It has been noted time and time again that dogs and pigs are NOT great companions. Why you ask? Pigs are prey animals and dogs are predators by nature, so while it may appear as if the two are playing, often times it starts as play and gets rough, and a dog will win the battle in the end. It is NEVER a good idea to leave dogs and pigs unsupervised. Click here to see our page dedicated to pigs and dogs and why it is a dangerous combination. Does this mean we are telling you that every dog is dangerous? No, thats not what we said or trying to imply. What we ARE saying is that keeping a pig and dog(s) together is putting your pig at risk. Look at the link, read the information, see the pictures for yourself. We have seen it week after week, month after month, same thing over and over again. DO NOT risk your pigs life, it's not worth it!
Some animals do well while others are not big fans of another pet in general. How do you know which animals will do well with a pig? You don't. Animals that aren't considered predators are usually pretty safe to introduce to your pig. However, leaving them unsupervised still isn't a good idea until you determine how well they'll actually do together. You likely didn't find your best friend in 10 minutes; as soon as you met, don't expect your pig to either. Relationships of any kind take some time to develop, so give your pig time to become acclimated to a new buddy. We definitely don't want or suggesting that anyone to run out and get a second animal you're not prepared for, we just wanted to show you some unusual pig friendships. Here are some piggy BFF's that we found.
Sometimes it is a human friend like in this family.