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    I think my young pig might have a URI....not sure tho

    Hello! This pig is about 2 months old and heís male. Heís only been with us for a couple days...we are waiting to bond him with my older piggy. Anyways he seems to be sneezing a lot and it looks like he has green mucus on his nose. (Could be hay or lettuce) Itís not nearly as loud as when my big pig sneezes so I suppose I could be mistaking this sound for something else. Then again, heís still veryyyy young. I could be wrong since this is a new environment for him. Should I be concerned? Either way the vet doesnít open until Monday what should I do?

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    Re: I think my young pig might have a URI....not sure tho

    Oh ALSO he’s eating and drinking perfectly normal. I think I’ll probably take him to the vet regardless because he hasn’t been yet. But will he be okay until then if he down in fact have a URI?:(

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    Re: I think my young pig might have a URI....not sure tho

    If he's sneezing a lot and has green mucus on his nose...........your initial assessment is likely correct. Keep a close eye on him, and get him to a cavy savvy vet as quick as you can. URI's can turn deadly at the drop of a hat.

    The sound may not be him sneezing, it could also be him coughing.

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    Re: I think my young pig might have a URI....not sure tho

    Quote Originally Posted by Amichalski View Post
    Oh ALSO heís eating and drinking perfectly normal. I think Iíll probably take him to the vet regardless because he hasnít been yet. But will he be okay until then if he down in fact have a URI?:(
    As someone else said get him to a cavy savvy vet as soon as possible because if it sounds like what it is if you wait too long it could turn to ammonia and uri and ammonia are very deadly very fast for piggies


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