Our Piggy Blog

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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The Who, What and Why of Adopting the Older Pet Pig

Written by Kay Cranisky Puppies, kittens, piglets... there's no denying those baby animals are cute. When buying or adopting, people usually think "baby." Nowhere is this truer than in the world of pet pigs where smallness is prized and piglets are considered the...

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Is a Pet Pig Right for You?

Owning a pet of any kind is a major responsibility. As their caretaker, you take on the responsibility of keeping the animal in the best physical and mental health possible. That means money, time, and often, an emotional commitment. It also means researching to find...

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Pet Pig Myths and Facts

Here, let's have a bit of fun. Pig myths abound in the world of pets, and we're here to set the record straight! Myth 1: An adult pet pig will only be 20-40 pounds. Fact: If someone told you that, they are lying or very misinformed. The average that we expect a pet...

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