***If your pig is younger than 3 months old and seems constipated, see your vet.
***If your pig is not eating or is vomiting, see your vet.
Signs of constipation of the pig:
humped up back,straining to defecate with no or little production, little hard fecal balls that are individual, groaning or moaning while trying to defecate.
Things you can do at home:
Increase water consumption to help bowel move and to make moister stool
Increase dietary fiber to make softer bulkier stool
Lubricate the digestive tract for easier passage of stool.
Soften the stool so it is easier to pass
Laxatives – limit the use of laxatives as they can cause diarrhea, which is another serious problem. Miralax 2 teaspoonfuls twice a day
Enemas and suppositories
In minor cases of constipation, a warm bath will stimulate defecation.
If the pig does not defecate in 72 hours, see a vet.
Reprinted with permission. ©Cathy Zolicani, Just Mini Pigs FB Group
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