Pig is not well.

Bad news- sorry to share, but I assume you would want to know. The Keepers found Pig Friday morning not putting any weight on his left front foot. This is not good because Pig has extensive arthritis in his back legs. Dr. Cannedy came out Saturday morning and checked Pig out and give him lots of drugs to hopefully help him feel better.

He was no better by Monday morning, so I spent much of yesterday at the Vet School with him. His x-rays showed no broken bones, and we upped his meds a bunch and are hoping that a few more days of rest and meds will help him improve. If he does not improve by Thursday, it is likely that we will euthanize Pig.

We’ll keep you posted, and we’ll hope for the best!

3 responses to Pig is not well.

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    Katy says:

    This is the worst part of the job…I would rather be hugged than watch one of our animals get sick or injured…this seems like an especially bad week for injuries and illnesses too.

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    Katy says:

    so…i thought about it and for the previous comment to make sense to anyone outside the department they would need to know that hugging is on my list of least favorite things to do…hopefully it makes more sense!

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