[Gpdd] Health: Grease Gland
heather.cougar at simmons.edu
Thu Mar 25 16:07:14 EST 2004
Niles also has a "grease spot" with loose hair, and I remove
greasy hair clumps periodically to try to keep the area cleaner.
It doesn't seem to have an ill effect on him or be the result of
a rash or anything.
I think some of the "clumps" happen because shed hair gets stuck
in the grease spot instead of falling off. Then more grease
sticks, and more hair sticks, and...
When I'm checking for excess grease, I find that if I pull
gently at any clumpy-feeling bits most of them remove easily
without hurting the pig, and this leaves the general area
cleaner as well. Sometimes they also fall off on their own, but
not very often.
Because the grease is so thick in consistency (it reminds me of
mink oil, I could probably waterproof my shoes with it!) it is
difficult to wash off in the bath, and I usually have to either
pick it off or attack the area with some Kleenex.
Heater (and Niles)
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