Oscar’s First Vet Visit and Weigh In

We took Oscar to the vet for the first time, and he had a great checkup! Before we decided to get Oscar, I called around to make sure there was a veterinarian in our area who specialized in mini pigs. It was a little awkward for the times when I called and asked, “Do you treat miniature potbellied pigs?” and the person on the other end of the line hesitated for a while and said no. But, when I finally found one and they seemed eager to meet our future pig, it was a huge relief and worth the effort of calling around.

A week after we picked Oscar up, I took him to that vet for a basic checkup to make sure he was in good health. I was worried he would squeal in the waiting room, but he actually fell asleep in his crate and only awoke occasionally to make snorting sounds. A few people there with dogs asked, “Is it okay if I ask what kind of animal you have in your crate?” and I was more than happy to answer their questions about my little guy. Also, this vet visit is when I decided I had the best mini pig crate because I could open the top and let people see him without risk of him running out of the front-opening door.

Oscar in the waiting room for his first vet visit
Oscar in the waiting room for his first vet visit

Aside from some anticipated squealing during the exam, Oscar was great during the visit. The vet was so helpful and answered all of my nervous first-time pig mom questions (I had a ton after just a week!). I’ll admit I was relieved that the veterinarian was helpful and friendly because we have limited mini pig vet options in our area!

I didn’t get a height on Oscar at this visit because he was nervous and squirmy, but he weighed in at 7 pounds at 6 weeks old. He was so tired after his first vet visit, but I was happy to know I had a healthy boy!

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