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Guinea Pig Helped By The Oils



Author: Karen T.
Date: 04-28-2009
Views: 2,662
Word Count: 287
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Testimonial ID: 3507-OR

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We had just had our pet guinea pig two weeks when she lost a section of hair about the size of a quarter. She had a scaly look to her skin around it. I looked online and figured out that it was either a type of mite (a parasite) or fungus.

Over the next couple of days, she started to loose more hair. I thought I would give the oils a try before spending money on going to the vet. I used Melrose once a day on her for the first couple of weeks. Generally before putting on the Melrose, I put coconut oil (which is also antifungal and antiparasitic) on the affected areas and then put on 2-4 drops of Melrose, depending on how bad the scaliness looked.

During the beginning time of whatever it was she had, she would scratch herself a lot, causing sores at times. When she was itching more, we would put a dab of Lavender on her fur and that generally helped stop the itching for a while.

When I clean her cage, I also put a couple drops of Purification on the bottom of the cage before putting in the bedding. (I used this in case it was some sort of mite to help get rid of it and still use it to help with the typical guinea pig odor.)

Soon on the original spot she lost hair we saw hair coming back in. If I skipped a day or two with the oils, the scaliness got worse, so I know the oils were helping. It took a few weeks to get rid of whatever it was completely, but now she looks great.


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