Guinea pig problems

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  1. sullen

    sullen Question Answerer

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    I didn't know where else to post this, but I have a GP that has a bad rash that's bleeding on his shoulder...not mites, not ringworm, anyone know what it could be?
     
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  3. sullen

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    OK silly, thats where I am going now.....it's just that you guys are sooo smart, I thought I would ask first.

    Turns out he was scratching because he has nits. Where he got them is anybody's guess.
     
  4. Hovey Hollow

    Hovey Hollow formerly hovey1716

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    I've had guinea pigs get mites and scratch til they bleed. Frontline plus works well on them. Just put about 1/4 of a cc (3 or 4 drops) between their shoulder blades. Maybe put some triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) on the bleeding spots.
     
  5. sullen

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    Thanks, Hovey, but the vet I went to gave them Ivermectin shots. Hope it works.
     
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    Ivermectic works wonders for these guys. 0.01cc per pound...but you didn't hear that from me, I'm not a vet.
     
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    Little Quacker in OR Well-Known Member

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    :) You might enjoy this site on medical problems and help with those cute little Cavies.

    http://www.guinealynx.info/

    We used to see quite a few of them with lice and mites.
    Hope all is well now.

    LQ
     
  8. Hovey Hollow

    Hovey Hollow formerly hovey1716

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    Ivermectin works great, but most people don't have access to injectable drugs, so I usually recommend over the counter drugs first.