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Sick Maple sneezing etc

bidoof

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Maple my male pig has been sneezing off and on for a few months, and I've taken him to the vet, they said (a month ago) in his lungs he heard a tiny bit of something and said it could be caused by environmental things, said bring him in if he gets worse. At times his rumble struts sound muffled and his little noises. We're going to take him to the vet again this week but I'm terrified because Ludi had this issue but it was waaaay worse. He had snot and he couldnt wheek any more, he was old and had other health issues, I rescued him from an animal hoarder.

I was curious if it's ok to do nebulizer treatments for Maple? He is about 2 years old. I was going to buy a nebulizer online today (not a portable one) So I'm scared because the antibiotics our vet gave Ludi backed him up and he didnt poop until one day he was paralyzed and he passed away in our arms :( I don't want Maple to go through that. The vet will work with us, though if we tell him what medicine is the best and safest. What is the safest antibiotic? Do you ever use nebulizers? I put him in the bathroom and ran a steamy shower and he was more energetic after that, he's also eating, he has a big appetite and wheeks a lot for food, never ending lol. Hes been eating cilantro, a little mint, hay, some carrot, celery, blueberry once this week and chews on timothy hay cubes. Sorry this post is so long. Also my bf and I are sick, is it possible to get the pigs sick? I have chronic sinusitis but my bf has a cold atm. Thank you for any suggestions <3
 

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I often used nebulizers for my pigs, and you can give them much stronger antibiotics that way without ill effects. If he has a URI, your vet can prescribe several different kids of medicine to be used in the nebulizer.
 
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