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Post by Inaiyau Sat 10 Jul 2021, 2:53 pm

Hello again!
I am back with another issue. They keep throwing things at me lol.

My oldest (Zuriel), who's about a year, a little older possibly, has little scabs on her shoulders. There's no fur missing around them or anything, and she's still doing everything the same. Though this is the one who we thought might have gastric cancer from talking to a few people.
My middle child (Yuridia), who's about a year, had a little scab between her shoulder blades and still has it. Hasn't gotten worse or better, and has had it for about two weeks. She did lose a small amount of hair around it but it seems to be growing back.
These two are bonded, but I have them separate at the moment. Yuridia had a sudden, quick-growing, tumour appear last Friday and removed on Tuesday. She's healing up fine, and is eating and doing all her normal activities.

My youngest (Chyme), whom I've had for a week, is in great health except for pinworms. She is completely separate from the others (the other side of the room separate), has had no contact with them, and is getting a round of medication for deworming. She appears to have no scabs and I wash my hands between handling her and the others, or anything to do with either.

When I took Yuridia in Monday to have her tumour checked out, the vet said he was unconcerned about her scab, but now that Zuriel has it I'm thinking about maybe taking them in again when I have Yuridia's stitches checked out in about a week and a half and having the scabs checked out if they're still present. Or do I need to go in sooner? And does anyone know what it possibly is?? Is it something I should be worried about, or does this happen when they get older?
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Post by River Sat 10 Jul 2021, 7:24 pm

It's not a *huge* concern. To me it sounds like mites which of course needs treatment, but they're extremely common. They come in on bedding, toys, food, hay, whatever you put in their cage, so most mouse owners get a run in with them at some point. They're also very treatable. Most people treat at home with diluted ivermectin but since you're already on your way to the vet, kitten Revolution is a hell of a lot easier! Laughing

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Post by Inaiyau Sun 11 Jul 2021, 3:22 pm

Okay, thank you so much!!
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Post by Dee67 Wed 14 Jul 2021, 5:37 pm

@Inaiyau I hope all your mice are doing well now. I'm glad Yuridia has come through tumour removal so well. Pinworms...yuck 😆 Good they are treatable. All my best

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Post by Inaiyau Fri 16 Jul 2021, 3:09 pm

Thank you!!
Chyme and Yuridia are doing better, Zuriels gotten more scabs but the vet gave us some medicated shampoo so we're trying medical baths every few days. Hoping it helps!
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Post by Dee67 Fri 16 Jul 2021, 10:37 pm

Did the vet think it was mites? Or an allergy to something? Just wondering. It the shampoo medicated with Ivermectin?

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