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Posted on 11-16-2017

Mini Pig Veterinary FAQs From Your Veterinarian In Magnolia

If you have recently gotten or are considering getting a mini pig, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions concerning the care of your new pet. The first and one of the most important questions many people ask is if there is a veterinarian in Magnolia TX that will provide care for your mini pig. This is a great question because it is important that you find a veterinarian to provide care for your mini pig; just like other pets, mini pigs require the occasional treatments, diet recommendations and etc. The good news is Paws to Claws Veterinary Care happily provides services for mini pigs. Outside of asking about veterinarian care, here are a few more of the most frequently asked questions about raising a mini pig.

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What Does a Mini Pig Eat?

There are a lot of things your mini pig can eat. In most situations, they can eat most of the same foods as you do.  But, it’s important to not feed them too much sugar or salt and you should feed your mini pig in moderation; it’s essential that you not underfeed or over-feed a mini pig. Some of the recommended foods may include mini pig food pellets, salads, vegetables, and fruit. It’s best to consult with your veterinarian in Magnolia, TX about how much to feed your pet pig and what foods are best.

Can a Mini Pig Be Potty Trained?

Absolutely! Some mini pig owners find it’s easier to potty train them than their dog. With a little patience and guidance, you can train your pet pig to use a litter box, go outdoors or even both. Young piglets generally can’t hold their bladder until they are about 8-9 months old, so it’s essential that you make sure your pet pig goes outside every few hours or has easy access to a litter box.

Is Getting a Mini Pig the Right Decision?

When you are deciding whether or not your family wants a mini pig, it’s important to discuss this decision with the entire family. They require a lot of attention, discipline, and love, so it’s essential that everyone in your family is on board with providing care. Just like other pets, your mini pig will require patience while being trained and it is important that your pet pig go outside for walks and fresh air.

Will a Mini Pig Get Along with My Dog?

In many situations, pigs and dogs can be the best of friends, but every dog and every mini pig are different, so the best way to address this question is to be aware of how your dog typically behaves around other animals. For example, if you have an older dog that may not do well with welcoming new animals, you should try to introduce the mini pig gradually to your dog and it may be best to not leave them alone together.

It is exciting to bring home a pet pig, but it’s important to everything ready for their arrival. Some of the things you will need may include a bed, blankets, a crate, puppy pads, a playpen, a harness and food and water bowls. In order to ensure your pig is healthy and to get the answers to other questions you may have, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian for as soon as possible after you bring your pig home.

Call Us To Learn More

Contact Paws to Claws Veterinary Care in Magnolia, TX today to schedule a wellness exam for your pet mini pig.

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