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FEEDING YOUR PIGGIE

DO NOT FEED DOG FOOD!!!

DO NOT FEED CAT FOOD!!!

DO NOT FEED CHOCOLATE!!

DO NOT FEED AVOCADO SKINS AND PITS!

#1 DO NOT WITHHOLD FOOD!

 UNDER-FEEDING YOUR PIGGIE IS CRUEL!!! IT MAKES ME SICK WHEN I HEAR OF ALL OF THESE PIGGIES BEING FED 2 TABLESPOONS OR ¼ OF A CUP OF FEED PER DAY! THIS IS ABUSE!!! UNDER-FEEDING YOUR PIGGIE IS GOING TO CAUSE MANY HEALTH ISSUES. IT EFFECTS THEIR BONES, ORGANS AND NOT TO MENTION THEIR MENTAL HEALTH!

UNDER FEEDING YOUR PIGGIE IS ANIMAL CRUELTY!!!

 MALNOURISHED PIGGIES ARE LUCKY TO SURVIVE A FEW YEARS. AND IF THEY SURVIVE THE FIRST YEAR, MOST WILL DEVELOP CRIPPLING ARTHRITIS AND CAN HAVE NUMEROUS DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS. THEY WILL ALSO HAVE MUSCLE ISSUES AS WELL AS BONE DENSITY ISSUES.

Malnutrition or undernutrition, according to the Merck Manual Online Library, is the result of an inadequate supply of nutrients due to impaired metabolism, malabsorption or an inadequate supply of food. Overnutrition, or obesity, according to Merck, is also a form of malnutrition. Malnutrition occurs in stages: First blood and tissue changes occur, then metabolic processes go awry and finally signs and symptoms occur.

Sarcopenia, is the progressive loss of lean body mass (muscle)

Poor Wound Healing

 One of the effects of malnutrition is poor wound healing. When the body does not get enough protein, carbohydrates and vitamins, it cannot heal. According to the Cleveland Clinic, malnutrition can impair healing, increase the possibility of infection and increase the time it takes to recuperate from a disease or surgery. Overnutrition, or obesity, is also associated with poor wound healing. Poor oxygenation of tissues, inability to provide necessary nutrients and white blood cells, and increased tension on wound edges affect wound healing in the obese patient

Cachexia, or severe weight loss, is evidenced by shrinking muscle mass and protruding bones. The skin becomes dry and inelastic, and the hair falls out. The risk of pressure ulcers and hip fractures increases with cachexia.

In Piggies, malnutrition will first start to cause them to grow longer hair. The hair acts as extra insulation as they are missing their fat layers. It is the only way that their body can compensate for heat loss. Extremely emaciated Piggies will eventually lose their hair.

Organ Failure

According to the Merck Manual Online Library, other effects of malnutrition include edema, anemia and jaundice. Liver, kidney or heart failure may occur. Pneumonia, gastroenteritis and urinary tract infections as well as sepsis are possible as a result of malnutrition. The metabolic effects of overnutrition, or obesity, include heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

 Piggies can be malnourished being skinny or overweight.

It is hard to say how much each piggie needs. They are all different just as we are. Not all piggies have the same metabolism. I have a few that if they look at food, they get fat! And I have a few that I need to be sure that they get extra food as their metabolisms are much higher, requiring more feed. SO, THERE REALLY IS NOT A “RIGHT” ANSWER AS TO HOW TO FEED YOUR PIGGIE, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF WRONG WAYS.

ALL ANIMALS GENETICALLY HAVE A PRE-DETERMINED SIZE. JUST LIKE HUMANS. WE ARE ONLY GOING TO BE AS TALL AS WE WERE MEANT TO BE. WE CAN DEFINITELY GET WIDER THAN WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO, JUST AS PIGGIES CAN. COLD-BLOODED ANIMALS (FISH AND REPTILES) ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW UNTIL THE DAY THAT THEY DIE.

