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Pot Bellied Pig Health and Information Articles
Just a few of the articles Phyllis has written on the care and well being of Potbellied Pigs.

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Here you will find Questions that people like you have asked Phyllis over the years with her Answers.

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LOTS of pictures of pigs that call Pig Pals Sanctuary home.

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A few pictures of some of the other critters that call Pig Pals Sanctuary home.

Pig Pals Sanctuary Health Care and Information Articles

The Pot Bellied Pig Health and Information page is a constantly growing work. The information presented here
is the result of many years of living and taking care of potbelly pigs.

Please understand; Phyllis (the owner of Pig Pals Sanctuary) is not a veterinarian, but does work very closely with her veterinarian. The information presented here is for educational purposes only. Any health related information presented below should be checked out with your personal veterinarian.

  • Sanctuary / Rescue vs Collector - Many people that call their places sanctuaries are in reality "collectors". Read about the difference between "collectors" and legitimate sanctuaries.
  • The Last Hurrah - This is not a subject many people wish to discuss, but it is necessary that you read and contemplate this article.
  • Tips To Make Life Easier With Your Pig - Read this article and life with your pet pig will be easier. Covers ears and ear cleaning, cleaning the face area, teeth problems, choking on food, treats for the obese pig, how to put your pig on a diet, how to put weight on your pig, how to get your pig to take medication orally and more.
  • Things Of Interest - An article dealing with the spread of cancers and pyometria in pet pigs. Includes pictures of a pig with a tumor and pictures of Popcycle having a 70 pound tumor removed.
  • Uterine Infections, Tumors & Cancer - Another reason to spay your pig! Includes symptoms and what you can do.
  • Weight: How To Weigh Your Pig Without a Scale - This formula will give you your pigs weight to within 3% of actual without using a scale or picking the pig up.
  • When The Pig Stops Eating - If your pig stops eating, you may have a serious problem. This article covers the most common reasons why a pig stops eating.
  • Winter Health Reminder - Tips to help you avoid pig health problems during the cold and wet months of the year.
  • Winter and The Outdoor Pig - Tips on how to keep your pet pig healthy during those long, cold winter days.
  • Zoning: The Do's and Don'ts - You MUST check to see if you are zoned BEFORE getting a pig! This article gives you tips on what to do if you decide to try and get your zoning changed (BEFORE you get the pig).

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