Pot-bellied pigs often live 15 years or longer. Arthritis is one of the more common problems of these senior citizen pigs, often causing crippling leg lameness. Fortunately there is hope for these arthritic pigs with a multi-faceted veterinary care program.
Pot Bellied Pigs
Pets may be sent home with liquid medications. An oral liquid medication must be given by mouth to be effective. An injectable liquid medication must be given by injection beneath the skin to be useful. Some injectable medications require that the medication is inserted into the muscle to be most effective. It is important that you understand how to read the syringes that are sent home so your pet gets the proper amount of medication at each dose.
All exotic pets, even ones that appear to be outwardly healthy, have the potential to carry and spread contagious diseases that can impact the health of people. This sort of disease is called a "zoonosis", "zoonotic disease", or "zoonotic infection".