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Oh, and one other concerning thing. Even though I've doubled how often I change out her fleece and now vac out poops multiple times a day, she STILL manages to keep a wet butt continuously. She lays in the same place (in her hay rack) almost all the time and pees/poops/sleeps there. Her butt is wet every time I take her out. I just gave her a butt bath the other day and now she's filthy again. I'm worried about both her hygeine and the risk of her catching a chill and getting a URI or something. I keep my house fairly warm, but it really can't be good for her. I'm nearly out of ideas on how to prevent this problem. I could switch her over to Carefresh, which would probably keep her a little dryer than the fleece, but it won't be as good for her feet. And honestly, I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make anyway.
Advice, suggestions? Please.
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What antibiotic is she on?
You may want to cut back a little on her veggies, but I wouldn't cut them out completely. Dr. E. can probably give you some Bene-Bac probiotic; use just a tiny, tiny bit of this. Most of them like the taste and will lick it off your finger.
Better would be poop soup from a healthy pig.
Ask Dr. E. about the chronically wet butt. I think that can be an indicator of potential urinary problems, but I'm not sure. I'd stick with the fleece, at least for right now. We've quit using CareFresh -- waaaaayyyyyyy too expensive; all they're selling now is the presspack which is a pain to handle, and the last few bags we ordered were damp, gritty, and smelly.
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