Pig (Porcine) Tick Bites
Aardora helps speed healing in three ways. First, Aardora's unique moisturizers soothe itch, irritation and swelling to deter the over-scratching of tick bites. Second, Aardora serves as an antimicrobial dressing in order to protect raw, damaged patches from harmful germs (bacteria and fungus). Lastly, Aardora’s Active Earth Elements™ draw toxins and allergens away from your pig's skin while providing essential mineral nutrients. Guaranteed results with no reported side effects.
About Porcine Tick Bites, Symptoms & Treatment::
Due to the thickness of most pigs’ skin, ticks have a difficult time biting/breaking through; though, they can find their way to softer area such as behind the ears, under the legs and on the belly. Therefore, you may notice a tick bite or bump while giving your pot belly pig a tummy rub or while petting it’s head. ITicks do seem to have a hard time with a pigs tough skin, but can find their way to the soft areas like behind and in their ears, under their legs and on their bellies. Pigs can get lyme disease if you are in an area that is a high risk area for it.
If you find a tick on your pig’s skin, check to see if the tick has begun to drink their blood (the tick will appear swollen.) If the tick has already bit your pig and begun to drink your it’s blood, do not do anything- the tick will die and drop off your pig within a day or so. If the tick is not swollen, you can easily remove it by applying a drop of alcohol to sterilize the area, and then use a small square of duct tape to grab the bug. This method is much more effective than using tweezers or a razor, which can easily harm your pig’s skin if they shift around mid-process. Of course, wear gloves during this process and wash your pet’s skin / your own hands afterwards.
Tick bite symptoms can vary depending upon several factors. Often there will be no symptoms and no reason to suspect that a tick bite was ever present. But occasionally, there will be a small area of irritation, redness, swelling, itching, and possible pain near the site of the attack. Due to this discomfort, and your pig’s likely interest in biting at the area, one of the most important treatment goals is to deter scratching by covering the area or insisting that your pig wear a plastic cone during the healing process. Excessive scratching or biting will leave the skin raw, moist and highly prone to infection.
Use a fast-acting and soothing topical cream to manage their itch or redness. A topical (surface) skin protectant, such as Aardora, will also guard the skin against infection, which can pose serious delays to your pet’s healing. Additionally, treat your pig with an extra dose of TLC (tender loving care) to help him or her heal more comfortably. Surround your animal with its favorite bedding, food, etc.