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Feet Red feet?

llonka

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We just adopted our first piggy, Wally. I noticed after we got him home his feet are really red and look sore. Should I put anything on his feet? I am thinking the pine shavings they had in his cage irratated his poor feet. I also am using pine shavings but will be changing to fleece. Is there anything I can do for his red feet?
 

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Doesn't look like that, just really red. His feet aren't bleeding or crusty either. Maybe it's just him?
 

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His feet may just be a little sore. You can try a light epsom salt bath [about 1/2 the recipe on the page that rabbitsncavyluv linked to] and see if that helps. You can moisturize afterwards with a tiny amount of petroleum jelly. I do this with some of my heavier pigs. Also make sure his nails are trimmed short, so that he isn't putting unnecessary pressure on the heels of his feet.
 

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His feet may just be a little sore. You can try a light epsom salt bath [about 1/2 the recipe on the page that rabbitsncavyluv linked to] and see if that helps. You can moisturize afterwards with a tiny amount of petroleum jelly. I do this with some of my heavier pigs. Also make sure his nails are trimmed short, so that he isn't putting unnecessary pressure on the heels of his feet.


Ok!! Thank you!!! Will have to do that. How do you know when they need their nails trimmed?
 

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Watch their nails and they will start to curl a little when they need to be cut and you have to be very careful you don't cut the vein inside them. I take mine to the vet and the vet tech's do them and it is alot less stressful on me and them as it all takes about 10 minutes for the two of them. I take them in about very 7 weeks.

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