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PostSubject: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:50 pm

I have a lot of people who ring the shop or email me asking for advice on feeding/housing/mites etc

There seems to be a lot of mite problems at the moment so if anybody is thinking of purchasing a new hog/hoglet be careful if you do intend to buy one from a shop as a lot of the queries I am getting are coming from shop related purchases - also, one to be careful of is a seller in Mold, North Wales - advertisers on pre-loved a lot, a nine week old baby has been collected and has an infestation of mites which the new owner is having to treat which I personally think is pretty bad.
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:05 pm

I get quite shocked when i read things like this as i would never dream of sending my babies out without checking them for mites ... although i think i have been quite lucky that none of mine have had them even Tallulah was given the all clear ...x

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:18 pm

I know things can happen - but theres no way the hoglet can be infested without the seller knowing and its disgusting they would sell like that Sad
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:42 pm

Totally agree with you - pregnant/nursing mums can have blooms but if you are handling them surely you would see them and even if you didn't and were informed that they had mites wouldn't you treat them at the very least - responsible action for me x
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:48 pm

I treat my babies when they go ... and inform the new owners but someone said to be once that i shouldnt do it unless they have them ... this will be the first litter i had .. after this advice was given what would you do ...? Treat as precaution or not ..?

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:50 pm

I don't treat my babies but I do treat my adults as a precaution same as I do my doggies
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:12 pm

yeah i do my adults .. .. so you wouldnt recommend treating babies Helen ..?

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:51 pm

To be honest I have never thought about doing it - they all carry their own low load that comes out in times of stress etc - would like to think the babies could build up their own immune system to deal with them - I am more paranoid with having doggies in the house
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:53 pm

I only have my Bear .... i give them a full check over before they go anyway x

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:46 pm

This is not good I would never dream of sending mine out like it mites are small but visable.I agree with you all on treating and do mine xx
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:32 pm

what medication do you all use for mites
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:37 pm

Hi Tracy i use Xeno50 ... which you can buy off line ... Or the vet can prescribe Strong hold ..x

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:03 pm

I use stronghold which my vet prescribes for me - have to sign a disclaimer for it at the vets
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:08 pm

my vets won't give me stronghold as they are not sure of the dosage, they said the xeno mini 50 is good enough for mites. I was under the impression that it didn't work for burrowing mites but my vet reckons it does. I pinched some stronghold from Helen last time I wanted to treat them Smile

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:19 pm

ah cool well she will be going vets soon for a heath check will ask them then is it expensive x
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:20 pm

you can buy the Xeno50 off line Tracy ..its about 19 quid ..x

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:58 pm

ok thats cool does it just do 1 hog or many as i get some stuff for my guinea pigs to protect them and the tube does up to 4 x
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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:46 pm

you get quite a few in the packet .. depends on size ..ive never treated my guineas with it so i wouldnt like to comment .. but i think you would use one pippet for the size Nukie is .x

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PostSubject: Re: General Heads Up   Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:57 pm

yer nukie my big ball of spikey hehe x
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