Is this Bumblefoot?

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Hedra2

Post   » Sun May 26, 2019 12:30 am


Unfortunately I live in a small town with very limited vet access. There are no wound care specialists here. The vet who knows most about pigs isn’t back for another few weeks. I’ll try to find info on “new skin”, in the mean time I’m bandaging all 4 feet again as at least they stay clean.

The wet food is his pellets, ground and mixed with critical care and water. He can’t eat solid food until his teeth get trimmed so he gets several bowls of pellet slurry a day. He gets so excited he climbs into the plate. Because of his teeth issues he eats well off a plate but not from anything else.

Look at this face though

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ItsaZoo

Post   » Sun May 26, 2019 1:13 am


What a sweet face! The poor little guy, he’s so precious!

Amazon carries a few liquid bandage products made for animals. I use New Skin on my cracked fingertips in the winter and it works well. The only problem is that it stings so you’d have to get one of the sting-free products.

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Post   » Sun May 26, 2019 8:29 am


Can you feed him the wet mixture from a spoon? I had a couple of pigs that would happily eat a whole spoonful -- I could even feed them both at once, one from each hand.

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sef1268
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Post   » Sun May 26, 2019 9:24 am


Ah! That makes sense (plate of slurry) now. Wish I could find a photo, but there is a television show called "Dr. K's Exotics Vet ER" that I watch on occasion, and they had an interesting solution to a recurring bumblefoot problem in a rat. They wrapped the back feet (individually) in what I can only describe as a sort of light, flexible "cage" using some sort of pliable, breathable material that each foot was suspended into. This prevented any pressure being put on the foot, but also allowed air to circulate and helped both back feet to heal. I'll see if I can track down a photo of it, or maybe I can sketch it.

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Hedra2

Post   » Sun May 26, 2019 9:41 am


Yeah we love him to bits. He’s so sweet too, tolerates everything we do and loves snuggles.

K gonna search amazon for sting free new skin products. The foot cage thing sounds cool, as does the show, totally something my daughter and I would watch together. I
Going to see if I can find some episodes.

He can eat off a spoon but he’s a slow eater and he eats a LOT (2-3 full bowls a day). It would just take too much time. He’s underweight so I make sure he’s always got some available. I saw an elevated soap dish I’m going to go get and try and see if it will help.

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sef1268
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Post   » Sun May 26, 2019 8:53 pm


Oh my word, he's such a little lovebug. :)

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Hedra2

Post   » Fri May 31, 2019 12:46 am


Ugh his feet are just not getting better. I’ve bandaged his feet with corn pads hoping maybe they’ll help. Still waiting on my amazon order of that cream.

Good news is he’s put in a ton of weight cuz he eats non stop. He is no longer skeletal, just thin. I had to order more critical care as he’s already eaten two bags (and they were mixed half and and half with ground pellets)

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Fri May 31, 2019 2:07 pm


Poor little guy. Glad to hear that he is getting the calories he needs. He's lucky to have you to help him get through this. Keep up the good work!

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sef1268
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Post   » Fri May 31, 2019 2:15 pm


Ditto!

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Hedra2

Post   » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:29 pm


Update: 3 of his feet have FINALLY healed and no longer need wrapping. The worst foot, the one that was peeling, raw and bleeding is all smooth and only a tiny bit pink now. One foot is still has a small wound that bleeds whenever I change his bandage. The lantiseptic finally arrived on Friday and I am hoping in combination with the corn pads and bandages I can finally get this last foot healing. He’s finally learned to eat his slurry out of a proper bowl so he’s less messy too. 10 more days until his dental.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:25 pm


Just a note that I would get my guinea pig Nina's foot healed up, leave it unbandaged, and it would again break down. Hopefully you will have better luck.
www.guinealynx.info/bandaging.html

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Hedra2

Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:15 am


That just happened to me too! What the heck???? Front feet look really great still but when I took him out today his unbandaged foot just started bleeding again. So we’re back to two feet wrapped again.

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Hedra2

Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:20 am


Oh my gosh reading about Nina’s feet was like reading about Halloween’s feet!!! Sounds like this is gonna be a life long issue

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Hedra2

Post   » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:01 pm


Sef that Lantiseptic seems to be helping. As of yesterday we have 4 healed and unwrapped feet! I am applying a tiny amount to his unwrapped feet with each cage change in the hopes that they will stay healed.

He goes in for his dental tomorrow (finally, yay!) so I am hoping he can finally get back to a more normal life. Poor little guy has been through so much.

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ItsaZoo

Post   » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:55 pm


I’m so glad to hear the feet are healing and unwrapped. Best wishes tomorrow. I hope everything goes well!

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sef1268
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Post   » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:28 pm


That's very good news! Fingers crossed at the vet tomorrow. Be sure to let us know how it goes.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 pm


Very good news indeed! Hoping for more positive updates!

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Hedra2

Post   » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:03 pm


Dental went well. Halloween's top teeth on one side were overgrown and growing curved into his cheek and caused a bit of an ulcer, and his bottom teeth on the opposite side were overgrown and curving in towards his tongue. The spot where his missing tooth is was a little inflamed so the vet cleaned it up, and trimmed his teeth back, then gave him an injection of antibiotics, and sent him home with pain meds.

Halloween is TRYING to eat solids but still struggling, I am hoping it is just because he is still a bit groggy from the sedation and his mouth is a bit sore, I am hoping that over the next few days he regains the ability to eat solids. In the meantime he has a selection of dry pellets, wet pellets, hay, and finely chopped veggies in his cage to choose from and hopefully something will entice him. He will get syringe fed tonight if he does not eat a significant amount today. He is trying though.

He has gained 0.1Kg since his last visit so that is good.

Sadly one of his feet is getting red again so I might have to wrap it again. For now I am applying the cream very sparingly and keeping an eye on it.

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Post   » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:20 pm


You'll need to feed him Critical Care or a pellet slurry if he's not eating. Don't skimp on it.

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Hedra2

Post   » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:32 am


Oh don’t worry I know that, he’s been eating critical care and slurry exclusively for the last month because he wasn’t able to chew anything. He eats it from a bowl and it’s in there for him along with a variety of solids.

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