You are here:

Pot Bellied Pigs/Bathed mini piglet

Advertisement


Question
Hi, I brought my mini pig home 3 days ago and she stunk  sooooo bad! The breeder let the babies run in the mothers litter box a lot. She was covered in it. Anyway I had to bather her. I had no choice, and all I had was baby wash. Now she is very very itchy. All over, and her ears are really dirty. Her skin is red in spots and she looks uncomfortable. What can I do for her? How do I clean her ears and is there a special shampoo I should use for future reference?
Also her eyes keep draining a brownish color, is this normal?
One last question for now: I have read mixed opinions about salt. Some say free choice salt and others say NO salt at all. Please clear this up as she wants salt very bad.
Thanks

Answer
Hello,
It sounds like she needs to be wormed with Ivomec wormer.
The red bumps and itching is from mites.  Ivomec will kill inside and outside parasites.
The eye need to be looked at by a VET.  It could be caused by a number of issues.
Absolutely NO salt!!!
Go to the royaldandie.com web site and then to their product page.  You will find the best shampoo, feed and Vit/Min supplements and other products also.
When you take her to the VET he can clean her ears for her also.
Hope this helps.
Patty

Pot Bellied Pigs

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Patricia Morrisroe

Expertise

I have bred Royal Dandie Miniature Pigs for over 20 years. I can answer any questions about care, feeding, training, personalities, differences from other Miniature pet pigs, how to litter box train, leash training, bathing, What supplements they need, how to house them.

Experience

I am the only breeder in the world. I created this breed of miniature pig over the last 21 years. I have been answering questions everyday for 21 years.

Education/Credentials
Founded the Crabbet Arabian Assoc of Oregon, Had my USDA license, Experience with feeding formulas, product development, 21 years of studies in pig genetics.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.