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Old 10-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know the preferred treatment for mites is revolution, but I was wondering if Advantage would work as well, I am not sure if that would even take care of it, as during my research I could not find anything. Also I know hedgehogs can get any type of four, (i think) kind of mites, is there anyway to tell exactly what kind they are, they are white. and also will other animals in the household, cats, hamsters, ect also be at risk to getting them? (will I have to treat all of them) I don't think that I could afford vet treatment for every animal I have all at once, and I only saw that the revolution requires vet visit. I have been on the lookout for other possible solutions. and would rather treat them at home if possible. any suggestions would be appreciated. I am having trouble finding the information.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't need a vet visit to get Revolution, you can nab it off the internet for about 30 or 40 dollars for a box. Then just follow Nancy's instruction in the health section.

I'm not sure on the other animals, never had them with my hogs though my cats have had ear mites. I think it might depend on what type of mites and such, but in general I have no clue.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't seem to find the revolution for under 50 so far..I just happened to have a tube of Advantage ( for kittens) already here.
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I can't remember exactly, but either Advantage is not safe for hedgehogs, or it's the one that doesn't kill mites.

I'd go with Revolution as it is known to be safe and works. It should not be $50 for a single tube, that must be a multi-pack. If you have cats/kittens, switch them to Revolution and then you can buy it directly from your vet.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have heard of people using advantage on them..and successfully, but that was what I was trying to find out about was if it did kill mites...
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I have heard of people using advantage on them..and successfully, but that was what I was trying to find out about was if it did kill mites...
Then I'd say that the Advantage is the one not safe for hedgehogs, I know it can be pretty toxic stuff, we use it on our cats and dogs and when used, you're not suppose to pet them for three days. Never really read the instructions on Revolution.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I thought you were not suppose to pet them because it could interfere with the oil coating the fur correctly since people inherently have oils on their skin, I remember reading something like that on the package.
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