Mit treatment - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
Default Mit treatment

Hi,

I am a relatively new hedgehog owner since april, and i have found that Henry has mites. I assume so at least, as i itch after holding him, he loses quills, and his skin is dry and flaky. Oh, I also saw little white mites crawling on my skin after holding him the other day! The nearest vet is 2 hrs away. I have been reading on previous posts that you can treat with Revolution, but which kind? I know you can find it online, but it seems to be for dogs and cats or both. I have seen about 6 varieties, all for dogs and cats, but I didnt find one for small animals or exotics. Which kind have any other previous owners used in the past? Are there any home remedies or temporary treatments that anyone is aware of? Please help! He is really skiddish and I have already had difficulty getting him socialized and to warm up to me, and I am sure this problem is not helping the poor guy
Cmccoy29 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-03-2013, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Northern Wastelands
Posts: 1,922
Default

You really want to make the visit to the vet to get the proper dosage. You can make it a wellness-checkup as well, get to know the vet in low-stress conditions instead of frantic last-minute emergency!

For hedgehogs, we use the lower-concentration Revolution (the stuff used for kittens, cats, and dogs under 5lbs: mauve, blue, or taupe package colours). Revolution is only available with a prescription. The dosage quantity and frequency (x amount every 2-4 weeks for 2-4 doses total) depends on your hedgehog's weight and the intensity of the mite-outbreak: your vet will calculate it for you.

Do not let them inject Ivermectin. It is much easier to overdose with tiny little hedgehogs, the consequences of overdosing are much more severe (potentially fatal), and your hedgehog's reaction can get more intense over time (fine on the first shot, dead on the third...)
Annie&Tibbers is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Haley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 212
Default

I'll add, do not use anything you can buy over the counter.

Where do you live? Sometimes vets are just hard to find, maybe someone here knows of a closer vet.
Haley is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Lilysmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 11,963
Default

Agreed with the above comments...and keep in mind that wellness visits are a good idea with hedgehogs (as with any animal), so if you're taking the trip to get the mites treated, you can also have the vet check out everything else & make sure he's in good health otherwise.
__________________
~*~*~ Kelsey ~*~*~

RIP my sweet Lily ~ 6/12/08 - 1/20/12
Lilysmommy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
hedgog health, mites, skin care, skin problem, skin treatment

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mite treatment Wilf44 Mites 4 11-19-2013 03:42 AM
Question about Mites and Treatment Claire12491 Health 3 11-11-2012 06:09 PM
Imaverol treatment for ringworm? Amculck Health 0 05-12-2012 05:56 PM
Mite Treatment power Health 4 10-06-2011 08:56 PM
bedbug treatment Quinn General Questions 2 08-22-2011 08:25 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum