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Lil' Piggy

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I have a sick baby pig. it's about 6 days old. the mom won't feed it and it has an eye infection. I am feeding it kitten milk is that ok for it? Is there anything I can do for it?
 

tashagurl

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Kitten milk is bad. Take your pig to the vet at once and please dont double post.

This is from www.guinealynx.com

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What to Feed: Critical Care (or a pellet mash if CC is not available) works best for babies. Try adding a bit of cooked pumpkin (or butternut squash baby food) to the primary food, either Critical Care or crushed pellets. Feed small amounts frequently during the day (the more frequent the better, perhaps every 1-2 hours, at least every 3 hours). At first you may only be able to feed 1 or 2 cc of pellet mash every hour or so. Carefully syringing water (or unsweetened pedialite) can help keep the pup hydrated.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]No Milk Products: Milk products and milk replacer products are not appropriate for guinea pigs (milk). None are formulated to replace a mother cavy's milk. Cavies are quite mature when born (long gestation), so that while a guinea pig will benefit from its mother's milk, milk is not necessary to thrive and survive.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Technique: Some pups will eat from a spoon. Others need more aggressive hand feeding. Feed carefully to avoid aspiration (getting fluids into the lungs vs. the stomach -- may cause pneumonia).[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Encourage Eating Standard Foods: Make sure pellets, hay, water, leafy green vegetables, and grass are always available so the cavy can begin eating on its own as soon as possible.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Elimination Tips: You will need to help orphans to pass waste during the first week or so of life. Normally a mother will do this by cleaning the pup's genitals. Wiping the genitals after feeding will help to stimulate elimination. Try a warm, wet washcloth, stroking several times.[/font]
 

Lil' Piggy

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thank you so much !
 

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no problem. hope it all works and good luck
 
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