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    Arthritis in Chin leg?

    Thank you for the tip! I’ve been trying to find a vet that’s open that had experience with chins, but it’s kinda of an uphill battle :( I hate seeing her not being able to jump properly and stuff.
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    Arthritis in Chin leg?

    TLDR: Chin probably has arthritis, how do you go about alleviating the symptoms? Hi, I’ve posted before regarding this particular chin of mine, but I would love it if anyone can give me more tips and pointers. I previously wrote about how Mimi chewed her left inner thigh open. I had finally...
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    Chin keeps opening wound

    TLDR: Can I use a liquid bandage for a wound, and if so, what brands do you recommend? Hi, I have a 6 yr old female chinchilla who recently chewed on her leg, making a pretty big wound. I was successful in healing that particular wound, as her natural skin has basically grown over it. However...
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Yeah, I never want to go through that again, for multiple reasons haha. Mimi was not a happy camper being syringe fed. I tried wrapping it, she basically chews through it or it just comes off eventually :(. It’s mostly just a flesh wound at this point, so not too worried. I’m putting udder cream...
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Hi, yes! She is completely better now. The leg is looking much much better, but it’s taking a while to heal since she keeps picking at the scab. The doctor said I could put a cone around her neck, but also said that might cause her to stop eating again, so decided not to do that. Thank you for...
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Thank you to everyone that replied. She has started going regularly, although she had some diarrhea today, so the vet told me to put her off of the cisapride. The next problem is to keep her from picking at the wound on her leg, and her opening it up again. The vet said they have a collar I can...
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Hi, thanks for your reply! I was able to get her to eat MUCH easier when I used a smaller syringe (1 ml vs 10 ml). She has finally started going regularly!
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Hi, thanks for the feedback. I did try massaging her stomach, not too sure if I have been able to do so correctly or not. The critical care food is mixed with water, so it has a smoothie-like texture. I think she is getting enough water from the critical care solution, but I’ll see if I can get...
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Thank you! Yeah I’m feeding 10 ml a time, but it’s pretty difficult... also worried that she’ll develop bloat from being stuffed. I’m super worried, but she is able to move around pretty well. How long did your chin take to recover from GI statis, if you don’t mind me asking?
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Thank you! Yeah I’m feeding 10 ml a time, but it’s pretty difficult... also worried that she’ll develop bloat from being stuffed. I’m super worried, but she is able to move around pretty well. How long did your chin take to recover from GI statis, if you don’t mind me asking?
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    How much critical care is safe?

    Thank you very much for your input. I’ve been splitting it up since it’s hard for her to eat a lot at once, but I am extremely worried about how she is not defecating. Hoping things will get better very soon. I was also prescribed cisapride for her. Do you know any negative effects cisapride has...
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    How much critical care is safe to give?

    TLDR: the vet recommended feeding 20-25ml of critical care 3 times a day (total of 60-75ml a day), which seems like a crazy amount. Any thoughts? Hello, my chins recently hurt her leg doing god knows what. She had torn soft tissue on the hind left leg before, and after 2 to 3 months of cage...
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    How much critical care is safe?

    TLDR: the vet recommended feeding 20-25ml of critical care 3 times a day (total of 60-75ml a day), which seems like a crazy amount. Any thoughts? Hello, my chins recently hurt her leg doing god knows what. She had torn soft tissue on the hind left leg before, and after 2 to 3 months of cage...
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    Reintroducing Cagemates

    Hello, I have 2 chinchillas that have been cagemates for about 2 years. They are both female. They have never had fights, and always loved to cuddle together. About a month ago, I noticed one of them limping, and took her to the vet. The vet diagnosed it as torn soft tissue, and issued cage...
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    Chinchilla Seems to Sleep More than Usual

    Hello, Thank you for the reply! No he doesn't really play with them, it's that he works in the living room a lot so he is always seeing them out of the corner of his eye. Mimi seems to be alert and energetic especially when I feed/interact with her at night, so I am not too worried. Our...
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