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    Belly covered in pee!

    Hello everyone,

    So I went to hold domino tonight and noticed that he had a wet tummy, and I tried drying it with a paper towel and it looks like pee! We figured that since he was sitting on his hay rack today, he must have peed on it and the hay tick didn't absorb it, so now he has a wet belly. It is almost 1 am so I can't clean it now, but should I give him a bath asap? I have tried drying it as much as I can.

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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatrix187 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    So I went to hold domino tonight and noticed that he had a wet tummy, and I tried drying it with a paper towel and it looks like pee! We figured that since he was sitting on his hay rack today, he must have peed on it and the hay tick didn't absorb it, so now he has a wet belly. It is almost 1 am so I can't clean it now, but should I give him a bath asap? I have tried drying it as much as I can.
    Yes if you cannot wipe it off with a wet cloth then you should wash him

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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    Thanks @campusgirll . I have decided I am going to pick up some Squeaky Clean and give him a butt bath.

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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    UPDATE: They didn't have Squeaky clean at Walmart, Petsmart or Petco. All they had was this shampoo by All Living Things, does anyone know if it's safe? http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/fo...o-5218956.html

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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    My white pig used to do that all the time. Drove me crazy, he'd have a yellow belly. I found the best thing was to fill the sink with an inch of warm water, put him in and let him soak for a minute, soap up, put him back in the water to rinse, drain the water, re soap, and then put him back in before rinsing off. That was only when it was particularly bad, otherwise i'd only soap once. I don't know what the heck he would do every once and a while but he would just cover himself. Thankfully it wasn't very often.

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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatrix187 View Post
    UPDATE: They didn't have Squeaky clean at Walmart, Petsmart or Petco. All they had was this shampoo by All Living Things, does anyone know if it's safe? http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/fo...o-5218956.html
    The only thing that worry's me is the sulfate. They can be SUPER drying to skin and hair. I won't use sodium laurly sulfate on myself or the pigs.

    I personally use the burts bee's oatmeal shampoo for dogs. I know I ideally should use a small animal shampoo, but my vet said this one is okay as it is very natural and the oatmeal helps my sow with her ovarian cyst related skin issues.

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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    That shampoo should be ok for at least this bathing. You can then take your time researching to see what else you can find.

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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    That shampoo should be ok for at least this bathing. You can then take your time researching to see what else you can find.
    Okay thank you, I will get it then. I researched for about 20 minutes and couldn't find anything. But since I don't want Domino to be covered in wet urine I will use it for now. @madelineelaine I personally don't think I will use dog shampoos for guinea pigs, but it makes me feel better someone else uses it just in case. I know it's safe but I think this one is more suitable.
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    Re: Belly covered in pee!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatrix187 View Post
    UPDATE: They didn't have Squeaky clean at Walmart, Petsmart or Petco. All they had was this shampoo by All Living Things, does anyone know if it's safe? http://www.petsmart.com/small-pet/fo...o-5218956.html
    Squeaky Clean doesn't seem to be available any more at stores in my area. I generally like PetSmart's All Living Things brand of products and in fact just bought this shampoo. I'm giving the boys a bath tomorrow.

    My Sparky is a Dalmation and his white belly is perpetually stained. He adores sleeping in the litter box so it is difficult to keep him clean for very long. I find a small, soft toothbrush is invaluable for getting dirty fur clean, and is particularly good for areas that you don't want to dunk in water.......such as head, face, and chin. If an area is particularly dirty, I will sometimes use a dab of "natural" dish detergent to get the stains out.

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