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Offline HelenB

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Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« on: August 17, 2016, 09:37 am »
I seem to have inherited a micro pig and I am trying find a vet.  Does anyone out there have info on a vet who can provide care to this little guy?
Thanks!
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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 09:45 am »
I seem to have inherited a micro pig and I am trying find a vet.  Does anyone out there have info on a vet who can provide care to this little guy?
Thanks!

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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 10:00 am »
Locally I'd check with Dr. Annie at ormewood animal 404-963-5885.  They're closed on Wednesdays.  But if she can't help you and your new friend, she'll have great suggestions as to who can.  P.s. I just read the book The good good pig about a pet piggies highly recommend it!

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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 10:29 am »
Berean Mennonite Church has a farm with at least one pig. Perhaps someone there could assist in finding an appropriate vet. UGA, though far away, would definitely be able to assist.
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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 10:33 am »
I commute to UGA and would be happy to provide pet taxi service for your micropiggie :)

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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 10:54 am »
Umm, I have always wanted a piggy. Please let me come and play!!!! 

PS.  You might check in with Whiteway. They are primarily walk-in, but call and ask if they accept piggy patients. Dr. Ruth is awesome!

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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 11:08 am »
Awesome! If you keep the lil piggie, I bet you'll never eat bacon again.  ;D
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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 02:35 pm »
I found a vet in Midtown that specializes in Pigs, so we have an appointment on Friday.  He is a little booger!!!
He is still getting acclimated but probably by this weekend, he will be ready for visitors and visits!
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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2016, 04:33 pm »
I'm not sure about all breeds, but back when pot-bellied pigs were a thing, I learned that you have to get them spayed or neutered or they get lots bigger. Not as big as a farm pig, but bigger than you'd want in the house.

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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 07:19 pm »
Sounds like a great story MR.  We are going to the vet on Friday to set up a neuter date.  He is such a booger!  We will be spending plenty of time out and about in the village when he is a little bit bigger.
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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 12:47 pm »
Pig in the strut parade please

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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 12:52 pm »
There was a pig named Beef in midtown when I first moved to Atlanta in 2005. Looked all cute like that when it was a piglet but a year and 150 pounds later, oh my!
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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2016, 01:36 pm »
Pigs are smart - this should be a great adventure! You know how much we enjoyed Peggy the Pig when she lived across the street.
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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 04:53 pm »
There could be a pig parade. I know there is one that lives on Clifton and one on Van Vleck. I just don't actually know the people for their contact info.

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Re: Looking for pig owners in the neighborhood
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2016, 07:25 pm »
There was a great pig named Snoop Hoggy Hog that used to live at Woodland and Shelby. His mom moved to Kirkwood or Decatur if memory serves. He would trot over to the fence to say hi when I was jogging, and once she pulled up while I was there and he got super excited as soon as he saw her truck. I'm sure someone knows her...he belongs in the Pig Parade.