I have not noticed my pigs getting gas from hay. I have noticed that one of my pigs gets gas because he lays around too much. A pig will lay around more when they are not feeling well. Even just a little runnig around on the floor helps.
She is doing a lot of poop, some quite large but all firm. She is still a bit gassy and has mild bloating, especially right before she poops...so I am watching her very carefully.
She has stopped wheeking for veggies...poor thing must have given up all hope of veggies. So tonight I followed JoePig's advice and gave her a small piece of green bean washed very well. She was quite thrilled with that!
So far she has tolerated it well...
I am fearful she may suddenly take a turn for the worse...
I want to make sure I thank everyone who responded to my posts. You all got me through this and I am happy to have "met" you!
I am very hopeful. :)
One benefit is that she does not run from me anymore...she is so used to me picking her up now that she wheeks but does not freak out. We have a bond...
I made them a bigger cage last night and Cassanova and Guinness went bonkers. (Guinness was even humping Cass to his dismay).Sierra is very mellow...not sure if it is just her way or if she really just does not feel good.
She is eating well and seems fine otherwise so we continue on our last week of albon...
If you have any suggestions or thoughts I would love to hear them :)
- Supporter in '14
I'v hesitated posting this because I don't want pigs put on pred too quickly. Pred has lots of side effects, especially with long term use. We are starting to see some of those. My Hershey is losing her battle, but she's still fighting and so am I, until she lets me know she's had enough.
Today she turned her nose up at the green bean...she loved them for the past few days and instead turned and went to the hay bin.
I may try a bit of green bell pepper later...
- Supporter in '14
Nuts on tummy massages and poop soup! Phooey! Sierra wants variety!
It is hard not to give in. You might try a small chunk of a baby carrot at some point.
I also feed my pigs a pinch of dry rolled oats for a change of pace. But I do not know if oats would upset a pigs stomach, so be careful.
she is actually getting used to the massages...and it really gets things moving...I can hear and feel it...
but the poop soup...she is still not too thrilled about that!
is it possible that this is just the way she is and there is nothing sinister going on with her health???
Joe Pig, Sierra says thanks for the baby carrot...she tore it up! Poor baby has had no veggies other than a little green bean and she was very happy. Now we wait and see if it causes her to get worse...I hope not!
That's the best way to do it, Brenda B. Give a little piece of food and see what happens. Sierra might just be allergic to something: it may be something on the food, like what nonamian_girl experienced, or it might be like my pig, PJ, who always has super soft poos the day after eating watermelon. (But PJ has no other symptoms.)
You may be right, this may be completely normal for Sierra.
If you have the time, you may want to write on a spare calendar what is going on with her and what she was fed. You already have something of a timeline in this thread. It might help to show a pattern of behavior or a relationship between, hmm, input and output?