He has lost muscle in his hips, it just feels like bones, he's not eating much now. Yesterday I had to cut up his carrot into small piece so he could eat it, it looked like he was chewing on leather otherwise. His teeth are perfectly healthy though! Now he will almost eat nothing not carrot or grape (which I gave him yesterday with no problem) he hasn't lost any weight in the last two days but I'm really worried!!!
I'm trying to remain optimistic about this and so is my vet, but the word cancer keeps appearing in my head. My vet has checked his teeth twice and says they are perfectly healthy and does not see any sign of infection, he's still lively and runs around if I try to pick him up (which he hates lol) I don't know what to think... I'm afraid of losing my little scooter... please If you have any questions or advice don't hesitate!
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How much weight has he actually lost? You are weighing him regularly, I hope.
Has he had any sort of medication for an intestinal problem?
Have you given him any probiotics, or poop soup from a healthy pig?
How did the vet examine his teeth? Has he had skull x-rays to check for elongated tooth roots or a tooth abscess? A visual examination won't show either of those.
Is this an exotic vet, or a small animal vet? Small animal means dogs and cats, not exotic pets, and those vets are trained to care for exotics.
He is not on medication, like I said he's always been happy and healthy.
I am giving him Bene Bac probiotics, I just sprinkle it on his apple slice and he eats it.
The vet did a visual examination, but he doesn't seem to have any pain in his teeth if you touch them or gently push on them he doesn't mind.
I've also noticed that last night he made cooing sounds kind of like a pigeon then it would get louder followed by a loud hacking sound and then he would chew on something in his mouth and then the sound would stop for a while. It seemed to me that this sound was made while he breaths, could this be URI? he has no nasal discharge.
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A visual exam tells you nothing about the jaw. It may or may not tell you whether the teeth are overgrown, depending on how cooperative the pig is. The very first thing I'd want done is skull x-rays, top and side views, so you can see if there are any abscesses or elongated roots.
The sound you describe sounds like he's got something in his mouth or throat, is hacking it up ad then eating it again.
I'd bet a lot on the problem being his teeth, and you need a good exotic vet to take a look at him.