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    A unique problem

    Hi everyone,

    I will appreciate all the help I can get. Everyday I bring my piggy to my small deck, so I can pick some fresh dandelion for him. As I was coming back to the deck with dandelions, I realized there was a nugget size piece of wild dead animal body part just laying there. I'm not sure if my piggy touch it or not while I was gone. I'm concern if my piggy contracted some type of decease from it and when should I bring it to the vet?

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    Re: A unique problem

    There's no point in bringing it to the vet unless it gets sick. The vet can't tell whether or not your pig has contracted any disease, and so wouldn't know what medication to give. And antibiotics have their own major problems with pigs, so they're not given prophylactically. Just keep an eye on your pig, and if it seems sick, take it to the vet then.

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    Re: A unique problem

    Thanks for the advice again bpatters. What signs should I look out for?

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    Re: A unique problem

    The typical signs of sickness include sneezing, runny eyes/nose, failure to eat, sitting "puffed up," decreased amounts of poop, diarrhea, odor, lack of activity.

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    Re: A unique problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    The typical signs of sickness include sneezing, runny eyes/nose, failure to eat, sitting "puffed up," decreased amounts of poop, diarrhea, odor, lack of activity.
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