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Covid_19 Waiver re: Spay/Neuter for Pets

  Covid_19 Waiver from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Spay/Neuter Requirement Waived at Time of Adoption Pennsylvania’s Dog Law requires shelters and rescues to have dogs and cats spayed/neutered prior to adoption. In consultation with the...

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Potbellied Pigs and Your Lawn

Rooting! The scourge of pig owners everywhere!  Why do they do it!?  What is their obsession with what's going on under the ground?  Is owning a potbellied pig as a pet and having a nice lawn mutually exclusive?   We will look into those questions and dig up... oh...

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COVID 19 Tool Kit: Pet Preparedness and Resources

The following comes directly from Kristen Tullo, the Pennsylvania State Director in charge of State Affairs, and is posted here with her permission.  She has written some excellent information for those who work in the animal community and anyone who cares for...

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Corona Virus and Pigs

The following is written by Dr John Carr, an esteemed veterinarian specializing in pigs. Coronaviruses, COVID-19 and Our Pigs Pigs cannot get COVID-19 and will not give you COVID-19. To date there is no evidence of any animal transmission with this new coronavirus...

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Creating Compatible Companions

Written by Nancy Shepard It you are planning to add another animal to a household that presently includes a pet pig, there are several guidelines to follow. First, you need to be aware of how your present pig pal will view this idea - I'm afraid it is not with great...

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History of the Potbellied Pig

The history of the potbellied pig today can be traced back to Keith Connell’s import to the US from Canada in the mid-eighties. By today’s standards they were relatively large (60 to 80 kg). They were all black and wrinkled, particularly about the head and face. They...

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Common Pig Ailments

Like any animal, pigs are more at risk of some issues than others. If you have one in your home, it's important to recognize the most common pig diseases, and know when and how to get treatment. As always, an article on the internet is not a reasonable substitute for...

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Who’s the Boss II

Written by John Vincent Pigs understand physical correction very well. After all, this is how they naturally establish dominance between each other. The correction described below has been used with great and lasting success. The correction is not an overnight miracle...

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Who’s the Boss? Part 1

Written By: John Vincent The aggressive pig has become a real problem for many pig owners. Seldom does a week go by that I don't get a call asking for help with a biting pig. Although my method has lasting success, the longer the behavior goes on, the harder and...

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