 GRASS IS NOT SALAD! GRASS IS NOT SALAD! GRASS IS NOT SALAD!

 NOW, HOPEFULLY THAT WILL STICK IN YOUR MIND! YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER, COWS, HORSES, GOATS, AND SHEEP ARE SUSTAINED ON GRASS. GRASS HAS A LOT OF PROTEIN AND FAT IN IT. EVEN YOUR TYPICAL BACK YARD GRASS DOES AS WELL.

 IF YOUR PIGGIE GRAZES A LOT ON GRASS ALL YEAR, OR HERE IN THE MIDWEST JUST A FEW MONTHS A YEAR- YOUR PIGGIE WILL REQUIRE LESS PIG CHOW DURING THOSE TIMES.

 IT IS BEST TO FEED YOUR PIGGIE MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY. PIGGIES ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY! BREAKING UP THEIR FEEDING TIMES WILL MAKE THEM A HAPPIER PIGGIE! I FEED 3 TIMES A DAY. PLUS A SNACK OR TWO. AT MINIMUM FEED 2 TIMES A DAY. 3 TIMES A DAY IS OPTIMAL.  PIGGIES ARE VERY SCHEDULE ORIENTED. TRY AND STICK WITH A SCHEDULE THAT YOU CAN HANDLE 7 DAYS A WEEK. IF 5 DAYS OUT OF THE WEEK YOU GET UP AT 5:00 AM, YOU CAN BET YOUR PIGGIE IS GOING TO BE FUSSY AT 5:00 AM ON THE WEEKEND. SOME LEARN TO ADJUST TO WEEKENDS.

BE SURE NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!!!!! PIGGIES ARE SMART AND IF YOU GIVE IN ONCE AND FEED THEM AT 3:00 AM – THEY WILL WAKE UP LIKE CLOCKWORK AND DEMAND TO BE FED AT 3 AM!!

DO NOT FEED THEM WHEN THEY DEMAND! YOU NEED TO FEED THEM ON YOUR SCHEDULE! NOT THEIR SCHEDULE!

FOOD AMOUNTS:

THIS IS GOING TO VARY A LOT FOR EVERYONE. IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH NATURAL FOOD YOU GIVE THEM, IF THEY GRAZE AND THE TYPE OF COMMERCIAL OR MILL MIXED FEED YOU GIVE THEM.

DO NOT FEED PIG CHOW, HOG FEED OR ANY FEED DESIGNED FOR HOGS. THOSE FEEDS ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE HOGS GROW BIG AND FAST, MANY OF THEM CONTAIN ANTIBIOTICS AND OTHER HORMONES AND CHEMICALS THAT ARE HARMFUL TO POT BELLIES. (LONG TERM USE)

DO NOT FEED DOG OR CAT FOOD. THE HIGH PROTEINS WILL CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE AND EVENTUALLY RENAL FAILURE OVER TIME. THEY ALSO CONTAIN HIGH AMOUNTS OF SALT WHICH IS TOXIC TO PIGGIES. SALT TOXCICITY WILL CAUSE SEIZING/VOMITING/WALKING AS THOUGH THEY ARE DRUNK/AND IN MOST CASES, DEATH. IF THE PIGGIE SURVIVES, THEY WILL HAVE VARYING DEGREES OF BRAIN DAMAGE.

 DO NOT FEED GUINEA PIG OR RABBIT FEED. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN A POT BELLY.

PLAIN CRACKED CORN AND/OR OATS IS NOT ENOUGH NUTRITION

YOU CAN FEED THEM:
MINI-PIG FOOD BY MAZURI
MANNA PRO MINI PIG FOOD
PURINA NATURES MATCH PIG AND SOW (SHOW FORMULATION)

I PERSONALLY DO NOT CARE FOR COMMERCIAL FEEDS. BUT SOME PEOPLE PREFER IT OR DO NOT HAVE AN OPTION.

