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    Animal Therapy Dog

    Most therapy dogs are either Labrador retrievers or Golden retrievers. They can be very social and people pleasing. They are gentle, patient and smart by nature.
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    URGENT CHINCHILLA NOT EATING

    I buy Mazuri in bulk and freeze it in Ziploc bags. That way I can use a small amount at a time. And the bottom of the bag is as fresh as the top of the bag. Also, I don't waste any by throwing away what went bad.🐭💕
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    Chins in need of serious help in Tampa, FL

    This person should turn them over to the humane society or a chinchilla rescue. Report them to the human society and Chin rescues for breeding without a license and abuse.Possibly extortion.
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    Rehoming Chinchilla

    I think what was initially intended was that small children ages 4 to ~7 (and not in all cases).... should not be given any pet unless they fully understand the responsibility of caring for the pet properly. Bunnies come to mind around Easter time many bunnies are given to children as pets/toys...
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    Discharge... Again!

    Hi Kalibo, I'm having that very same issue right now with Swee Swee. She constantly has her nose in her genitals and I can't figure it out. I picked her up and turned her over and I could see the same thing some grayish whitish fluid around her vaginal area. I took a cool damp paper towel and...
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    Is this serious?

    Take a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide on it and rub the area. Do this three or four times until the area is clean. Then take a q-tip with some triple antibiotic on it and apply it to the wound. It's best to do this in the morning as he will probably sleep during the day and leave it...
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    Chinchillas eye got removed and is oozing!!!

    That's strange that there is no swelling warmth or pain to the affected area. It's difficult to know without being able to see any of the symptoms. The suggestion below may help. Feed him a bit of Critical Care with his normal food. Continue to use a warm compress as much as he will allow...
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    Chinchillas eye got removed and is oozing!!!

    Get to the Vet !! Sounds like an infection. Is the area swollen/warm/painful?
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    ears down

    Nose not knows🙄.... talk to text error.
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    ears down

    Swee does the same thing with her front feet. She rub s her mouth and knows vigorously and then pulls on her whiskers in a downward fashion. And then she turns around and does some grooming. I assumed that this was grooming behavior. That there may be scent glands in or near the whisker...
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    ears down

    Sweet Sweet Does something similar. When she's sleeping in her hut her ears go back and they are warm. A minute or two after she wakes up they are normal temperature a little cool to the touch. And she behaves normally. She does not bark in the way your chin does. She will run on her wheel quite...
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    Taking a chinchilla out of it's "house"

    It seems that, in general, chins don't like being picked up or held. Swee-Swee (my chin) runs into her hut as well. I don't pull her out of it b/c I want her to have a "safe place" to run to. If I need to medicate or examine her I take the hut out and try to catch her quickly so she doesn't...
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    Chin in fire area struggling to breath

    My most sincere condolences. That vet response was quite poor. The vets I have worked with would have let you come in regardless of the time of day. There were times when animals were hit by cars in the middle of the night and he and I would meet the owners at the clinic and admit them into...
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    Chinchilla breathing problems

    Good going with the Dehumidifier.. Definitely need to keep humidity in check. Leave no stone unturned. Ask your vet "Why is there such a difference in appearance between the two lungs?" It's obvious... but is it normal? Do the antibiotics seem to be working? 💖🐭🙋🏻‍♀️
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    Chinchilla breathing problems

    From the x-ray it seems he only has one functional lung. I'm not a Veterinarian so it's not a professional opinion. However, the lung on the right side of photo appears to be (full of fluid?) / not functional. How long has his breathing been short and fast? Swollen lymph nodes indicate an...
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    Nutrition Critical Care

    Swee Swee has a membrane in the front corner of her left eye. It doesn't seem to bother her. She is eating, drinking and pooping normally. Her behavior hasn't changed.The membrane is white. It is not swollen or irritated. Has anyone else experienced this?
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    Nutrition Critical Care

    Thank you Amethyst, for the good suggestions.🐀🙋🏻‍♀️
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    Nutrition Critical Care

    Is it beneficial to give critical care to a chinchilla once in a while for a nutritional boost? 🐁🙋🏻‍♀️
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