I am taking Zipper into the vet tomorrow. I've noticed today she is less active, hanging out in the same spot all day. Her breathing is much more labored. She's eating well, taking her meds fine, eating hay and drinking normally.
I gave her the regular 0.2 cc's of the enacard this am along with the morning dose of 0.1 of the lasix. I just gave her 0.1 cc's of the enacard to see if it will help. She'll get the evening 0.1 dose of the lasix around 8pm.
She is maintaining her weight at 1.13 lbs.
Any thoughts from those of you with heart pigs?
You can check with your vet to see if you can up the Lasix.
I also emailed you just now. I am starting to get concnered about her.
Whenever a heart pig was ill the tanks went home with us. Now we're laughing because at 4 am we have access to our own.
Did she get a hydration subcue too?
Bloom pulled through her URI with daily vet visits for hydration subcues and (I think) antibiotic injections, handfeeding and oxygen.
It's part of the deal with heart pigs - any URI has to be taken as seriously as pneumonia.
This is the only time I feel like he blew me off.... he didn't think having oxygen on hand was a great idea. He said most people would over-oxygenate their pigs. All he would do was give me the company name and phone number they get theirs from. He got out of my room in a hurry then. Almost strange but... pinta, can I buy small enough masks for pigs elsewhere?