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Dr-Bonk
Dr-Bonk, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 207
Experience:  Five years as a veterinarian performing farm calls for livestock, including herd health checks, vaccinations, and pregnancy testing. Also operate a small cow/calf operation.
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I have a mini pig, she's 3 months old and today I noticed

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hello! i have a mini pig, she's 3 months old and today I noticed her vagina is a little red and swollen. she doesn't seem uncomfortable but its definitely different from usual. I wanted to check if maybe she's going into heat or if I should find a doctor
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the pig's name?
Customer: Valentina
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Valentina?
Customer: umm no, she's pretty normal and healthy. she weighs around 4 to 5 pounds
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. I'm sorry to hear about Valentina's troubles. Usually a swollen and red vagina is a result of coming into heat. There can also be some behavior changes associated with heat. Those include increased vocalization, pacing, mounting other animals, people or objects, arching her back, and sometimes increased aggression. Heat usually lasts 2-3 days but since this is her first heat cycle, the duration may be longer or shorter.

If you notice a vaginal discharge, foul odor, or if she becomes lethargic, her appetite decreases, or the swelling doesn't go away within 10-14 days, it would be time to see a vet for further diagnostics.

I hope this helps. Please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck!