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Old 03-27-2018, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have one question. I brought home like a month ago my little girl Shuri. She was fine for three weeks, but almost for one week she has been constantly scratching herself. Some of her quills are falling out, so I am suspecting it's the quilling phase, but I am still not sure. I checked her skin, and it looks fine, but just all that scratching has got me worried. I also suspected her bedding, since it's shavings, so it might irritate her, but for three weeks there was no intense scratching like this. How do I help her with this?
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Quilling doesn't usually cause a lot of scratching. Scratching is usually a sign of mites. If it is mites make sure the vet uses Revolution and not Ivermectin or Ivermec.
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Is there any other signs that it could be mites? I wanna check, because yesterday she didn't at all (the little criminal hahah), just to be sure.
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The main symptom is scratching and the only way to tell is with a skin scraping done at the vet. Even a negative scraping doesn't mean she doesn't have them, it just means there weren't any mites where they took the scraping from. If she keeps scratching it's just better to have her treated in case it is mites. The treatment won't hurt her and is easy to do.
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The main symptom is scratching and the only way to tell is with a skin scraping done at the vet. Even a negative scraping doesn't mean she doesn't have them, it just means there weren't any mites where they took the scraping from. If she keeps scratching it's just better to have her treated in case it is mites. The treatment won't hurt her and is easy to do.
And what product do you use? We are going to the vet, but if I don't find anything on the scrape, how do I treat her if she continues to scratch?
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As I said in my first post, if she does have mites she needs to be treated with Revolution, which is available only with a prescription from a vet or directly from a vet. There are no home or over the counter treatments.
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I'm sorry, I overlooked that one

Well I'm not sure Revolution is sold in my country, but I will try to find something similar to it
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What country are you in? It's available in most countries but sometimes is called by a different name.
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Serbia, Europe

I've tried to research it, but nothing came up (at least in my search)
I've seen on one thread that Stronghold is similar, but I can't find any other thread to make sure
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Stronghold is the same as Revolution
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