I noticed today that Eddy Pig is covered in lice. I'm not sure where he got it but I suspect that jumpy Sir Robin brought it in. Although I looked him and Ben over and didn't see anything but Eddy Pig is black and these bugs are white and moving and definitely bugs so they stand out really well on him!
I read over a few threads but there seem to be several different opinions ranging from bringing them to the vet to self treating at home with a variety of different treatments. I have used Oral Ivermectin on my rabbits before for ear mites and skin mites with great success but I was reading I should use topical ivermectin on lice? So is it oral or topical ivermectin for lice?
How crazy should I get on cleaning and sterilizing the cage? Bleach everything or just soap and hot water?
What dosage for ivermectin? Or where can I find a dosing chart? How long to treat?
Any shampoos that I can bathe them with as well to try to speed up the lice killing process?
Best place to buy ivermectin online?
Any other good information?
I have not noticed any extra scratching or odd behavior from any of the guinea pigs but there are defiantly a ton of bugs in Eddy Pig's fur. All 3 are eating and drinking normally.