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marlenes mom

Post   » Sat May 18, 2019 7:46 am


Thanks! I asked them to check diabetes too since she drinks a lot and is skinny.

Will find out next week probably.

RomeAndSmores1

Post   » Mon May 20, 2019 8:50 am


Well hopefully she pulls through this, and once she does, you should get some pig safe shampoo for her to clean her her up. As with the mouth thing, I could be wrong but I think it’s normal. All four pigs I’ve ever had their mouths were slightly open but they have never drooled or excessively dropped their food before. Is she still doing alright? She seems to have made great progress, i hope it’s not in vain. Thank you for giving her a home, for however long she may live. Take confidence you’ve given her a good retirement home.

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ItsaZoo

Post   » Mon May 20, 2019 10:52 am


I hope the vet has good news and her general health starts to improve. If she’s older and hasn’t had good care, it will take longer for her to recover. The CC should help with weight gain and maybe if you could get her to eat extra pellets as well.

As far as her mouth being open, mine is a pudge with no trouble eating and her mouth is usually slightly open. Like she has a goofy grin. She slobbers with juicy veggies like cucumbers and peppers and sometimes looks like she has a green Fu Manchu mustache.

marlenes mom

Post   » Tue May 21, 2019 7:28 pm


Thanks guys. No news yet, I’ll call tomorrow and ask if they have results.

She’s still doing great! Drinking normal amounts, eating like a champ. I’m giving cc once a day now. She’s up to 1lb 10.8oz, so a little bit of gain. Drooling is not happening much either, not sure if it’s the pain meds or just generally felling better?

Romeandsmores1 - thanks for your kind words. I keep telling myself we will just make her as happy as we can for as long as we can. :-)

marlenes mom

Post   » Thu May 23, 2019 6:27 am


Well, Cappi does not have renal failure or diabetes, so that’s good. However, her bloodwork showed low protein, low white blood cells and slight anemia. This is indicative of poor nutrition.

Could be because if long term poor diet or a bc of a more serious tooth/jaw problem. At this point, the plan is to keep her on meloxicam and keep her happy, see if she starts eating more and fattening up, I’ll continue critical care. The vet recommended to wait a bit bc of her poor health. She’s concerned about anesthesia at this point. :-(

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Post   » Thu May 23, 2019 8:37 am


Well, that's not great news but at least you know what it isn't. At her age (I think you said maybe 5 years old?), it could be that she has an issue with getting nutrients from the food that she does eat. What procedure did the vet want to wait on? Dental exam?

marlenes mom

Post   » Thu May 23, 2019 2:33 pm


Yes, the dental xrays. I think she said they'd need to put her under anesthesia to check? Then again if they need filed and that it usually means a couple of filings at least. She was worried about the anesthesia and how frail Cappi is.

And all that is just a guess IMO. We aren't certain it's her teeth but her jaw did seem sensitive. She has checked her teeth twice in the office, but didn't really see anything too concerning. She eats voraciously, so I'm not sure that's why she's not getting nutrition. I wasn't given another possibility, however. And, I'm not sure why she had a fever - though she feels cool now after 12 days of antibiotics.

marlenes mom

Post   » Thu May 23, 2019 2:37 pm


And we really don't know how old she is. The mother who came to hand her off said 5, but the teen said 4-5 then said maybe 3.They got her from a shelter. The vet says she thinks she's older than 5. Who knows!!

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sef1268
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Post   » Thu May 23, 2019 3:57 pm


Yeah, that's the thing. Most of the time when we adopt these little guys, we know little to nothing about their past lives.

Fingers crossed that she continues to do well on Metacam and is able to gain a little weight -- or at least not lose.

marlenes mom

Post   » Sat May 25, 2019 8:50 am


So Amy is at it again, constantly. She chases Cappi and Cappi squeals. She stands outside of Cappi’s house and stares and then chases her out. Cappi squeals when she comes near now. :-( it’s been going on for the past week. I kept thinking it would get better but it hasn’t. Any advice? I’m worried this is effecting her eating and just stressing her out more.

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Post   » Sat May 25, 2019 9:27 am


If it were me, I would probably go ahead and use a divider in the cage and separate for now, and worry about re-introductions once she has her health stuff figured out. Not a great solution, but neither is being bullied when she doesn't feel well. I'd be especially concerned if Amy isn't letting her eat.

Maybe others will have some suggestions.

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Post   » Sat May 25, 2019 10:13 am


Has she been checked for ovarian cysts?

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ItsaZoo

Post   » Sat May 25, 2019 11:40 am


I would split them up because the stress of being bullied will cause more problems for Cappi. A vet once told us that pain and stress can cause digestion issues that resemble irritable bowel disease. Cappi needs a safe place IMO.

marlenes mom

Post   » Tue May 28, 2019 10:29 am


I've watched them all weekend and kept them together - for now. It seems like it happens mainly when the girls are hungry in the morning and Amy get's antsy about the food coming. However, they sit and eat nicely together. It will happen a few more time throughout the day, unsure why. Amy will stare at her and then chase her, but then it's over.

I've been giving Cappi critical care mush in a bowl with pumpkin puree and she's been eating it nicely. Amy eats a bit of it too - I hope she doesn't get fat!!

As for the cysts, no she hasn't been checked. This behavior just cropped up in the past few days and with Cappi's addition, she never acted this way with Fran a few weeks ago.

marlenes mom

Post   » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:59 am


Ugh, I spoke too soon. Amy is humping Cappi constantly. So strange. They were fine the first week or so, then some chasing around. Then it was pretty good for a few days, a little episode here or there. Now, Amy rumblestruts by Cappi all the time then humps her. I keep hoping they'll work it out (Fran did this a little bit with Amy when they were first introduced) but I'm getting unhopeful.

Good news is that Cappi is now 1lb 12 oz!

marlenes mom

Post   » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:45 pm


It’s me again.

So Cappi has been doing well for the past few weeks, though Amy continued to nip at her. She also continued her excessive drinking/peeing. But it seemed okay as Cappi was still eating and very active.

However, Cappi suddenly stopped eating and drinking yesterday morning and evening. I gave her critical care as soon as I noticed, late morning and throughout the day. I took her to the vet this AM and they checked her teeth, still fine. Felt her jaw, no pain (we’ve continued the meloxicam for the suspected jaw pain which has also helped her drooling). However, she’s lost more weight and had a fever if almost 106. Ugh.

Her bloodwork a few weeks back was indicative of an infection of some sort, but no kidney failure or diabetes. So we are kind of at a loss. Dr prescribed a stronger antibiotic and also a dewormer (though she really doesn’t suspect worms). She got her first doses this morning. She’s had a teeny bit of hay and a little bit of pepper and carrot on her own, and she’s drinking. But that’s about it.

Amy and Cappi are separated now with a divider.

I’m so frustrated.

marlenes mom

Post   » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:05 pm


Forgot to say she prescribed Cipro, I’m giving bene-bac to try and keep her tummy happy.

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Post   » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:51 pm


I am so sorry she is having all these problems! 106 sounds pretty high (though they do have a higher temperature range than we do - 99.0 - 103.1 F).

I hope you and your vet can sort this out.

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sef1268
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Post   » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:52 pm


I'm sorry that you're dealing with this :(

marlenes mom

Post   » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:38 am


Thank you guys. I’m just not sure what’s going on with this little pig. :-(

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