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Mini-Pigs + Parasites

  • The most common skin problem in mini-pigs is dry skin that results from a dietary deficiency of fatty acids. In addition to dry skin, mini-pigs commonly suffer from sarcoptic mange, parakeratosis, yeast dermatitis, and sunburn. Hooves of mini-pigs grow continuously throughout life and need to be trimmed periodically. The canine teeth (tusks) of male pigs grow throughout life, while those of females stop growing at about two years of age. Starting after the pig is about a year of age and usually after giving the pig a sedative, your veterinarian will trim tusks during an examination.

Emergency Contacts

V.E.G Tampa
238 E Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 265-4043

Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Medicine for Pets
3000 Busch Lake Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33614
Phone: (813) 933-8944

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

To help accommodate busy schedules we offer drop off appointments.