When to stop digging?

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Ness

Post   » Wed Feb 06, 2002 4:54 pm


It´s an assumption that many of you that own ´boy´ pigs clean out their bums as they can often get clogged with bedding etc. When do you stop digging? What made me wonder was I cleaned out a good amount of bedding, poo etc from his bum but it certainly isn´t ´sparklingly clean´

He was getting cheesed off (obviously) and I chose not to carry on, but do you?

Thoughts anyone?

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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Wed Feb 06, 2002 5:35 pm


Unless he´s impacted, I generally only check for "surface" debris. If he´s got bedding wedged in there, I´ll try and fetch it w/o hurting him, but it´s apples and oranges compared to an impaction.

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LynnK

Post   » Wed Feb 06, 2002 6:18 pm


I take a rag to my long haired one especially my sheltie he gets crap in his bum and his hair all the time.

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ricky

Post   » Wed Feb 06, 2002 6:30 pm


When I dig around in my boys behinds, I use a q-Tip dipped in mineral oil - reduces the chafing factor. I also use this when cleaning out their ears (although I don´t use the same one!).

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Jill

Post   » Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:44 pm


Did I hear a collective sigh of relief from your boys?

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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Wed Feb 06, 2002 8:30 pm


I knew there was a reason I only have sows!

Happy digging...LOL

Kara

Evangeline

Post   » Thu Feb 07, 2002 9:24 pm


Kara-
I take it you haven´t experienced the joy of ovarian cysts, yet?
LOL

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Seansfamily

Post   » Thu Feb 07, 2002 9:39 pm


Let´s hear it for the boys....


...cause they are worth it!

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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:00 am


Oh, gee.... thanks Evangeline!!! Something new on my "radar!" Not only have I not experienced them, I didn´t even know about them. What should I look for? I should have known not to poke fun!! Oh God... no pun intended using the word "poke!"

Kara

Evangeline

Post   » Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:11 pm


I suggest you read Lynx´ thread on Emergency. It´s called "crusty nipples".

faeriebug+odin

Post   » Wed Feb 13, 2002 4:23 pm


piggies get ovarian cysts too? poor critters, those things HURT!!!!!!!

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LynnK

Post   » Wed Feb 13, 2002 6:51 pm


Yes lets here it for the boys they rule the planet!!!!!!1

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