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Losing hair around eyes.

Sweet Pea

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On of my piggies is developing a crust around her eyes and the fur is falling out any idea what would cause this? She also seems when she walks to kinda lay downa nd move sideways....She is eating well drinking and going tot he bathroom and still peeping any ideas?
 

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Should go to vet!!
 

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Take her to the vet. Substantial hair loss is never a good thing. Occasional shedding may occur but if the hair is falling out in chunks and there are scabs on her skin it could be a sign of mites. Those were the first clues my Mr. Jingles had.
 

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It's not mites they have had them before this is different and I checked all three pigs the other two have no sign either.

The earliest I can get to the vet is thursday.:sad:
 

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Well I am happy to say the vet is going to squeeze me in today since it's an emergency. I just hope she will be ok she is only 2 and leads a wonderful life not sure how this could have happened. She dosen't seem to be able to walk with heer back legs now.
 

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Keep us posted, we are all curious as to what this is. Good luck.
 

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Yes I will let you know as soon as I get home.

Someone had mentioned they can have mini strokes I sure hope that's not it cause she is only 2.
 

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Well we are back from the vet and we had to get x rays...Caramel has arthritis in her back legs.
 

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Oh, well that is good to know, but what did they say about her losing the hair around her eyes and the crusties?
 

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I'm sorry. How old is she? Arthritis can be managed by metacam and other methods.

The hair loss around the eyes may be a sign of fungus.
 

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Yes she is on metcam now and seems to be doing better and only 2 days... The hair loss around her eyes the vet says might be stress related I just need to keep an eye out or an allergy to the shavings....I am switching over to fleece bedding tomorrow. Oh she was 2 in december.
 
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