|top: pre-checkup jitters|
bottom: traumatized pigs want to go home!
My vet has moved. She now has her own practice at Holmes Family Veterinary Clinic. I'm so happy Dr. Holmes is still in the area. I had been by the clinic before, but this was our first official visit. Both pigs were well behaved. I was amazed. I had braced myself for Boadi to "apply teeth" in response to a lot of manhandling. She doesn't bite - but she'll touch you with her teeth when she's had enough. Turns out Boadicea was a charmer and was pleasant to everyone (being wrapped up like a burrito helped). Noli wasn't bad, but she struggled. She wanted none of this! Cannoli is surprisingly strong for a little rodent.
Both pigs got a clean bill of health. Cannoli's lungs were clear and her heart sounded good. She's a little under the weight she was in early 2014, which is a good weight for her. If she manages to drop another 50g, I'm to bring her in again. As for the random wheezing, we discussed allergens and the dry, dusty spring we've had. Maybe it will improve once I start using the A/C on a regular basis (or maybe after we have some more rain).
Turns out Noli is more of a candidate for cysts than Boadi is. Yay me - I can look forward to two hormonal pigs in my future. Meanwhile, Noli and Boadi are happy to be home and hope there will be no more road trips for a while.