New Born Pup
- Feb 18, 2015
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- Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Hi everyone, I'm so sad to have to post this but I don't know what else to do for my girl Nym. She is four years old and has always been a small pig, 750-800 grams well weight but she dropped quickly to 650g and was coughing when she ate and started slobbering. Straight to the vets and diagnosed with malocclusion and she had her teeth filed under anaesthetic. That was five weeks ago and she has not got better and continues to lose weight. She dropped to 550g after the surgery and has fluctuated between 500 and 560 since. We have been back to the vets several times and she has had two courses of antibiotics and an anti inflammatory injection, she seems to rally a bit after vet visits. She is still very slobbery but vet says her teeth are still fine but if they go bad again she doesn't have the condition to go through anaesthetic again so I am desperate to get weight on her in case she needs more work. I am syringe feeding her critical care, she is on fibreplex, she won't eat nuggets so I make her a softened mash every day with nuggets, carrots, apples and weetabix which she eats. She always has a selection of lots of veg, herbs and fruit available so she can eat whatever she fancies but she just isn't eating enough. I think the critical care is what's keeping her alive right now. I have sectioned her off from the others so she has her own food but can still see and hear them. They all live inside but I've get her a heat pad which goes in her cozies which she really likes. I am trying everything I can to make her comfortable and recover but she isn't getting better. Does anyone have any ideas that could help me? Her weight dropped to 484 grams today, I have sat with her all afternoon feeding her and giving her water and she has perked up. She still runs around and her eyes are bright but I am at the point where I know I am going to have to make a call on what is best. I want to do the right thing and I can't bear the thought of her suffering. I am heartbroken, she is the black and white pig in my profile picture. Can anyone help me? I just don't know what else I can do for her.