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URI/Upper Respiratory Infection How did I save my pig?

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Go_ellie, that's not a particularly helpful post. There are lots of young teens on here who may see something like that and think that they don't have to take their sick pig to the vet, and wind up with a dead pig. Please don't post anything that may lead someone else to wind up with a sick pig, or a dead one.

You were lucky that your pig didn't have a significant bacterial infection, and that it recovered with no treatment. It may have only had allergies, not an infection, but there's no way to know without having the pig seen by a vet.

I also find it very hard to believe that your dog and cat vet would have charged $800 for treatment for an URI when all it involves is a physical exam and a prescription for antibiotics. If those are their regular charges for that kind of work, I'm surprise anyone takes dogs or cats to them.
 
I'm finding that $800 thing pretty hard to believe too. I live in an expensive area, and it only cost $200 to treat my pigs for URI. That's including the exams AND the medication for BOTH pigs ($77 for each exam per pig.) Even with my dogs, the most expensive non-emergency exam I've ever had was $200 and that was to see a specialist.
 
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