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Old 10-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, I'd take him to the vet for a mite-check and a skin scraping. If any of the quills have skin tags attached, bag 'em and bring them with you for easier analysis. If you suspect a skin infection, stop with the oil because it can make things worse. Not entirely sure of the symptoms for a skin infection, but I think maybe redness?
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