ONE THREAD per pig please!
We really want your pig's history all in one place to help you. Pleasedon't start a new thread for a new issue. Just reply to your old one. We can edit the title for you if needed.
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Theoretically you should take them for regular checkups as much as you would cats and dogs, once every year, but since piggies don't need vaccines and since illnesses come on so fast with them, it's just as well to just do a weekly Heath check on your own (weight, eyes, nose, ears, trim nails) and take them in when something seems off. The only thing the vet can do that you can't (besides diagnostics) is check the back teeth, check their temperature, blood tests (not a yearly thing) and X-rays/ultrasounds (hopefully not a yearly thing)
I usually keep a very close eye on everyone, and only take piggies to the vet when something seems off, but then once they hit the 5-year-old mark, usually take them in for check-ups every 6-12 months.