I HAVE MY OWN MIX MADE AT A LOCAL MILL.  MOST MILLS HAVE A NUTRITIONIST OR A PERSON THAT IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT NUTRITIONAL NEEDS. JUST BE SURE THAT THERE ARE NOT ANY ANTIBIOTICS IN THE FEED MIXED.

 BABIES- ROUGHLY ABOUT 1 CUP PER DAY. SO 1/3 CUP PER FEEDING (3 TIMES A DAY). THIS WILL VARY!!! IF YOUR BABIES BELLY IS REALLY HARD, (TOO MUCH FEED) OR IF THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING FAT, THEN YOU NEED TO LESSEN THE AMOUNT. IF THEY ARE THE RUNT, OR TAKEN FROM MOMMA TOO SOON AND ARE YOUNGER- THEN THEY MAY NOT NEED A CUP. 

 YOU NEED TO EVALUATE YOUR PIGGIE WEEKLY. IF THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING REALLY FAT, THEN LESSEN THE AMOUNT OF FEED, IF THEY SEEM TO BE A BIT MORE THIN, THEN ADD A LITTLE MORE FEED. YOU WANT TO DO THIS IN SMALLER INCREMENTS- 1/8 OF A CUP. YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE AWAY TOO MUCH TOO SOON OR NOT GIVE THEM ENOUGH.

ADULTS: ROUGHLY 2 CUPS PER DAY.

 AND AGAIN- IT ALL VARIES ON THE AMOUNT OF FEED, THE TYPE OF FEED AND IF THEY ARE GRAZING, AND HOW MUCH NATURAL FOOD THEY ARE GETTING.

NATURAL FOOD- HUMAN FOOD:

IT IS THE SAME AS HOW WE EAT, A PIGGIES DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS IDENTICAL TO OURS!

VEGGIES: BE SURE TO WASH VEGGIES VERY WELL. MOST VEGGIES ARE SPRAYED WITH PESTICIDES. (UNLESS ORGANIC )

BEANS, CABBAGE, BRUSSEL SPROUTS, BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER IN SMALLER AMOUNTS. (OR YOU WILL HAVE A TOOTING PIGGIE) NAPA CABBAGE IS A NICE MILD CABBAGE

LETTUCE: ICEBERG LETTUCE HAS A HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT AND MINIMAL NUTRITIONAL VALUE. (ONLY USE FOR CONSTIPATION)

MOST NUTRITIONAL TO LEAST NUTRITIONAL- ROMAINE, GREEN LEAF, BUTTERHEAD (BOSTON AND BIB), RED LEAF AND ICEBERG FOR LAST.

WILD LETTUCE- (LACTUCA VIROSA)AND MOST LETTUCE GROWN IN YOUR GARDEN CONTAINS LACTUCARIUM. WHICH IS BASICALLY LETTUCE OPIUM.  IT IS BEST TO AVOID THESE TYPES OF LETTUCES. IN LARGER AMOUNTS IT CAN BE VERY HARMFUL AND EVEN FATAL TO YOUR PIGGIE.

KALE!- A++++ KALE IS A SUPER GREEN FOOD AND REALLY GOOD FOR YOUR PIGGIE (AND YOU). IT HAS BECOME MUCH MORE WIDELY AVAILABLE!!

CURLY KALE- A++++

SPINACH- A+++++

CARROTS- SMALL AMOUNTS. THEY ARE HIGHER IN CALORIES DUE TO THE HIGHER SUGAR CONTENT

MUSHROOMS- MOST PIGGIES WILL NOT EAT THEM UNLESS THEY ARE ON PIZZA OR IN CHINESE FOOD. THEY ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEIN THOUGH

