Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Piggy has white spots on his ear

  1. #1
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2020
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Piggy has white spots on his ear

    Hello,
    I got a new baby guinea pig 2 weeks ago and I noticed that he has these kinds of white spots on the outside of his left ear. I don't know what it is but I think it could be a fungal infection and I honestly don't know what to do ? It doesn't spread that much but I'm still worried.

  2. #2
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    29,023
    Thanks
    187
    Thanks
    7,316 Rec'd/5,831 Posts
    Mentioned
    2041 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3904 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    Can you post a picture?

    It probably is fungal. You can get some Lotrimin at any pharmacy or grocery. Apply it twice daily with a q-tip and rub it in well.

  3. #3
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2020
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Can you post a picture?

    It probably is fungal. You can get some Lotrimin at any pharmacy or grocery. Apply it twice daily with a q-tip and rub it in well.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG-5199.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	64.6 KB 
ID:	86815Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG-5198.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	59.9 KB 
ID:	86816

    What do you think i should do im kind of getting worried...

  4. #4
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    29,023
    Thanks
    187
    Thanks
    7,316 Rec'd/5,831 Posts
    Mentioned
    2041 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3904 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    I think you should do what I said in my earlier post. It's nothing to worry about, but you need to treat it.

  5. #5
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2020
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    Thank you I'll try it and also I had another question , My piggy always scratches behind the same ear and earlier today he got a bunch of hair off of him and now he bleeds. I'm going to take him to the veterinary tomorrow but do you think it's some kind of parasite??

  6. #6
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    29,023
    Thanks
    187
    Thanks
    7,316 Rec'd/5,831 Posts
    Mentioned
    2041 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3904 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    That sounds like mites. You can treat it yourself: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...mites-and-lice.

  7. #7
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2020
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    Hello, I think it's mite too. I read your recommendations but on the product, there's a picture of a horse and also, if I only need to apply it behind one ear does it mean that the mites are only behind one ear?

  8. #8
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    29,023
    Thanks
    187
    Thanks
    7,316 Rec'd/5,831 Posts
    Mentioned
    2041 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3904 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    You can apply it behind both ears if you want. It spreads through the skin, so it doesn't really matter where you apply it. The recommended place behind the ear is because there's no hair there and there's better absorption.

    The best thing to get is the 1% injectable or the .5% pour-on. Either would be applied by putting it behind the ear. The horse/cattle paste is VERY concentrated and hard to dilute for a guinea pig.

  9. #9
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2020
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Piggy has white spots on his ear

    Hello, thank you very much you have been very helpful and finally I saw what he had... They are fleas ! I found so many of them and I bought a treatment. For his ears I will go to the vet and apply betadin I'm so grateful for your help!

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •