vomiting pot belly pig Ms. Piggy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wilburmspiggy, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. wilburmspiggy

    wilburmspiggy New Egg

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    I am mom to 2 pot belly pigs. Vets around here are pig ignorant. All successful raising thus far is owed to forums like this one. Ms. Piggy is somewhere around 8 months old. She has been vomiting at least twice per day for a week. She is getting decent amount of water. She eats as usual. She is as active as usual. Three days ago a friend noticed a neck bump and touched it. It popped like a large pimple and seemed to hurt. I'm thinking maybe that was bee sting and unrelated. They do eat paper. This morning she even managed to eat a piece of glass when they broke the bowl that holds pig toys. I try to keep paper out of reach but they pull it out from nowhere. They are too smart. When this started I gave them ivomec dewormer on bread which was not the first dewormer. I dewormed them a month before that too. I do not know if poop is normal as i let them out back. She doesn't seem warmer than brother. Vomiting happens most often after given food and lying down on couch. About 4 weeks ago they both started drinking 10 times the water and they haven't stopped. Otherwise Wilbur has no unusual symptoms. I gave them coconut oil on bread this morning in case that might help with pooping. There is no lethargic behavior or turning down meals. If I had to guess I'd say this is an allergy to the pig food even tho they've been eating that for a while. Signs could also point to a blockage except she seems pain free. Please does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. w2teals

    w2teals Out Of The Brooder

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    I have zero experience when it comes to pigs besides eating them however I hope she feels better soon and you get some answers. Good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. wilburmspiggy

    wilburmspiggy New Egg

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    Thanks
     
  4. wilburmspiggy

    wilburmspiggy New Egg

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    I just observed potty session and poop appeared to be normal and a quick process.
     
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  5. 303hunter

    303hunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grew up on a hog farm, and have seen them ingest just about anything imaginable.
    Hogs are intelligent though, and know which plants are edible, and which are toxic.
    My miniature potbelly/teacup mix had a similar problem as yours. I gave him a diet of fresh vegetables for a few days, and the problem went away. I then switched back to his food, but feed him fresh vegetables and fruit several times a week.
     
  6. wilburmspiggy

    wilburmspiggy New Egg

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    Great thanks! I used to only feed them fresh but they acted starved 24/7 foaming at the mouth so I started the pot belly food.
     

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