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    Accident - hair pulled out

    The person I had check on my boys while I was out of town left her 5 year old son alone with them while she went to get food.
    The boy obviously decided to try to pick up Charlie and grabbed him by his hair.
    I am not sure how it happened exactly, but Charlie is now missing a huge patch of hair and the skin looks red and irritated in spots.

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    I think he may have dropped him back into the cage as well when his mom ran up the stairs when she heard Charlie yell.

    Charlie seems ok. He is eating although not as vigorously as he usually would be. He is walking ok.

    So, for now it seems to only be a hair issue.
    Is there anything I can do to soothe the areas where the skin looks red?

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    Re: Accident - hair pulled out

    I would weigh him daily for a bit to make sure he is eating normally. Have you checked his teeth? Pigs that get dropped can have broken teeth.

    It does look sore, poor boy. I think it would be best just to keep it clean and dry while waiting for the hair to grow in.

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    Re: Accident - hair pulled out

    Ohh poor baby! I'm so sorry this happened to him!

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    Re: Accident - hair pulled out

    Quote Originally Posted by foggycreekcavy View Post
    I would weigh him daily for a bit to make sure he is eating normally. Have you checked his teeth? Pigs that get dropped can have broken teeth.

    It does look sore, poor boy. I think it would be best just to keep it clean and dry while waiting for the hair to grow in.
    Yes, his front teeth are ok.
    I put a cool wet washcloth against it for a little while and it seemed to have helped with the redness.

    I am watching him closely. He has been a little withdrawn since I came home and found out about the incident. Been giving him a lot of lap time.

    Makes me so sad and I can't wait till the hair grows back.

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