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fiannah

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Hi
I woundered if anyone may be able to help one of my pigs has lost wieght.
he is ok in himself and eating well no other symtoms. should i take him to the vets?
Thanks
 

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How much weight?

The problem with pigs is that they will seem like themselves until the situation is very dire, and sadly, by the time you actually notice symptoms, it might be too late.
 

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He has lost 9oz
So now i am phoning the vet.
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Yes, 9 ounces is significant and he should see a vet.
 

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Just phoned the vet and we going to see him in 15 mins
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We been to the vets and they have given him antibiotics. We have to review him in 5 days or sooner if things change.
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Good! I hope everything works out ok. Keep us posted.
 

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What antibiotics?
 

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Baytril 2.5% and he is so much better.
I didnt realise how quiet he has been till the last 2 days when he has started to wheek again.
 

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Hi
I woundered if anyone may be able to help one of my pigs has lost wieght.
he is ok in himself and eating well no other symtoms. should i take him to the vets?
Thanks
My guinea pig, Isabel, is exactly the same. I took her to be seen to and nothing is obviously wrong. She eats, drinks, pees and poos fine. She is fine in herself. But she is 4 years old and below 2lb! It was suggested she might have caught a disease off my rabbit (they didn't live together, but in the same room).

I hope you get to the bottom of your guineas weight loss! I am glad he is doing better anyhow.
 

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I caught it in time he has a uri feeling much better now.
Thank you
 

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Just a quick update for you guys.
Booboo went back to the vets for a check up and he has put on a small amount of weight. he is a little more active and the vet has given his one more course of baytrill,
Thank you for all your help. If it had not been for you all then i think i would have lost him.
 

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You may want to buy a kitchen scale and weigh your pigs weekly. I do this with all 5 of my pigs, and record all their weights in a journal. By doing this, you can see you is losing weight, who is gaining weight, and who is staying about the same weight. You are MUCH MORE likely to catch anything that is going on with them earlier if you weigh them often since they mask their symptoms.
 

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