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Old 09-22-2017, 06:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My little mans been losing quills for a while now, we've tried Clavamox, and we have just started revolution. My vet has not taken any skin scrapes and told me his thin patch was just exass fat pocket kind of deal but that if it wasn't we could try these things. I'm talking 20-40 quills a night. I've stopped giving him flax seed oil and fish oil because I mixed the two and he tried to go into hybernation. Instead for dry skin I've been giving baths and a coconut oil rinse at the end ihalf a teaspoon of coconut oil and luke warm water. My question is, these orange spots appeared on his back bottom where the thinning is the worst and does it seem like a mit poop kinda thing or a fungil kind of thing? He's running on his wheel like normal but sometimes like tonight he does not want to be touched because his backs hurting so bad, I gave him a good bath and scrubbed most of the dofs off much to his displeasure (poor baby..) and put more coconut oil/ water on him, but if it's a fungus thing I should be doing more that just resolve and clavamox right?
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would stop putting any kind of oil on him. If it's a bacterial or fungal infection it's just going to keep making things worse. I would have a skin scraping done and a culture to see if it's something bacterial or fungal going on.
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Should I get the caultire done even though I am already doing resolve for mites? Or should I wait the two weeks to see if it's helping any? He's been under a lot of stress recently with dry skin and me moving him for foot baths, I don't want to do any unneeded more stress. Is there anyway the orange dots are from mites?
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Yes I would get the culture done regardless of the medication he is on. If it comes back that he has mites and is already on the proper treatment then great, but if it comes back and it is fungal or something else and his treatment needs to be changed then it needs to be done as soon as possible.
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He's got yellow on the base of his quills and on his side, will this be taken care of by the resolve no?
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Again, it would have to be confirmed by a vet. I strongly recommend a vet trip, with a culture. I am by, no means a specialist but I believe that discoloration like that is linked more so with an infection of sorts rather than mites. Don't quote me on that, but, regardless, unless you have confirmation of what infection he has or doesn't have, it's impossible to tell if the treatment he is currently on will solve the problem.
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A skin scraping and culture is to look for bacterial or fungal infections, not for mites.
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