PEPPERS- MOST PIGGIES WILL NOT EAT RAW BELL PEPPERS- BUT CERTAINLY TRY

ONIONS- AVOID AS THEY CAUSE DIGESTIVE UPSET

GREEN BEANS- MOST BABIES DO NOT LIKE THEM BUT LIKE THEM AS ADULTS

CORN- SMALL AMOUNTS AS CORN HAS A HIGHER CALORIC VALUE, HIGHER IN CARBS, SUGAR AND FAT

SQUASH, ZUCCHINI, EGG PLANT- A+

PUMPKIN- SMALL AMOUNTS AS IT IS A NATURAL LAXATIVE

PARSLEY- IS REALLY GOOD AND IT NATURALLY SUBSIDES DIGESTIVE UPSET AND GAS
PEAS- A+
CUCUMBERS- HIGH IN MOISTURE, LOW CAL  ( REALLY GOOD ON HOT DAYS, OR IF THEY ARE A LITTLE CONSTIPATED)

 CELERY- MOST PIGGIES DO NOT LIKE IT BUT A GOOD LOW CALORIE VEGGIE

 POTATOES/SWEET POTATOES- SMALL AMOUNTS AS HIGH IN CARBS

 RUTABAGA- SMALL AMOUNT AS HIGHER IS CALORIES. GOOD FIBER THOUGH

 PARSNIPS- (RAW) A+

SPROUTS- A+

 TOMATOES ARE GOOD HOWEVER, HIGHER IN ACID CONTENT

 ARTICHOKE

BEETS – BOTH TOPS AND BOTTOMS A++++

 BROAD BEAN

CHICORY

CRESS

GREENS- COLLARD, SWISS CHARD, MUSTARD ETC A++++++

KOHLRABI- TOPS AND BOTTOM

PORE

RADISH- TOPS AND BOTTOM (SOME PIGGIES DO NOT CARE FOR THEM)

SALSIFIS

SWEDE TURNIP

TURNIP

FRUIT:

PRETTY MUCH ALL FRUIT IN MODERATION AS IT IS HIGH IN SUGAR AND CARBS!

PINEAPPLE- VERY SMALL AMOUNT DUE TO THE ACID CONTENT

CITRUS- SMALL AMOUNTS (IF THEY WILL EVEN EAT IT AS MOST WONT) IT IS HIGH IN ACID AND CAUSES RUNNY POO IN LARGER AMOUNTS

AVOCADO- IS GREAT BUT HIGH IN FAT. SKINS AND PIT ARE POISONOUS

 WATERMELON- GOOD BUT TOO MUCH CAN CAUSE RUNNY POO

APPLES, CRAB APPLES, CHERRIES, PEACHES, APRICOTS,PLUMS:

ALL OF THESE FRUITS CONTAIN AMYGDALIN. AMYGDALIN IS A CYANIDE AND SUGAR COMPOUND THAT DEGRADES INTO HYDROGEN CYANIDE (HCN) WHEN METABOLIZED. CYANIDE CAUSES OXYGEN DEPRIVATION IN THE BLOOD AND CAUSES DEATH!!!! PEACHES, CHERRIES AND APRICOTS HAVE THE HIGHEST AMOUNT!

 

BE SURE TO REMOVE SEEDS AND PITS BEFORE FEEDING THE FRUIT TO YOUR PIGGIES. ALSO WASH THE FRUIT VERY, VERY WELL AS FRUITS HAVE HIGH AMOUNTS OF PESTICIDES ON THEM. (UNLESS YOU BUY ORGANIC)

 

THEY ARE NOT AS POISONOUS IF SWALLOWED WHOLE, HOWEVER, ONCE THE SEED/PIT IS BROKEN IT RELEASES THE TOXIN

TOP 10 POISONOUS FRUITS: TO HUMANS (GOOGLE ARTICLE

Almost every single day we eat fruit produced from plants that carry lethal poisons. Most of us think that eating fruit can be nothing but healthy but there are hidden dangers in many common foods. Poisons that make you sick, paralyze and even kill you lurk behind some of our favorites. Most of the time we don’t need to be concerned, but occasionally people accidentally kill themselves by unwittingly eating the wrong part of a plant or a wrong fruit altogether. In order to ensure that this never happens to you, I have put together a list of the 10 poisonous fruit you have to be careful dealing with

10. Almonds

 

Almonds a dry fruit (it is not a nut as many people would have you believe). It has a unique taste and its excellent suitability for use in cooking have made it one of the most popular ingredients in pastry kitchens for centuries. The most flavorsome almonds are bitter almonds (as opposed to “sweet” almonds). They have the strongest scent and are the most popular in many countries. But there is one problem: they are full of cyanide. Before consumption, bitter almonds must be processed to remove the poison. Despite this requirement, some countries make the sale of bitter almonds illegal (New Zealand regretfully is one of them). As an alternative, you can use the pip from an apricot stone which has a similar flavor and poison content. Heating destroys the poison. In fact, you may not know that it is now illegal in the USA to sell raw almonds – all almonds sold are now heat-treated to remove traces of poison and bacteria.

 

9. Cashews

 

Though really seeds and not nuts, cashews grow inside of a shell-like structure that grows on a fruit. When buying “raw cashews” in the store, take note that these nuts have actually been steamed and are not entirely raw. This is because raw cashews contain urushiol, which is the same chemical that you’d find in poison ivy. It can cause the body to have a very similar reaction to one experienced from poison oak or ivy. If a high level of urushiol is ingested, it can be deadly. Cashew poisoning is rare, but those who handle them in order to manufacture them to get the shell off sometimes experience the side-effects.

 

8. Cherries

 

Cherries are definitely one of the most versatile fruits. You can eat them raw, cook them, bake them, and get them tart or sweet. Cherries can even be used in certain types of liquor. Despite their overall red goodness, cherries are toxic. If you’ve ever eaten a cherry and without thought chewed on the pip or left it in your mouth, you more than likely introduced hydrogen cyanide into your body. If a cherry pip is chewed, crushed, or somehow damaged, it automatically produces hydrogen cyanide. Symptoms of mild poisoning include headache, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, and vomiting. Larger doses can lead to difficulty breathing, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and kidney failure. Reactions can include coma, convulsions, and death from respiratory arrest.

 

7. Asparagus

 

Asparagus is a vegetable that gives fruit! Yes, a vegetable that gives fruit, a poisonous one, didn’t get it? Well, because by definition vegetable usually means an edible plant or part of a plant other than a sweet fruit or seed. This typically means the leaf, stem, or root of a plant. So the vege part is not poisonous and is eaten, but the fruit is. Asparagus has been used from early times as a vegetable and medicine, owing to its delicate flavour and diuretic properties. The fruit is a small red berry 6–10 mm diameter, which is poisonous to humans.

 

6. Tomatoes

 

First off, a little interesting trivia: in the US, thanks to a US Supreme Court decision in 1893, tomatoes are vegetables. In the rest of the world they are considered to be fruit (or more accurately, a berry). The reason for this decision was a tax on vegetables but not fruit. You may also be interested to know that technically, a tomato is an ovary. The leaves and stems of the tomato plant contain a chemical called “Glycoalkaloid” which causes extreme nervousness and stomach upsets. Despite this, they can be used in cooking to enhance flavor, but they must be removed before eating. Cooking in this way does not allow enough poison to seep out but can make a huge difference in taste. Finally, to enhance the flavor of tomatoes, sprinkle a little sugar on them. Now we just need to work out whether they are “toe-mah-toes” or “toe-may-toes”.

 

5. Apricot

 

 

 

Apricots might not be toxic themselves but if you ingest the seeds along (in larger doses), they are. Seeds or kernels of the apricot grown in central Asia and around the Mediterranean are so sweet that they may be substituted for almonds. The Italian liqueur amaretto and amaretti biscotti are flavored with extract of apricot kernels as well as almonds. Oil pressed from these cultivars has been used as cooking oil. Apricot kernels can sometimes be strong-tasting and bitter. They feature in recipes for apricot jam, and Italian amaretto cookies and liqueur. Taken in excess, they may produce symptoms of cyanide poisoning, including nausea, fever, rash, headaches, insomnia, increased thirst, weakness, lethargy, nervousness, various aches and pains in joints and muscles, a drop in blood pressure. It is known for containing amygdalin, a toxic cyanogenic glycoside.

