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    Hi,
    my pig Pumpkin is back from the vet after 2 days of staying. I decided to bring him back as he is a really timid pig and i think he was rather uncomfortable being in a different environment alone, he didnít even want to sleep lying down, just standing and drooping his head.

    The doctor has prescribed a lot of medicine, one of it is Simethicone every 2hours. I saw some people saying online that this isnít good for pigs as it collects the bubbles into one large one and itís harder for them to expel as they canít burp? is that true? What should i ask my vet to replace with if so. My pig Pumpkin is still not eating so iíve been syringe feeding him, but he has finally produced some poop after many days!
    i tried to massage his stomach but he squeaks and keep turning away or lying down so itís hard, and i donít know if itís working as i canít hear any gas being passed?
    Also, is it okay to keep my him separated from his other mate, but letting them play together 2-3 times a day, though pumpkin is mostly sleeping due to his bloat. Or should i keep them together? But itíll be hard to keep track of his stool production.
    Any help is appreciated.
    Thank you!

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    Re: GI, severe bloat

    @pepperpumpkin, at the top of the page in the medical forum is this instruction:

    *ONE* thread per Pig in the Med Forum!
    It makes it too hard for people to keep up with what's going on with your pig if they have to chase all over the forums to find what you've posted before.

    I'm closing this one.

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