Guinea Pig Anti-Parasite Treatments
Below is a list of Guinea Pig Anti-Parasite Treatments that may be prescribed by your Veterinarian if they suspect your guinea pig is suffering from a Parasite Infestation.
There are multiple treatments available for the treatment of a parasitic infection of Mite, Lice, Giardia and Protozoa Infections. The Treatments are as follows :-
- Fenbendazole (Panacur)
- Imidacloprid (Advantage)
- Ivermectin (Ivomec)
- Metronidazole (Flagyl) Please Read Safety Warnings –
- Selamectin (Revolution)
Please read the following sections on each treatment.
|Fenbendazole (Panacur) –
Dosage is normally given at 50mg/kg for around 5 days
Read CDC Factsheet for more information on this widespread intestinal parasite which can cause severe diarrhoea.
|Imidacloprid (Advantage) –
So a dose of 0.24ml/kg. Apply dose on bare skin behind ears.
One application lasts around 30 days, unless it is washed off (detergent shampoo). Advantage can also be used on Pregnant Guinea Pigs and Newly Weaned Pups. It is a stable drug with no expiration date.
|Ivermectin (Ivomec) –
DO NOT DELAY THESE MITES CAN KILL !!
Topical treatment may also kill lice and fur mites. Ivermectin is safe to use on pregnant sows. The young are best treated after they reach 340g in body weight. Treatment must be repeated at least 7 to 10 days later to kill the emerging mites.
(Ivermectin does not kill eggs)
|Metronidazole (Flagyl) –
Used for it Antibiotic properties, Metronidazole is affective against anaerobic infections, can penetrate bone, and also the brain blood barrier to treat central nervous system infections.
Normal dosage is 10-
Must be given straight after food.
Please Read Safety Warnings –
|Selamectin (Revolution) –
Selamectin does not have the safety track record of Ivermectin