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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by guineamama2017 View Post
    Thanks! I just noticed recently that one of my piggies would fall asleep while I hold her when I sing softly.
    What do small almost pebble like stools mean? I have read something before but I forget where I found it.
    They seem to be eating a bit less than normal but I have a few tricks up my sleeve to get their appetite going. Such as giving them their vitamin c tabs. We are giving them more vitamin c than usual but that is since they are sick.
    The soft small roundish poop is what they take from their underside and eat. Digests the b vitamins.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    The soft small roundish poop is what they take from their underside and eat. Digests the b vitamins.
    Thanks I just thought the greenish poops were for that.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    It seems to me my piggies are starting to spiral down and are getting worse. My parents say they aren't hearing any wheezing and they say that their noses are a little wet and that the big black chunk is just part of the inside of the nose. They are refusing to take them to the vet tomorrow because they say it's not bad enough. I have told them multiple times things spiral quickly but they don't seem to care. Is there anything else I can do they won't let me stay up and if I do it then I can't have electronics tomorrow meaning I can't ask for more help.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by guineamama2017 View Post
    It seems to me my piggies are starting to spiral down and are getting worse. My parents say they aren't hearing any wheezing and they say that their noses are a little wet and that the big black chunk is just part of the inside of the nose. They are refusing to take them to the vet tomorrow because they say it's not bad enough. I have told them multiple times things spiral quickly but they don't seem to care. Is there anything else I can do they won't let me stay up and if I do it then I can't have electronics tomorrow meaning I can't ask for more help.
    @bpatters may have suggestions, but they go down fast. They need an exotic vet asap. If they don't make it, it's their fault and you can point them to this forum where all of us are educated about gp care. I'm sorry. But shame on them for not knowing the urgency of these symptoms.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Not taking a pig to a vet because the symptoms "aren't bad enough" is a good way to lose a pig. They can go from first symptom to dead in 24 hours. They're prey animals, and as such, symptoms of illness are hidden until they're actually pretty sick.

    They're completely dependent on humans for their care, and medical care is just as much a part of responsible pet ownership as food and housing. It's not fair to the animal to have it and not take care of its medical needs.

    Maybe you can arrange a loan from your parents, or use your own money for the vet. They need an exotic vet, not a small animal vet. Those treat cats and dogs, and are not educated/trained in the care of exotic pets.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Thanks. I am going to do my very best to get those needs met. Even though they seem a bit better this morning I have noticed they haven't eaten much so I am going to weigh them. I am going to do my best to get them to the vet. I will possibly call the vet so my parents have no choice. Thanks everyone!

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    They seem a bit better this morning and weight has gone up. They don't seem as interested in food but that is only when I am around as they are eating right now while I am out of sight for them. They seem to be breathing heavier. Do you have any ideas on how I can get my parents to get my piggies to the vet?

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by guineamama2017 View Post
    They seem a bit better this morning and weight has gone up. They don't seem as interested in food but that is only when I am around as they are eating right now while I am out of sight for them. They seem to be breathing heavier. Do you have any ideas on how I can get my parents to get my piggies to the vet?
    Show them this thread..

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    Show them this thread..
    I just showed my mom the thread. Nothing has changed. I am so drained right now because of how worried I am. I am going to continue looking on how much they are eating. My exotic vet closes in less than 2 hours. I need ideas fast. I don't want to loose my piggies.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by guineamama2017 View Post
    I just showed my mom the thread. Nothing has changed. I am so drained right now because of how worried I am. I am going to continue looking on how much they are eating. My exotic vet closes in less than 2 hours. I need ideas fast. I don't want to loose my piggies.
    They need an exotic vet. Shame on your mom. I'd take them in anyway. Monitoring isn't going to fix it. What is wrong with your mom?? It's on her if they go down.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    They need an exotic vet. Shame on your mom. I'd take them in anyway. Monitoring isn't going to fix it. What is wrong with your mom?? It's on her if they go down.
    I wish I could take em myself but I can't drive yet. I am going to quickly check on em and see if they are anything I need to get them to the vet.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Giving my mom no choice I put the pigs in their carrier and got in the car

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    The vet was closed even though they were supposed to still be open.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by guineamama2017 View Post
    The vet was closed even though they were supposed to still be open.
    First thing when they open then.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    First thing in the am, to an exotic vet.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Definitely. Anything I can do till then? I have them on floor time and they are really active which is a good sign. But any advice or tips?

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Not pooping much. Doesn't seem like they have touched their food much.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Do you have critical care food to syringe feed them? Not much esle you can do. They need to see the exotic vet asap.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Yes I have all of that. They have started eating again I am going to keep an eye on them.

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    Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Quote Originally Posted by guineamama2017 View Post
    Yes I have all of that. They have started eating again I am going to keep an eye on them.
    Either way, they need to see the exotic vet asap. They hide illnesses very well as @bpatters said. Take them in the am.

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