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Old 08-30-2016, 09:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry, this thread got lost. I would definitely have the vet check it out. Again, in the meantime don't apply anything to the skin. If you are dealing with a bacterial or fungal infection any oils or creams will make it worse from not allowing it to air out.
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Yes but she can't afford the vet right now and something really needs to be done. Oil will probably work. It is probably just dry skin. I don't think that one time with the oil will hurt especially since it will only be on there for at most 4 hours.

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Old 08-30-2016, 10:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Dry skin doesn't cause quill loss. That's either mites, bacterial or fungal. Oil being applies to the skin won't help with any of it.
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So I went to an animal hospital here in Kingston Ontario (Beardall Animal Hospital) to ask about an estimate for the little one including the visit, tests and possible treatment. They were telling me that it would cost me in general between 250-300$ or more . I never thought it'll be that much, this is a really bad problem for me

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That looks like more than just dry skin. Please don't put oil on until you know what you're dealing with. If it is bacterial or fungal you'll just make it worse and make treatment harder and more expensive. You need to figure out a way to get him to the vet. Unfortunately all vet visits can be expensive but if you have a pet it's something you need to figure out. If you can't pay for it then you need to talk to friends and family about it.
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That looks like more than just dry skin. Please don't put oil on until you know what you're dealing with. If it is bacterial or fungal you'll just make it worse and make treatment harder and more expensive. You need to figure out a way to get him to the vet. Unfortunately all vet visits can be expensive but if you have a pet it's something you need to figure out. If you can't pay for it then you need to talk to friends and family about it.
The only good thing I saw upon closer inspection was that the skin does not seem irritated(red) or infected just dry.
I'm trying everything I can to get him to the vet but I am not in a good situation at the moment it may have to wait till next month at this rate

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Old 09-05-2016, 01:12 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Have you tried talking to the vet about a possible payment plan?
Or checked with other vets? Is there a college in your area that has a vet school?
I'd also find out what it costs just for an exam to possibly be able determine what the issue is.
If I were in your shoes I wouldn't be comfortable waiting a month.
Also if borrowing from friends and family is remotely an option, people are more likely to help with something concrete. He has this issue, this is the necessary treatment and this is the cost as opposed to he has this symptom, it could be x y or z, I really have no idea how much treatment will cost.
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Have you tried talking to the vet about a possible payment plan?
Or checked with other vets? Is there a college in your area that has a vet school?
I'd also find out what it costs just for an exam to possibly be able determine what the issue is.
If I were in your shoes I wouldn't be comfortable waiting a month.
Also if borrowing from friends and family is remotely an option, people are more likely to help with something concrete. He has this issue, this is the necessary treatment and this is the cost as opposed to he has this symptom, it could be x y or z, I really have no idea how much treatment will cost.
never thought of those first 2 options you mentioned ill ask the vet once i see them again, and ill ask in my college if they do that too, thanks for the ideas.

on the side note i gave him another oatmeal bath and the affected area isnt flaky anymore and he has new quills poping out too!!!
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