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Pet Pigs Philadelphia PA

Choosing a pig has to be done with the utmost care. Unscrupulous dealers sell pigs that they claim are the pot-bellied variety, but are in fact not. Beware -- average pigs of "standard" breeds, such as the Poland China or Chester White, can weight 500-900 pounds as adults.

PETCO
(215) 423-4414
3300 Aramingo Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(215) 462-2080
2360 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(215) 728-6701
7422 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(856) 488-0643
2230 Marlton Pike West Suite 3
Cherry Hill, NJ
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(215) 885-3635
901 Old York Rd
Jenkintown, PA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(215) 743-9602
4640-60 E Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(610) 658-9710
270 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm

PetSmart
(856) 910-1400
2135 Route 38 Ste B
Cherry Hill, NJ
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(856) 303-0944
2501 Route 130 South
Cinnaminson, NJ
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(610) 690-0345
400 S. State Road
Springfield, PA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

What to Expect from a Pet Pig

By Yona Zeldis McDonough for WebVet

Before getting a pet pig, it’s best to have all the facts. Every year, many pet pigs are abandoned to shelters because their owners didn’t have a clear idea of what to expect. Pigs can make lovable pets but can be high maintenance. Pot-bellied or Vietnamese pigs are making their way into more and more homes, and not just those down on the farm.

Is owning a pig legal in the city?

Some urban areas are zoned for pigs, but many are not. Check for local ordinances before moving ahead. If finding this information is difficult, one might consider contacting an animal law attorney .  Some people keep pigs in the yard, but this is not a viable option if the pig is left alone for any length of time; lonely pigs will scream. The pig will need to live indoors, though he should be walked (a leash and harness are fine) on a regular basis. For sleeping, he needs a spot with soft bedding, away from any drafts.

Choosing a pig has to be done with the utmost care. Unscrupulous dealers sell pigs that they claim are the pot-bellied variety, but are in fact not. Beware -- average pigs of "standard" breeds, such as the Poland China or Chester White, can weight 500-900 pounds as adults. Ask to see the stock that confirms the offspring are small, and that both parents and piglets are accustomed to human contact.

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Do you own any pets?
Yes: 92%
No: 7%
What type(s) of pet(s) do you own? (Select all that apply)
Dog: 69%
Cat: 48%
Bird: 6%
Small pet (e.g. rabbit, hamster, ferret): 8%
Exotic pet (snake, lizard): 4%
Fish: 13%
Horse: 2%
Pig: 0%
Other farm animal: 1%
Other: 0%
What types of pet information do you most frequently seek out on the Internet? (Select all that apply)
Health-related symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, limping, etc.): 56%
In-depth information about your pet's health (allergies, ticks and fleas, nutrition, etc.): 44%
Cute pet pictures or funny videos: 41%
Pets in the News (hero stories, photo contests, etc.): 18%
Breed information or place to adopt a pet: 27%
Finding a vet for your pet: 25%
Alerts (pet food recalls, seasonal alerts, etc.): 29%
Other: 12%
How important is it that the medical/health-related content you find is veterinarian-approved?
Not at all important: 2%
Not that important: 5%
Neutral: 33%
Important: 30%
Very important: 26%
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