Our Scruffy piggie had been looking a little slow for a while but we couldn’t find anything wrong with him when we checked him over a couple of weeks ago.
This morning we noticed he had a weepy eye. We cleaned it and wormed him but when we picked him up realised he had lost a lot of weight. He was just over 500 g!
By evening the cheek under his sore eye had swollen right up! We took him to vet (Jan) where she drained a massive cheeck abscess. She cleaned him up and have him an antibiotics injection.
She also found that his teeth were too long and trimmed them to about 0.5 com with simple dog nail clippers or similar.
He is now inside on a diet of oatmeal and soft food but seemed so sad. I gave him 0.3 ml vit C via injection to help him along and made him a smoothy with oats, Apple and capsicum which I syringes down his throat. He seemed keen so hopefully that’ll get him going again. He needs to gain weight fast or he won’t make it!
UPDATE: sadly Scruffy passed away 2 days later 😦