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Strange...any Ideas?!

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Mudpuppy

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My Muppet (approx. 3) seems to be eating/drinking/ pooping/moving around etc as normal, but I've noticed a very slight change - he's ever so slightly narked and seems slightly moodier than usual. Also, when I pet him, he seems to squeak slightly more high pitched than normal and I'm not comfortable with it - I'm sure it's not his usual contented squeak. I have given him a dose of ivermectin in case he has mites/fleas (as he doesn't seem to enjoy being touched as he previously did), but before I take him to the vet, does anyone have any ideas what might be the problem? I wonder if he has a bit of a UTI seeing as he seems to be squeaking when I pet down his back/sides? :(
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It is very difficult for you ( and any vet) to see what is going on, so I would recommend to just keep an eye on him and weigh him regularly. Hopefully, it is just a bit of an off day.
 

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Thanks Wiebke...... I will keep a very close eye on him..... it's very strange, he's not quite himself! x
 

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It's so hard when you can sense there's a change but can't quite put your finger on it. All you can do as a good piggy slave is to keep watching and weighing until there is something concrete to go on. It's hard when these little chaps hide their illnesses so well. Good luck.
 

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You are right - they do tend to hide their discomfort really well..... :/ hate seeing my baby in an unsettled state!
 
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