I have a lethargic boar (probably 1-2 years old, he was a rescue). He's sitting in his hut, and every so often he'll make a whiny grunt sort of noise. He ate parsley when I offered it to him, and hay, but that was this morning and now he won't eat any more. I also gave him water in a bowl and he took a bit. He's still walking around a bit, but not much. I figured it's a blockage of sorts? Or a UTI? He's passed some stools but they were soft.
What can I do now to help, before we take him to the vet? I feel horrible about not being able to do anything.
- Contributor in 2014
Yes, you can give Simethicone, which may or may not help. Here is some info on bloat:
You may also check for impaction, which could cause a temporary blockage.
The white stuff in his eye is most likely grooming fluid, which is normal.