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dgarriques
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Post   » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:39 pm


I wondered how you could take a picture and hold her still. Funny but she is precious.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:40 pm


Ha ha! No, I'm not that hairy nor do I wear the big honkin silver jewelry : )

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dgarriques
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Post   » Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:44 pm


Oh that part I did figure out on my own. HA HA

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dgarriques
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Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:50 pm


How is LB's eye today? I have been worried about her.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:42 pm


Hi Deb. Her eye is back to normal. We'll see how long it takes her to poke it again. : )

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dgarriques
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Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:49 pm


That is good news. Now are you spoiling her like she should be today?

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:51 pm


Always. She insists on it and lets me know if I falter!

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dgarriques
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Post   » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:53 pm


Yeah!

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:47 pm


I have a question for Mum or anyone else who has had or has their piggy on Lotinsen. Do your little ones have good and bad days? In other words are they more active on some days than others?

Lady Bug has days where she just kinda sits around and others where she's right on schedule for her feedings, veggies, etc. Just want to be sure this is not something to be concerned about.

Again, thanks for any imput.

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Mum
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Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:14 pm


My pigs are affected by heat more than anything. If it's hot, then they lie around much more.

Most of my pigs, though, are senior citizens, so they're just not a very lively bunch :-)

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:18 pm


Thanks Mum. Yes, Lady Bug is 5 1/2 and slowed way down when she went blind. I was just checking as it could be due to age, adrenals or just about anything I guess.

It just nags at me when she's not standing on her brick at her usual time demanding food.

pinta

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:36 pm


She may need her dose adjusted or another heart med like Vetmedin or Lasix added in.

My pigs stay pretty stable on their heart meds and when they stop being stable I worry.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:51 pm


Hi Pinta. Which is the safer way to adjust, down or up. I don't want to give her to little.

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dgarriques
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Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:11 pm


Now LadyBug stop worrying your Mother. Aunt Debi wants to come get you.

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Mum
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Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:23 pm


What dosage is she on?

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:28 pm


She's on 0.5 ml twice a day and Lotinsen only. I really just meant the question to just be general as most days she's perky and her old pushy self. It's just the occasional day when she seems a little slower to respond to her normal routine. I don't really know how to explain it except she has "down" days every so often.

She does have arthritis and on those days she gets Metacam. I don't think the two situations are related.

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Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:31 pm


You might want to give the metacam regularly. My heart guys who all have arthritis really slow down and show their age even if I skip just one day. I've learned to get my refills early as they really shut down without it.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:34 pm


That's interesting HollyT. Do you do periodic urinalysis to check for kidney function? I somehow thought that Metacam could have adverse effects on the kidneys over time. Am probably wrong though. These kinds of medicines are all new to me.

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Mum
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Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:40 pm


I have two old, heart pigs with arthritis who also get a minimum metacam dose each day.

Like HollyT's pigs, they do show it if I skip a dose.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:44 pm


Ok Mum, then here's another question for you is 0.2ml a good daily maintenance dose or is it too high?

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