that it never really worked too well for me.
The diaper rash cream cleared Cookie's scald in less than two days. It was pretty amazing.
Gez, I must say, I never felt like it had an amonia smell. I'm wondering if you're smelling the urine on the wood instead of the pig?
I agree about checking for an UTI. Cookie dribbled urine for months before her urine scald developed.
- Poop Obsessed
OUCH!! That looks really bad!!! You need to keep the area very clean and yes, I used Domburo pads on my rabbit as well as the preparation-H.
This most certainly is not something to fool around with. She needs a vet appt.. please?
When we humans have a urinary tract infection, it hurts to pee (burns) and there can be blood. Urine is checked to see if there is an infection present.