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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new here and I'm inquiring about problems with my kids' piggy. We've had him for 3 to 4 years and we never had any problems. In the last few weeks he's been having these really big poops, almost the size of a golf ball, but it consists of all little soft poops. He's also having another problem with 2 bald spots on his back.

Anyone have any idea what these 2 problems can be?

I plan on bringing him to the vet in the next day or two, but I was hoping someone with experience could help.

Thanks so much!!!!!!

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Yes, please get the piggie to the vet.

The bald spots could be mites, or other parasites. That would require treatment from a veterinarian.


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Thanks so much for your quick response!!


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Would anyone know what would be causing his other problem?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 04:36 PM
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He could be impacted. You may have to start assisting him get the soft stuff out.
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How is your little guy doing?

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He's doing well, thanks for asking!!:blob3:

A friend of mine knows someone who has been working with the 4-H for a long time, so we brought him to her house. He was impacted and I have been squeezing the stuff out for awhile. She did the same and soaked his butt in betadine. She also gave him a shot for the mites.

I'll keep you updated on his progress.

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Well by now the little guy is probably feeling better huh? If you can post pics we adore pictures
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awww glad to hear he is feeling better.


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Good to hear he seems better. Here is a page that tells about cleaning boars pouches that might be helpful... http://guinealynx.info/impaction.html


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