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I've got a sick piglet. Doesn't appear to be eating and in

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I've got a sick piglet. Doesn't appear to be eating and in the last week is noticeably smaller than his brother. Has diarrhea, and is lethargic.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How long has he had these signs?

What does the diarrhea look like? Any blood?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

Do his eyes look sunken?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?