 

4. Jatropha Fruit

 

Jatropha is a drought resistant perennial shrub or small tree that produces seeds up to 35 years but can live up to 50 years. Jatropha grows fast with little or no maintenance and reaches the average height of about 3 meters but it can grow up to 8 meters. Since the Jatropha plant’s average height is about three meters, harvesting is easy and the plant can be grown practically anywhere (ordinary soil, sandy, gravely or rocky soil) and adapts easily to different climates. Jatropha is resistant to droughts -it can stand up to two years without rainfall. The tree also has a short gestation period, it will bear a several fruits starting at about 6 months old and be fully fruit bearing between one to two years. The sufferers will be mostly then in areas affected by drought. The seeds of this genus are also a source of the highly poisonous toxalbumin curcin. Despite this, the seeds are occasionally eaten after roasting, which reduces some of the toxicity. Its sap is a skin irritant, and ingesting as few as three untreated seeds can be fatal to humans.

 

3. Daphne

 

It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1.5 m tall, it is very poisonous for people, though fruit-eating birds like thrushes are immune and eat them, dispersing the seeds in their droppings. Daphne mezereum is very toxic because of the daphnetoxin present especially in the berries and twigs. If poisoned, victims experience a choking sensation. Handling the fresh twigs can cause rashes and eczema in sensitive individuals. Despite this, it is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens for its attractive flowers.

 

2. European Spindle

 

The fruit is poisonous, containing amongst other substances, the alkaloids theobromine and caffeine, as well as an extremely bitter terpene. Poisonings are more common in young children, who are enticed by the brightly-coloured fruits. Ingestion can result in liver and kidney damage and even death. There are many other species of Euonymus, many (if not all) of which are also poisonous.

 

1. Apple

 

An apple a day will keep the doctor away. Unless you eat the seeds. Like cherries and other fruits, they contain cyanogenic glycosides causing cyanide. Seeds from one apple will not likely cause an effect but people have eaten enough to die from it.

 

***REMEMBER THESE ARE ALL STATED FOR HUMANS- ANIMALS ARE MORE SENSITIVE****

 

 

 

GRAINS, CEREAL,BREAD:

 

 GOOD IN SMALL AMOUNTS. GOOD SOURCE OF FIBER HOWEVER, SUGARY CEREALS ARE HIGHER IN CARBS AS WELL AS SOME GRAINS AND BREAD

 

 FLAX SEED: A++++++++++. YOU SHOULD GIVE YOUR PIGGIE 1-2 T PER DAY! IT IS A GREAT SOURCE OF OMEGA 3, AND HELPS MAINTAIN HEALTHY SKIN AND HAIR!  ****BE  SURE THAT IT IS GROUND FLAX SEED. THEY CAN NOT DIGEST THE HULL OF THE WHOLE FLAX SEED. *** BE SURE TO REFRIGERATE THE GROUND FLAX SEED. THE OILS CAN GO RANCID.  IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO BUY WHOLE FLAX SEED AND GRIND IT YOURSELF. IT ENSURES A FRESHER PRODUCT FOR YOUR PIGGIE!

GRASS FAMILY GRAINS:

*Barley, *Bulgur wheat, Corn, *Durum wheat, Fonio, *Kamut, Millet, **Oats, Popcorn, Rice, Rye, *Semolina wheat, Sorghum, *Spelt, Teff, *Triticale, *Wheat, Wild rice

 *CONTAINS GLUTEN, SOME GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

 **Oats (may contain a gluten analogue; usually contaminated by gluten in processing)

 

 Pseudocereals are foods that can be used like grains, but come from plants that aren't related to the Grass Family. They aren't technically grains.

