You're the one for me fatty!

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:39 pm


What a sweet face! Best wishes for a speedy, complete recovery.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:40 pm


Poor girl. I trust she will be eating soon!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:28 pm


Poor Ariel. Best wishes for her recovery and that she continues to eat well.

Crazy4me

Post   » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:47 pm


Get better sweet Ariel!

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Brainerror

Post   » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:44 am


Thanks :) it's 7:30 here and I'm knackered from night feeds, but she taking it all in her strife.

Does anyone per chance know if buprenorphine can cause more urination or incontinence?

This morning I've chopped up pepper and lettuce really fine and she's been "nibbling" at it, so that's good.

I wish things would look up for her. She has URI, arthritis and reoccurring bladder issues too :/ She came from a very bad place when we adopted her 2 years ago and x-rays showed she must have had scurvy when growing up as all her bones look brittle and she has spurs on her joints. It's probably why her teeth are weak.

She's my favourite at work as she sounds like my Nibbler ;)

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poppycorn

Post   » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:28 am


She's so pretty! Sending well wishes. :)

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MildredM
The-Fairy-in-my-Heart

Post   » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:15 pm


Lots of luck and good wishes, Ariel xxxx
You are in the best hands :)

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tashab

Post   » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:36 pm


Good wishes from here too

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Brainerror

Post   » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:42 am


She's gained weight, but is starting to defy feedings. This is where I usually lose my marbles ;)

Any handy tricks? She does however eat pellets if I put them in her mouth, but it takes an age to get through the right amount. She has a firm hate for syringes now........

Think I preferred her doped up ;)

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poppycorn

Post   » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:17 am


Haha, glad to hear she's being more perky - I don't really blame her for her hatred though. ;)

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tashab

Post   » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:52 pm


Do you think she would eat a ball of Critical Care mash if you made it with less water so you could ball it up like playdoh? I used to do that with Princess when she still needed the bit of extra help but was getting stroppy.

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Sidera17

Post   » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:14 pm


What type of syringe are you using for the handfeeding? I find the 3cc syringes with the narrower tip worked better for Spike when he had tooth issues. Although it is a pain and you have to give 5 of them at once.

Also, if she doesn't have bloat problems, try coating the end of the syringe with a little tomato juice, or even rubbing a little banana on it. They tend to take it into their mouths easier if they get that flavor.

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Brainerror

Post   » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:27 pm


YO! Hu-man! I'm in need of ear scratchees!
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Ahhh that's the stuffs..
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Remind you of anyone??
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Tashab, I'll try the pellet dough if she gets annoyed with my 2ml syringe.

Sidera, I used a 1ml and that 20x or more each feed. I've switched to 2,5ml now so it's a little quicker :)

She also takes veg, pellets and hay as long as I shove it near her molars :) The vet was pleased with her progress, but told me to hold off on night feeds for now as long as I get the acquired amount in her during the day.

I did a 10,5 hr working day today so I happily take him up on that!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:18 pm


Ha ha, she looks quite good for a pig that's fighting syringe feeding. I can see the tell tale battle scars on her fur. Good job on the syringe feeding. It can be so tiresome and draining, especially when the pig is not cooperative.

My girls hated C&C initially but I realized that they have to get use to the taste. Now they're much better. I feed it to them on and off, mixed with veg juice and their pellet mash just to get them used to the taste. Hopefully, it will be easier in the event that I do have to syringe feed.

She does look like Nibbler. Loved the last pic where she's on the alert for whatever the human might be up to next ... like another syringe feeding session?

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MildredM
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Post   » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:05 pm


What smashing photos:)

You are doing a grand job, BE!

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TexCavy

Post   » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:58 am


Beautiful girl. How is she now?

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Brainerror

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:49 am


She's almost better now. Her incisors have practically grown back and her weight has gone from 820g to 900g. I'm slowly decreasing feeding amounts each day in the hope she'll start eating enough on her own.

One pig gets better then another gets ill.. Scruffles has another lodged stone :(

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GP_mum
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:23 pm


Oh dear, sorry to hear about poor Scruffles. I hope she manages to dislodge the stone out or does it need to be removed surgically?

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pigwidgeon

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:33 pm


Ariel is such a sweet little pig.

Sorry to hear about Scruffles. :( I hope she gets through it OK!

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Princess Phoebe

Post   » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:50 am


What cute pigs! How do you get them to "pose" like that? I can barely get a shot of one of mine without them running off and making it blurry.

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