how do i treat guinea pig mites

How Do I Treat Guinea Pig Mites? Your vet will prescribe a treatment with ivermectin or selamectin. Both of these can treat a mange mite infestation. Your vet will administer ivermectin with an injection, orally or topically. Because injections can be painful for guinea pigs, we recommend topical or oral treatment.

How do I know if my guinea pig had mites? The first sign of a mite infestation is when your guinea pig begins scratching frequently. Occasional itches and skin irritation caused by hay or bedding dust are commonplace, but if your guinea pig has extended scratching fits or seems to be perpetually uncomfortable, it may be due to mites.

Can you get mites off guinea pigs? Static mites are treatable with a special shampoo or spray that you can purchase from your local veterinarian. If your guinea pig has sarcoptic mange, then it will likely have bald patches where it’s been scratching and biting its own skin in an attempt to get rid of these painful pests.

Can you treat guinea pig mites at home?

Both static mites and sarcoptic mites can be treated with Beaphar Anti-Parasite Spot On for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets and Rats or Beaphar Anti-Mange Spray.

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