Mini Pig Care with our Veterinarians in Lewistown and Mifflintown
Mini pigs make wonderful pets. Not only are they adorable, but they are very smart and fun. If you are planning to adopt a mini pig, you need to know what it takes to care for one. You should also schedule an appointment for your mini pig at Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic in Lewistown or Juniata Veterinary Clinic in Mifflintown. Your pig should visit our veterinarian to make sure that they are healthy and happy and so you can consult our veterinarian with any concerns about caring for your new pig.
Bringing Your Pig Home
When you first bring your pig home, you should understand that he is going to be nervous. He might be a little scared and sad as well. It is important that you sit with your pig and speak to him in a calm manner. This will show your pig that he can trust you. You should have a bed set up for your pig when he comes home. Pigs love soft, fluffy blankets. He might want to hide under the blanket often because it is a source of comfort.
Feeding Your Pig
Pigs are prone to obesity, therefore, it is important that you don't overfeed your mini pig. When he first comes home, you should feed him 1/3 cup of mini pig food twice a day. As your pig grows, you can increase the amount that you feed him. You should never feed your pig more than 1 cup of food twice a day. He can also have vegetables, fruits, boiled eggs, and seeds; just don't overfeed him. You should also make sure that your pig always has access to water. Pigs cannot perspire, therefore, your pig will need to drink often. If your pig is not eating well or if you are concerned that he is eating too much, you should contact our veterinarians in Lewistown and Mifflintown.
Piggie-Proofing Your House
A huge part of mini pig care is preparing your home. Pigs are like babies, they can get into everything. The best way to piggie-proof your home is to do the same things you would for a baby. Also, make sure your pig has plenty of toys available. If a pig is bored, he will become destructive.
Spay or Neuter
Pigs who are not spayed or neutered often urinate in places other than the litter box. They can also become moody and they may start to bite. It is best to contact a veterinarian to schedule an appointment to have your mini pig spayed or neutered.
Give our Veterinarians in Mifflintown or Lewistown a Call
A mini pig can make for a great pet as long as you know all about mini pig care. If you have any questions or problems when you bring your mini pig home, our Mifflintown or Lewistown veterinarians can answer all of your questions and make the adjustment easier. To contact Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic in Lewistown, PA, call us at (717) 248-4703; to contact Juniata Veterinary Clinic in Mifflintown, PA, call us at (717) 436-9790.