Unlike veterinarians for cats, dogs, birds, or other small pets, it's not always easy to find the premier health services your miniature pig needs. And, with micro pigs needing more attentive care than many other pets, it's vital that you know exactly what your pig needs and when.
Of course, healthcare for your pet is about more than just taking them to the vet annually for vaccinations and a hoof trimming (although this is important as well). In fact, caring for your pig means knowing when to call a veterinarian, what common treatments you should keep on your hand should your piglet become ill, and common signs that your pig is not feeling well.
Common Pig Ailments are Important to Recognize
Knowing when your pet doesn't feel good is essential to ensure that they receive care whenever they need it.
Like many other animals, pigs will have several signs that they are ill, such as:
Keeping Certain Medicines and Supplies on Hand is Helpful.
Of course, not every illness will mean that you should call the vet. In fact, you can often treat a variety of ailments for micro pigs with supplies you can get at your local neighborhood drugstore.
But, what supplies should you keep on hand? A few to be exact, including:
When to Contact a Veterinarian
While it's true that you can often manage your miniature pig's health on your own, it's also important to know when calling a veterinarian is appropriate. Most often, it's best to contact a vet when your pig has been:
Of course, there are other instances in which you might want to contact your veterinarian. What's most important is to recognize the common warning signs to ensure that your pig receives the attention they need.
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