Grieving pig

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Grieving pig

Post by Soo » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:17 pm

Beryl's litter sister was put to sleep about 4 months ago. To begin with we thought Beryl (aged 11) was ok just with goats, sheep & miniature Shetland ponies for company, but more recently she has lost interest in everything & seems miserable. She has also lost a lot of weight. Beryl has now stopped grazing completely & only nibbles very slowly at anything in a bucket. Most of her time is spent sleeping. The vet can't find anything physically wrong with her & we both think she is depressed about losing her sister. Does anyone else have any experience of this sort of thing or have any suggestions about what we can do? I wasn't planning to get any more pigs, but hate to see her so unhappy.

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Re: Grieving pig

Post by klorinth » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:21 pm

The vet is likely right.

You can probably think about this as being the same as with some people. I have known many situations where an elderly couple have died within months of each other. When you spend the vast majority of your life with one person and do everything with them, it is not always possible to survive the loss of that person.
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