Your piggy might have a prolapsed penis. This can be caused by different things, but vitamin c deficiency is one cause. Scurvy can cause the loss of muscle tone, which can cause the penis to hang out. Try to get a lot of vit c into him! This was the case with a piggy named Ace that we had a while back. His prolapse resolved completely after a couple of months of good food & extra vit c.
In the meantime, I would house him on fleece bedding. That will protect his penis from getting irritated. Clean it as you need to, but try not to poke at it more than necessary.
Best wishes for your sweet piggy!
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1. Make sure the member isn't being "kinked" (for lack of a better way to put it :-p) by a sperm rod or piece of boar glue, etc. inside.
2. Ditto Lynx; trim the hair down as close as you can without nicking his skin.
3. We rinse the inside of his leg off at least once a day with a paper towel soaked in warm water. Quick and easy; not as effective as a butt bath but much easier to do quickly and as part of a regular care routine -- so you're much more likely to keep up with it.
4. You can also use silver sulfadiazene cream on the inside of the leg. We've used this for lots of things and it usually works extremely well. Use only a thin layer, don't glob too much on.
I think i'm going to wait for this next sunday to actually shave him, though. We have a family party on saturday, and sunday is the only day my boyfriend will be available to help, and i believe this will be a two person job.
Talishan, we actually have silver sulfadiazene cream. But it is prescription strenght(awhile back i got a very bad burn...). Do you think that would be okay to use, still? : / i'm gonna have to find it.
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I'm pretty sure it only comes in one concentration. It is technically supposed to be a prescription med -- sorta kinda. It's not available over the counter, but from some medical supply places you can get it without a prescription.
Most meds are actually good for quite a while past their listed expiration date.
We did shave him, though. it was only about a 1 1/4 square inch area to the right of his private area. Even though i had just recently washed him, he was already stained with pee, the whole way down to his skin.