I have a 22 year old chin with eye problems

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lilrose54

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Hello All I have a 22-year-old chinchilla that’s been having some eye problems. Couple years ago he looked like he had nine faction I did take him to the vet got some ointment he actually got better. Since then every time his eye gets worse I clean it out and put the ointment in it and he gets better. But this time it’s not working. It looks like maybe both of his eyes are a little watery and they’ve gotten smaller. I’ve had a chin with teeth problem before it doesn’t seem like that’s the problem he’s not drooling. His eyes are not wet. And it was seeming every time I give a dust bath it gets worse. So I’ve been trying to clean out his eyes after a dust bath and also maybe giving him a dust bath on the table where he doesn’t shake it in his eyes. I wonder if these little guys can get allergies like humans. Just a thought. I did make an appointment with the vet but it’s not till Tuesday. I’m a senior citizen just trying to take care of these little guys. Plus I have a little rescue with problems and a chicken. Which I’m trying to help them.Anybody have any helpful information please let me know I’d greatly appreciate it. I’m just attaching a picture of my chains and my little doggie he’s a little rescue he’s actually got a little broken jaw and bad teeth which I’m trying to help them right now. The chinchilla with the eye problems as I seem a little bit smaller and watery but I don’t see any wetness under his eyes or by his mouth. But he keeps moving his whiskers like he’s chewing on something.
 

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Chinmin

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How is he doing now? Did you call a vet and ask if they can have allergies, and if so can you give them a small amount of something such as Benedryl?
 

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Chins don't necessarily have allergies, but they can be sensitive to their dust. Is he eating and doing all things chin normally? At 22 I would be worried about his teeth if he had a combination of symptoms like eyes, wet chin or mouth, not eating well, etc.
 
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