My fellow pig buddies and I are more sensitive to the heat than most of your other furry family members. This is because we can’t sweat, have smaller lungs compared to other animals and don’t forget the chubby around our middle!
Keep an eye out for signs I am having problems with the heat. Things like increased breathing rate and lack of appetite. You can see blotchy skin, stiffness and tremors as well.
If you see this, please sprinkle cool water on me. I also need shade from the sun where I can rest calmly. I would like an area with good ventilation with at least 4 square feet for me and my friends up to 100 lbs and 6 square feet for my friends that are bigger than that.
If you have questions, please contact my veterinarian from
Herd Health Management at 480-899-5088.
They are available 24/7 to help me out!