 

Buckwheat Family

Buckwheat

 

Goosefoot / Amaranth Family

Amaranth

 Coxcomb (Celosia)

 Pitseed Goosefoot (Lambsquarters)

 Quinoa

 

Mint Family

Chia

Acacia Genus

 Acacia seed

 Wattleseed

LEGUMES:

 

ALFALFA, CLOVER, PEAS, BEANS, LENTILS, SOYBEANS AND PEANUTS (LESS COMMON- LUPINS, MESQUITE AND CAROB)

 

LEGUMES ARE A GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN

 

AVOID A LOT OF PEANUTS AS THEY ARE HIGH IN SODIUM  (AND FAT)

 

ALFALFA AND CLOVER ARE FOUND IN A LOT OF SPROUT MIXES AT THE STORE. OR GROW YOUR OWN JAR

 

 

NUTS:

HIGH AMOUNTS OF BRAZIL NUTS WILL CAUSE SELENIUM TOXICITY

GOOD IN SMALL AMOUNTS. BE SURE THEY ARE LOW IN SODIUM. MOST NUTS IN A CAN ARE HIGH IN SODIUM. NUTS ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEIN AND HAVE THE “GOOD FATS” IN THEM

 

 

MEAT/FISH:

 

DO NOT FEED ANY RAW OR UNDER-COOKED MEAT!!!!!! MEAT CAN BE CONTAMINATED WITH ECOLI, BRUCELLOSIS, NORO VIRUS,CAMPYLOBACTER, LISTERIA, SHIGELLA , STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, VIBRO GASTROENTERITIS, PLESIMONSAS SHIELLOIDES, BACILLUSCERUS OR CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM.  PARASITES CAN ALSO BE CONTRACTED LIKE:  CRYPTOSPORIDIUM, GIARDIA AND TRICHINELLA.

 

THERE ARE MANY NATURAL SOURCES OF PROTEIN FROM VEGGIES.

 

DO NOT GIVE CHICKEN BONES, ANY ANIMAL SKIN OR FAT!!!

 

EGGS:

 

DO NOT FEED RAW EGGS DUE TO SALMONELLA

IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CHICKENS THAT ARE NPIP CERTIFIED THEN YOU WILL HAVE LESS OF A CHANCE OF HAVING SALMONELLA

 

 

`DAIRY:

 

ONLY IN SMALL AMOUNTS.  COW DAIRY PRODUCTS CAUSE DIGESTIVE UPSET. UNLESS YOU BUY ORGANIC DAIRY PRODUCTS, THEY ARE FULL OF GMO’S. NOT GOOD FOR PIGGIE OR HUMAN!

 

 

 

POTATO CHIPS/FRENCH FRIES- MAYBE 1 -2 ON RARE OCCASION.  TOO HIGH IN SALT AND FAT

 

 

PIZZA- VERY LITTLE, HIGH IN SALT AND DAIRY

 

 

 

LEFT-OVERS- IN MODERATION. BE SURE IT IS NOT TOO HIGH IN FAT OR SODIUM! BE SURE TO FEED LESS PIG CHOW MIX THAT DAY AS WELL. BEST TO FEED LEFT-OVERS IN MULTIPLE FEEDINGS. IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE LEFT ON YOUR PLATE AFTER DINNER- SURE THAT IS FINE. JUST SKIP A SNACK THAT NIGHT.

 

 

 

HOT WEATHER FOODS:

 

FOODS THAT ARE GREAT TO FEED WHEN IT IS HOT OUT AND YOU WANT TO BE SURE THAT THEY ARE GETTING PLENTY OF HYDRATION:

 

LETTUCE, CUCUMBER, WATERMELON, AND GIVE THEM FROZEN VEGGIES (NOT THAWED) TO COOL THEM DOWN (ALSO HIGHER IN MOISTURE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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