According to the vet, the problem could be weak muscles. He made a chin-sling on the spot (he already knew about it). He said that this is the first time he made it, I hope it is working.
The best option for me would be to order a custom made Chin-Sling, but it would take a few weeks to get them.
Unfortunately, his teeth (at least the incisors) have overgrown again, they will have to be clipped.
- You can quote me
Trying to rig one yourself could very well do more harm than good. If you have the neoprene from the brace, that's a great start, but if it were me I'd order the pattern from Pinta.
Her design has been tested, tweaked, tested some more, tweaked some more, and is copyrighted. Again, this is a medical appliance -- it isn't something you can rig up reliably and safely on your own on the fly.
I have Pinta's pattern. The problem is that I have two left hands. I would have ordered a custom made sling, but from my previous experiences, it takes a month to be delivered something from America (though I ordered only from USA, not Canada).
Read over gl/teeth_broken.html for an idea of how bad cutting the incisors too short is!
It is still a bit of a fight to hand stitch the velcro to the neoprene - a thimble helps.
The neoprene should be about 1/8"thick.
The most important thing is to get the measurement of the head right. Most people don't get the tape measure tight enough. I recommend measuring 3 times.
A 1kg pig is usually about 6" Head measurement. If your pig is 750 grams and you've measured 6 1/2 " you've measured wrong.
As a good news, he has on his menu a new item: cabbage(he also eats on his own the soft part of cucumber).