Mr. Piggy Hooting

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slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 6:41 am


Damn it! I can hear it clear across the room.

Mr. Piggy is guesstimated to be around 5-5 1/2 years old. He was a classroom pig that went home with a teacher. After about a year at her house, her and her son's allergies got too bad and they rehomed him. This was last year. I picked him up in Orlando, if anyone remembers the thread in Cavy Placement.

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He's been a healthy boy for the year that I've had him. Not tolerating any pig but Ozzy.

Yes, I'm calling the vet as soon as they open and getting him in there. I wanted to start the thread because I am sure many questions will follow.

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WEAVER
one pig at a time.

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 7:03 am


Slavetofuzzy, I am so sorry. All of this bad luck lately....what is with that? Has to be the southern air, right? We gotta be able to blame something :) I am thinking about you guys today and keeping my fingers crossed that he is going to be ok.

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CheesyMouse

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 7:14 am


He is so cute!Maybe ear plugs would help?Why do you think he is doing that?When is he hooting; at night or in the day?

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Topaz

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 7:16 am


It can be a sign of heart problems CM.

I'll be sending good thoughts your way stf.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 7:24 am


Thank you guys. Yes, CM, hooting is more than likely a sign of enlarged heart. Read the heart sticky to learn more.

Weaver, I agree. We have had MORE than our fair share of vet visits and medicine giving lately. Can we just a have a few months with healthy pigs darn it!?

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 9:16 am


Well, it sounds as if Mr. Piggy will be joining the lotensin club :-)

CheesyMouse, you would be best to refrain from posting in the medical forum until you have a little more experience.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 2:16 pm


Thank you Mum.

Good luck slave. If he's older,signs usually show up now.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 2:19 pm


Lady Bug wants to welcome Mr. Piggy to the heart club. She says to tell him to take all his meds and he'll be fine in no time!

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Bethie
Still supporting in 2014

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 2:28 pm


Good luck to Mr. Piggy. Maybe he's starting this because his heart is broken. I hope your vet is all geared up for heart pigs. You be a good boy, Mr. Piggy.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 3:07 pm


Sending good thoughts for sweet Mr. Piggy! He is such a cute and special boy. :)

Talishan
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Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 5:56 pm


StF, let me know if you need "heart backup" with the lovely and talented Dr. A. Print out all the heart stuff from here. If she wants case histories and a veterinary reference (Dr. Leck, now in Tucker) for heart treatment, let me know. Cell, email, page, whatever. I'm gonna be in there tomorrow afternoon with a recheck for one of ours, too.
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cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 5:56 pm


Okay, this is enough.
Too many of our precious babies are feeling unwell!

Sending good thoughts to Mr. Piggy, I hope an X-ray and heart meds will be able to resolve these symptoms quickly.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon May 05, 2008 7:35 pm


Ha! T, we may run into each other this time! I am dropping Mr. Piggy off in the morning because she was flat booked up and I have a semi-sort of busy day. I'll pick him up eitehr early afternoon (if she's had a chance to look at him) or, more likely, late in the afternoon.

I think Dr. A is pretty receptive to heart meds. I printed a bunch of threads for her when I thought this was Fuzzy's issue and she was very open to it. There was a pig in there around the same time as I was with Fuzzy and it was a heart pig. I asked her if they were going to get Lotensin, but she said no they did not want to treat it (poor ol' pig). So I believe she will prescribe the meds with no problem. We just need to get the x-ray to confirm the enlarged heart and/or fluid around the lungs.

He's not making the sounds now but it was very unnerving this morning. Now I can just hear a faint clicking when I have his little body close to my ear.

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outfoxed98

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 11:58 am


I do hope all goes well for you guys. Mr Piggy reminds me so much of my beautiful Freddy, they have the same cheeky face!

Sending good vibes!

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 12:10 pm


I hope your vet is also amenable to a trial if the heart appears normal on xray. Llewelyn's heart looked ok on xray.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 12:52 pm


I will mention it to her Mum. Thank you for the heads up.

She was pretty good about being willing to try the Actigall with Ozzy so maybe *cross fingers* we can get a trial of Lotensin too.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 12:53 pm


How is Mr. Piggy today?

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 12:58 pm


He is at the vet right now. No hooting this morning - OF COURSE! His appetite and water intake/output has been good. He has been normal in all ways except that noise and laying around more. I attributed it (the laying around) to losing Ozzy but perhaps it's been going on a little longer and I was pre-occupied with the Oz to notice it. Maybe?

She is going to check him out between surgeries so I may not hear back until later this afternoon.

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 1:16 pm


Now breathe STF, let's all hands and breathe together.
I hope she will call back with some wonderful news soon.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Tue May 06, 2008 1:28 pm


Hoping all goes well for Mr. Piggy today. Actually, here's hoping he hoots for the vet. That would make your life easier. : )

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