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Q. I think my guinea pig may have skin mites because he is losing his hair. How do I treat it?

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. Ivermectin is usually used in case of skin mites. This active substance comes usually in a topical insecticidal and acaricidal spot-on solution. The dosage depends on his weight.

Your veterinarian will be able to determine if skin mites may be the problem and prescribe the appropriate treatment (and dosage).


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