She has to be on crushed foam bedding or she gets bumblefoot. I would say she is slightly overweight. She is free fed hay and lots of greens, about 1/16c pellets per day. (I scatter 1/8c in the cage for the two girls).
Any suggestions on how to keep her upright?
What is crushed foam bedding?
I am sorry she is doing poorly.
If she was having difficulty walking, a cart of some sort might help her move and stay upright. I wonder if some sort of "outrigger" wheels could help her stay upright? Would depend on obstacles in the cage and you'd need a smooth floor.
I put the food all over the cage so she has to hop around to get it. She doesn't really have mobility issues actually. I can call her from the other side of the cage with a treat and she will come over quickly. It's just that if she hits the floor wrong, she will tumble onto her back. Because of the lack of the front foot, she can't right herself. This wouldn't happen on a flat floor, but I don't think we have that option.
I could probably phase out the pellets for a while. Would I have to worry about nutrients? They get a mix of four greens a week - whatever's good at the grocery. Timothy and/or bluegrass hay. The hay is wetted and added daily.
The only other good thing is that the cats don't eat it now. I guess it all stays in the cage or is unappealing. The pigs still love it though.
The only thing I can think of is possible GI torsion from struggling in an upside down position. Poor Olivia. She was always our most people friendly pig despite the traumas of leg amputation and bumblefoot dealings. Even with a shattered shoulder or surgery, she was always always eating so the nonresponse was a terrible sign.
She will be sorely, sorely missed.