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Vet Well, vet trip on Thursday

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I gave up- I have to take my girls to the vet. I thought Betsie's skin would get better but today she's just been scratching like crazy and has so much dandruff... at least I guess that's what it is. I looked at it several times and it just seems to be skin but we will find out what is causing it. She's a rex so I'm hoping it's just dry skin. And Baylie has starting coughing again... this time though it's just random, not when she's eating. I hate having to take my pets to the vet because they are all so scared. I went out and got them a nicer pet carrier though, so hopefully that will make them feel better to have some fleece in there :).
 

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Awe, feel better Betsie and Bailey!
 

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So scared... awaiting results

So, I just took Betsie and Baylie to the vet. Betsie had really dry skin/dandruff, but they couldn't find anything wrong with her skin. We are treating them both for mites just to be cautionary. My real issue is Baylie... she just keeps coughing. They couldn't feel/see anything wrong with her so... I opted to do blood work and get xrays taken. They think she may either have a thyroid issue or a heart problem and they think that a heart issue is more likely. I'm really nervous about it because of course I don't want her to have any problems at all.

If anyone has had experience with these types of situations, I'd love any information you can give me.
 

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Re: So scared... awaiting results

I've never dealt with those situations, but I hope everything works out well for you and your pigs.
 

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Re: So scared... awaiting results

Thank you... I'm just waiting for the vet to call so I can go pick up my girls.
 

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Re: So scared... awaiting results

So she doesn't appear to have a heart problem... so that's good. Still waiting on blood work results of course. And we are giving her an antibiotic too.
 

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Re: So scared... awaiting results

Hoping for a good diagnosis!
 
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