All posts in "Health"

How to trim a Pet Pigs Hooves (without losing your sanity)

By Joanne Rowe / October 3, 2017

Pigs, just like sheep and goats, are cloven-hoofed animals. So it’s necessary to trim their feet whenever the need arises. If left untreated, overgrown hooves will cause ligament damage and an increased chance of severe arthritis later in life. Also, it places extra stress on the pig’s bones and joints. Hoof care for pigs can […]


How to Prevent Heat Stress & Sunburn In Pet Pigs

By Joanne Rowe / September 25, 2017

Pigs are susceptible to heat stress and sunburn. As a general rule pigs are comfortable in temperatures that humans are comfortable in. On very warm days, or if you live in a warm climate, you will need to provide shade for your pig. Trees can provide them with shade; as can access to a cool […]


How to Treat Lameness in Mini Pigs

By Joanne Rowe / August 30, 2017

If your pig appears to be limping, or their feet seem painful, your pet might be lame. Pigs can become lame for a variety of reasons. These can include: Injury Poor diet Old age Poor hoof care Pigs aren’t the most sure-footed of animals, like humans they can slip and fall, and injure themselves. If […]


7 Health Tips for Old Age Pigs (OAPS)

By Joanne Rowe / August 17, 2017

Once a pet pig reaches around ten years of age they are considered to be an OAP. Once they are fourteen they usually begin to develop health problems, such as: arthritis, declining vision, loss of hearing, loss of smell and tooth loss. Uterine tumours often claim the lives of un-spayed sows. Once your pig reaches […]


How to Water Your Pig – Everything You Need To Know

By Joanne Rowe / February 28, 2013

We all know that pigs need a constant supply of fresh water, but how are you going to give them their water. How do make sure they never run out? Well, there are various options out there, some simple, others involve a little DIY and a bit of plumbing.


Advice on Feeding Your Micro Pig | Teacup Pig Feeding Tips

By Joanne Rowe / February 18, 2013

What do I feed my micro pig? What treats can I feed them and what foodstuffs should I avoid? These are the question any serious micro pig owner should ask themselves. This article is going to cover these questions and more as well as offering you a few pieces of advice and good practices.