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Snot?

BenjiAndButtons

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Hi,

We've a piggie that has some clear liquid in the very corner of his right nostril. I only really noticed because it glistened in the light. He's perfectly fine in every other aspect, eat poo pees, doesn't sound congested, no abnormal behaviour.

He has a history of URI's and Conjunctivitis from when we first got.

He absolutely hatea going outside and seeing the vet so i dont want to stress him out if people don't think there's a need to.
 

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Thanks for the reply!

He just sleeps on his hay, we use to give him a blanket but he pulled it out and slept on the hay, nightmare!

Does what i described in his nose sound like snot? I'm thinking about monitoring throughout tomorrow and then making a vet decision.
 

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Hi given that he already has a history of conjunctivitis and uri,s , it would be
Realy usfull if you could take him to the same vet that saw him before,
If not then then it may be better not to mention it :hmm:! As a non pig savvy vet may be inclined to simply medicate as a precaution!

But yes if he were my pig, l think l would air on the side of caution and get him
Checked over

You could always ask for a nose swab culture to be done! But that's going to cost you around £50!
 
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I would take him to the vets just as a precaution as you don't want it to get any worse. Have you got a friend you can take him with for moral support? I always take two piggies as it stresses them less if they have a friend with them. My Dennis hates the vet so much that when I put him on the examination table he takes one look at the vet, turns a 180, climbs up my body and cowers under my hair. Poor Meg is so scared that she vibrates! This is why I always take two though not Dennis and Meg together cos that would be a nightmare!
 

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We've actually recently changed vets due to the death of one of our piggies (we were naive and thought all vets know about all animals, but she really knew nothing about piggies) are current vet is like semi-knowledable, she knows alot about piggies and how their bodies work but she told us she's not the be all and end all of piggie knowledge.

As for going to a vet with a friend, I'm envious of all yous who have best friend piggies because the one with a snotty nose hates our other pig
 
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