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Behavior Will She Remember Me…

MySweetLatte

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I had to take my cutie in earlier today because she has something going on with her skin. I found out that the place that I got her from will take care of the vet visit, meds and treatments. Crappy thing is that it's most likely ringworm. I will find out tomorrow if it is or not. If it is, then the treatment will be for 30 days and they will have her for that time. Her ear, back leg and part of her bum/volva are affected. My poor baby! Since they are possibly going to have to keep her for 2-4 weeks, I'm worried that she may not remember me. I've only had her for just under 3 weeks. Because we don't want to stress her out any more than needed, they say they would rather not have face to face visits. So sad, but I do understand that. I definitely don't want her more stressed out. Will I most likely have to start over when I get her back, whether that be 2 wks or 4 wks?
 

4boipigs

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I would try to get her back if you're able. Given both pigs are showing symptoms, you'll have to treat both of them anyway in order to get rid of potential ringworm. The process you described is typical for any pets returned under warranty.

As someone who used to work at Banfield/Petsmart, I can tell you it will be more stressful for her there. If it's anything like Petsmart, pets in isolation are kept in little bins on shelves alone, not much to do, and not much space. Some of them didn't get bedding changes often, so the smell got really bad! It really sucks, and I don't want your pig to go thru that if it can be avoided.

As for your question, I don't know if she'll remember you. :(
 

bpatters

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Ditto @4boipigs. I'd go get her and pay for the treatment myself.

And if you get more pigs in the future, please adopt them from a shelter or rescue rather than buying them. Pigs sold in pet stores are bred and raised in horrible conditions, and they're very likely to have parasites and/or skin infections, not to mention being missexed.
 

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