Mites: Fur

Signs/symptoms: Scratching, hair loss possibly in the shape of a V on the back or belly, scaly skin

Causes: Tiny parasites brought in on bedding or spread by an infected guinea pig


1. Separate infected animals from noninfected animals, treat all as if infected

2. Clean cage thoroughly

3. Sprinkle floor and bedding with cat flea powder or spray with a pyrethrin flea spray. Do not get powder or spray in eyes, ears, mouth or nose of the animal

4. Sprinkle cat flea powder on guinea pig or spray with a pyrethrin flea spray

5. Follow above instructions for 2 to 3 weeks, each time the cage is cleaned

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