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Formal Statement from NAPPA Regarding Ending Pet Pig Homelessness
Issued on : 2/18/2019

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The North American Pet Pig Association, Inc. founded in 1989, is dedicated to providing education to enable pet pigs to have the highest quality of life possible. This mission aligns with the mission of Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center, Inc., recently closed due to the retirement of its president, Lana Hollenbeck.

FAREC and NAPPA have formed a partnership, whereby volumes of valuable material on the FAREC website will be carefully incorporated into the North American Pet Pig Association (http://www.petpigs.com) website.

The NAPPA board thanks Lana for many years of service and guidance to the pig community. Lana has spearheaded conferences, coordinated rescues of large numbers of pigs, worked with new sanctuaries, helped advance pig medicine, and more.

We also welcome FAREC supporters. We hope you will continue to receive the same high level of support from NAPPA.

North American Pet Pig Association Board of Directors


Preserving and protecting pet pigs since 1989, NAPPA has a love for all pigs, both big and small! We are completely run by volunteers, and have always been a non profit organization. All funds we raise go into helping pigs by providing emergency medical assistance for injured or sick pigs, spay and neuter funds, sanctuary grants to pay for straw, feed, and other supplies, sponsoring the Swine Medical Database, and so much more. We work hard to educate, whether it be pig parents or the general public who have misconceptions about pigs. Its our goal to enact changes in legislation to change pet pigs from livestock to companion animals, giving them the same rights and protections that dogs and cats are allowed. We advocate for adoption or rescue when you’re thinking of adding a pig to your family, and are here to provide a network of support with your new friend!

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Constipation in Pet PigsConstipation

The diet of the pig is made up of its pet pig food, vegetables, fruit, grasses and water. Daily, a normal, healthy, adult pig will drink at least one gallon of water. During this time some water is picked up in the pig’s body so that digested food can be converted to a state where it can easily be passed out as feces. Feces contain about 10 to 12% water. The shape and consistency of the feces depends on the milling of the pig food, the types of foods the pet pig eats, and the health of the pig. Problems that can be related to the passing of fecal matter are related to the passing of feces are no or reduced amount of food eaten due to illness, sore mouth, lack of exercise and a reduction of drinking water. All of which can lead to a reduced or hard and small feces and might cause constipation. Constipation is not a disease. To help with this situation: is your pet provided enough drinking water, is your pig getting enough daily exercise? If so, you would want to check if your pig has the following problem such as sore mouth, or tooth. Once the cause of constipation has been determined the problem corrects the feces should soon return to normal. Always consult with your Veterinarian.

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We are pleased to inform everyone that some of NAPPA's directors spoke with a marketing specialist from Land O' Lakes, they own Mazuri, in terms of helping Mazuri better represent potbelly pigs on their bags and in their ads. It was very enlightening experience into what goes on behind the scenes and we are delighted to be part of this process. We are hoping to help them add a body score chart, working with a vet, updating the photos on active adult and mature maintenance to give accurate photo of an adult compared to a piglet, and getting more accurate info out about potbelly pigs.
This is a huge undertaking for both NAPPA and Mazuri as this is just the start of communications. It won't happen overnight, but we are excited to help inform pet pig owners of correct information alongside Mazuri.

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In partnership with The Pet Industry. NAPPA was founded to preserve and protect the pet pig, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. When we work together under a common cause, we're both saving lives and educating pet pig owners. ...

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With the input, help, and encouragement of people from all walks of life, and from all over the United States and Canada, the North American Pet Pig Association (NAPPA) was organized in 1989, making it the oldest potbellied pig service organization in the United States. NAPPA is a non profit organization and holds a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. NAPPA was organized specifically to preserve and protect the potbellied pig breed, with an emphasis on education. The activities of NAPPA are guided by the input, contributions, and energy of its members and directors. Membership in NAPPA is open to anyone interested in potbellied pigs, whether pet owners, potential pet owners, rescue/sanctuary, veterinarians, or just friends.

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