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    Re: How helpful is diatomaceous earth for GP's?

    @grace&piggies, just FYI, ivermectin can also be given orally or topically. It doesn't have to be injected, even the injectable kind.

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    Re: How helpful is diatomaceous earth for GP's?

    Quote Originally Posted by grace&piggies View Post
    One tube per animal. Back of the neck is ideal.
    Do not just put a whole tube of revolution on a guinea pig. You need to know the concentration of the Revolution you purchased as it comes in several different strengths.
    Depending on the species and weight range you purchased, 1 tube could be a massive overdose for a guinea pig.

    I also prefer to administer it to the bare skin behind the ears. It absorbs and dries quickly back there without any getting on the fur. Parting the hair and applying to the skin on the neck can get it all over the hair, which will increase their chances of ingesting it and then you have to watch them very carefully until it dries.

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    Re: How helpful is diatomaceous earth for GP's?

    [QUOTE=sallyvh;985791]Do not just put a whole tube of revolution on a guinea pig. You need to know the concentration of the Revolution you purchased as it comes in several different strengths.
    Depending on the species and weight range you purchased, 1 tube could be a massive overdose for a guinea pig./QUOTE]

    Absolutely valid point, Revolution do make a range of products that would be inappropriate to be used this way. However the Revolution product I've recommended is appropriate to be used this way. Revolution (pink) for puppies and kittens is suitable to be used in full one tube per animal on guinea pigs.

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    Re: How helpful is diatomaceous earth for GP's?

    I have ordered the revolution for kittens and puppies
    When applied to the neck will it still have the effect if the issue is near it's rear end?
    I was thinking off massaging some coconut oil there as the skin is a bit dry too.

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    Re: How helpful is diatomaceous earth for GP's?

    Yes. With either treatment option (ivermectin to back of ears, revolution to the neck) it will affect all areas.

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    Re: How helpful is diatomaceous earth for GP's?

    Thank you

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