Mr. Piggy Hooting

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu May 08, 2008 10:40 pm


He probably also needs lasix if he's hooting. Most (not all) pigs can be weaned off the lasix once the lotensin kicks in - but that can take many months.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Fri May 09, 2008 8:24 am


And this morning he was kicking up his heels, zooming around the cage like a youngster and popcorning in and out of his hay box! He's an inigma.

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Fri May 09, 2008 11:13 am


Mr Piggy is just testing out his Ferrari!

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Fri May 09, 2008 11:22 am


Good thoughts only here for Mr. Piggy. For what it's worth and in my limited experience heart pigs can act like this. It makes it very frustrating to pin things down. Lady Bug had more good than bad days in the beginning where she would act just great and the next day crash.

I hope all works out for you very soon.

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crazycheryl

Post   » Fri May 09, 2008 4:55 pm


Be well, Mr. Piggy!

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:08 am


Another problem, other than hooting. His cagemate, Eddie, is entering his teenage months. He has been challenging Mr.Piggy more and more lately. I noticed a mark on Piggy's lip the other day. Last night, in the middle of the night sometime, Eddie chased Mr. Piggy right out of the cage. They are 3 grids high!

I got up this morning, came into pigs room and proceeded to do my head count. No Mr. Piggy. I found him underneath one of the other cages, hiding between the hay bins.

He took carrot from me and ate it ok. His teeth look ok right now. He walks fine for a fat old man! Once back in his cage Eddie was back to his old tricks bossing him around. Then I noticed Piggy hunched up by a Cozy Sak. It is chilly in the house but he has a heating pad in his cage. I wonder if it's pain or he's just a little cold.

What kind of things do I need to watch for? Should I take him to the vet as precaution? I have an appt for Russell today...I could switch it to Mr. Piggy if I have to. Or maybe see if she could take both.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:31 am


How scary! Sending good thoughts for Mr. Piggy, and settling-down thoughts for Eddie.

That was quite a fall. If this were my situation, I'd try to get the vet to see both Russell and Mr. Piggy. It would be nice if you could get him examined too, since you'll already be there.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:14 pm


I had him checked out this afternoon at Russell's appointment (they both got seen!). Mr. Piggy seems to be fine.

I am keeping a close eye on the way the two are interacting to see if I need to separate. I have put up more grids in the front of the cage to keep Mr. Piggy from falling out again - whether it was on purpose or just an accident!

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:00 pm


So glad that the appointment went well!

Mr. Piggy is amazing. Must be all that education he had. :)

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:29 pm


Mr. Piggy is going back to the vet next Monday. He is not hooting, really. He sounds like he's more congested. But there is no sneezing or discharge. Does this still sound like heart issues?

Can I/should I start him on a round of Bactrim since I can't get in to the vet right away? She's on vacation. :-(

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Lovemypig

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:44 pm


STF, I have never had a heart pig, so I cannot address that question. However, when Spice had what turned out to be a URI, there was no sneezing or discharge at all when I first suspected that he was ill.

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Sidera17

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:11 pm


STF- Spike has been in a similar situation for over a year. Does it sound like he's snorting or breathing really loudly? They've given him four different antibiotics, but nothing has helped. Let me know what they find out at the vet. Healing vibes to Mr. Piggy!

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:22 pm


Yes! That's what he sounds like! I will ask for heart meds this time at the vet but I'm wondering if ab's will hurt him in the meantime?

Talishan
You can quote me

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:18 pm


" ... I'm wondering if ab's will hurt him in the meantime?"

No, they shouldn't. When is she gonna be back?

My concern is that Bactrim may not help, or help enough. Lemme look and see if we still have the half-bottle of Baytril I used to have.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:01 pm


She is back on Monday. We have an 11:30 appt, along with 2 of my rescues.

I don't know if I want to put him on Baytril yet. Not until I know for sure if it's a URI or heart issues. I was thinking (and sometimes this is very dangerous for me to do!) that the Bactrim would temper an infection until we found out yea or nay on the URI.

He's not making the noise tonight so I'm leaning toward it still being a heart issue. Maybe since he's 7 years old she'll be ok with him going on a trial of heart meds.

Talishan
You can quote me

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:19 pm


I agree with your thinking. I didn't know he was 7. Time flies. I remember when you got him!

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:02 pm


I can't fault your logic either. 7 years old-wow! I'd definitely go with a trial of heart meds.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:54 am


Sending good thoughts for Mr. Piggy.

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Sidera17

Post   » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:58 pm


Wow! Mr. Piggy is 7! :D
I know I tried tribrissen, bactrim, and baytril on Spike and none of them did anything. Will your vet try the heart meds?

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:06 pm


I think she will. She gave George a trial but he passed away soon after. I don't think it was heart related. He had some weird genetic things going on.

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