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Hi, i have a 3yr.old potbelly  pig  and she has been pottying in her  bed. She is overweight and has arthritis so she hasn't  been  getting  around  to well. She lives out in a little building with her sister have a potty area not far from her sleeping  area but she keeps  continuing to use her bedding. Is she doing  this  because  of lazyness or could she really be sore? Also they are both blind but her sister  has never  had  an accident. Please  help

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I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis over the internet.

A pig should not pee in bed, unless they are trapped in the bed. The girl that is peeing herself may have a urinary or uterine infection, or she may have severe arthritis and have trouble getting up. Another possibility is a very slippery floor  that makes it hard for her to get up. She might be getting up to go, then falling and peeing on herself.

I think she should see a vet to rule out any infection. A vet can prescribe arthritis medicine that will reduce pain and inflammation. If she is obese, loosing weight will help, too.  

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Helen Morrison

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Pot-bellied or other miniature pet pig care, including diet, housing, training, health care. Can provide information about zoning, adoption, supplies, and organizations. Questions about any kind of pet swine are welcome!

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Owning, raising, and caring for small pet swine, including "Vietnamese" pot-bellied pigs since 1992.

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