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Is Tea Tree oil safe for guinea pig
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elystia
Mar 23, 2011 10:45 AM  
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My piggy son Hiro have flaky skins (look like dandruff) and bald patch on his hind leg even on his feets are developing reddish skin. Have sent him to vet yesterday and need to wait for the culture test.

But heartbreak to see him and found some website say tea tree oil is natural good for treating ringworm for human.

But not sure whether safe for guinea pig.

Please advice.

gforce
Mar 23, 2011 12:45 PM  
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hi elystia, sorry to hear about Hiro's condition. I have no idea if the tea tree oil works; if its efficient if it does work or too strong for small animals. if the tests are positive for fungus or mites, the vet will prescribe the necessary medication to cure Hiro. hopefully Hiro does not scratch that much and treatment can reach him soon.




elystia
Mar 23, 2011 10:13 PM  
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I think is quite dangerous for me to use that to relieve pain for him .. I think I better wait for the test result then..

Anyway, I saw other website saying it is toxic for guinea pigs if the oil is not diluted enough.

gforce
Mar 23, 2011 10:36 PM  
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hi elystia, i believe the culture test will be out pretty fast so be patient and wait for the vet's professional advice.

elystia
Mar 28, 2011 10:45 AM  
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Hmm the culture test is out and the test was negative for fungal and they have checked Hiro's fur that there is no mites. What is the problem then ? Does fighting lead to crusty skin ?




rex21
Mar 28, 2011 11:21 AM  
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hi elystia, did the vet say what it could be if it wasn't fungus & mites?

perhaps you could post a picture..

elystia
Mar 28, 2011 02:45 PM  
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1st visit, they say could be just normal infection. Hiro is given anti-biotics.

okay I will upload the pic once i am back home.
Edited by elystia on Mar 28, 2011 at 02:47 PM

elystia
Mar 29, 2011 12:10 PM  
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Harden dandruffs on the outer ring where the skin still have fur.




elystia
Mar 30, 2011 09:25 PM  
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anyone can advise, I feel that the anti-biotics is not really helping as the dandruff extend to those area have skin.

The bald patch is getting bigger and bigger

gforce
Mar 30, 2011 10:37 PM  
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Elystia, if you are really worried, you can consider a second opinion at another vet. Otherwise you could update your current vet for more advice.


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