I am almost afraid to announce it because I fear it will return to mush. She has now had 3 normal movements. They are lighter in color but oval shaped.
It seems like she responded to the poop soup, compliments of her boyfriend. I am giving it 2 hours after albon mixed with vit C. Can I give it to her mid day also...or is that over kill?
Also, any advice on veggie reintroduction is appreciated.
Thank you all!
Also, a funny story...my 4 year old son came out at 7am and saw me giving the poop soup. He said, "Mom, is that poopy?" I said yes and explained why I was doing it. He put his hands over his eyes and said, "I totally can not watch this." :)
Who knows what junk still has to work it's way through? Plus, she is still eating her own poops, possibly reintroducing the issue back into her system.
If you still have fresh green grass in your area? Stuff that you know is good (No pesticides or herbicides, the local dogs don't go on it, etc.), give her that first.
Or get her that wheatgrass they sell for cats. Think if you do a search on "wheatgrass" you will see some people here grow little pots of it for there herds.
Other than that? SMALL AMOUNTS and then watch the, uh, results. I don't care if she complains or learns how to chuck her food dish.
Pigs will now have to play indoors...
I can get wheatgrass for her at our local Henry's.
I saw Sierra when I went to bring back Cassanova's cage I borrowed until he was healed from surgery. When I found out she was a lonely one who lost her cage mate I brought mine up for a date and the rest is history...even Caroline was surprised at how well they got along. She was so happy to be back with other piggies.
Do you know if any other pigs from Lancaster had soft poop?
Well she is happy now with her buddies and will have a forever home...we are actually moving to a bigger house next month so they are getting a bigger cage too. I just got the grids (the safe ones). Do you have any good leads on coroplast in the area around Fullerton or where TBB is? I got a quote of $40 a sheet.
Then I give the piggie about a .15 cc squirt. If the pig likes what they are getting? They'll take a .35 cc squirt no problem, stuff their cheeks full and swallow.
If they hate it? Don't give them too much, they'll spit/push it out. The further back you can place it in their mouths, the more likely it will be swallowed and not spit/pushed out.
To fill a small syringe with poop soup or Critical Care?
For me, I fill a big syringe first. Then I squirt the mixture into the backs of the tiny syringes. Then I put the "plunger" into the tiny syringes.
I like doing it this way. It helps filter "chunks" out that may block the syringe when giving it to the animal.
I find it odd that your pig is not recovering yet.
Keep her on hay and a quality pellet until this clears up.
When my pigs get soft poop from their food, it goes away pretty quickly. (Watermelon is the culprit for one of my herd.)
I hope she is better soon!