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 on: Yesterday at 06:47:24 PM 
Started by iheartchins - Last post by iheartchins
I will. When I was giving her the dose this evening I got half of it in and then she pulled away, but when I tried to give her the rest she started licking the syringe and wanted more. She must like the taste.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:03:33 PM 
Started by Mannybilly1030 - Last post by Mannybilly1030
The good thing is that coccidia is fairly specific to the species of animal that has it. Giardia on the other hand can infect you and other pets so be careful until you can get a diagnosis. Both are common chinchilla ailments.

I have also heard Giaridia is harder to take care of, also the vet said its minor if it was bad to were immediate attention was needed was signs of not eating, playing, mucus or watery poop. But he said its soft which is minor.

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 on: Yesterday at 03:35:24 PM 
Started by Mannybilly1030 - Last post by GrayRodent
The good thing is that coccidia is fairly specific to the species of animal that has it. Giardia on the other hand can infect you and other pets so be careful until you can get a diagnosis. Both are common chinchilla ailments.

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 on: Yesterday at 03:20:22 PM 
Started by Mannybilly1030 - Last post by Mannybilly1030
Recommend you take some samples of the stool and send it to the vet.

This is also one of the reasons not to get lots of other pets in addition to chinchillas... chins are semi-fragile creatures, and if money is tight, it's probably a good idea to budget in a cash reserve for bringing them to the vet, rather than spending the money on enlarging your menagerie.
There's no point having 5 different pets and you can't afford the time or money to take care of them, much better keep it at 2 pets but you take very good care of them.

I contacted my vet and he did recommend bringing 3 stools in. But he said from what i told him it sounds like a minor case of coccidia or maybe from the pellet food being exposed to something. He does own a heard of 7 chinchillas himself so he knows from that too. He also asked me to bring in a baggy of the pellet food with me to see if there was a problem. And i do have the money thats no problem for all my pets there all healthy just have been having trouble with the chins.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:07:31 PM 
Started by iheartchins - Last post by mb30
That's great news. My chin ate the entire time she was on baytril but her appetite definitely was not as big as usual.
I tried to give her a variety of hay and different things to keep her interested in eating. I don't know if it helped or not. I think we gave her critical care two times during the 3rd or 4th day on the baytril. Looking back i'm not sure if it was necessary. I was a little worried since i have never had to deal with baytril and i read a bunch about it online and saw some pretty scary stories. Keep an eye that your chin is still drinking too.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:34:58 AM 
Started by iheartchins - Last post by iheartchins
I'll make sure to keep her on the meds until the course is over. I gave her another dose this morning. She ate a cheerio and some hay this morning (that I saw) and was eating regularly last night.

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 on: Yesterday at 06:15:14 AM 
Started by iheartchins - Last post by GrayRodent
I expect you'll notice a change in a day or two. Baytril is a very effective drug.
Do not discontinue the meds just because you notice no symptoms. Give the full course as directed by your veterinarian. You don't want to partially kill the infection with antibiotics. Unless it is totally killed off it will come back as an antibiotic resistant infection.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:38:56 AM 
Started by Mannybilly1030 - Last post by Jasonred79
Recommend you take some samples of the stool and send it to the vet.

This is also one of the reasons not to get lots of other pets in addition to chinchillas... chins are semi-fragile creatures, and if money is tight, it's probably a good idea to budget in a cash reserve for bringing them to the vet, rather than spending the money on enlarging your menagerie.
There's no point having 5 different pets and you can't afford the time or money to take care of them, much better keep it at 2 pets but you take very good care of them.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:00:54 AM 
Started by iheartchins - Last post by mb30
I wouldn't give a dust bath until the round of antibiotics is finished. A week seems like a long time but it's better safe than sorry. You don't want any irritants to get into the affected area

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 on: September 16, 2014, 08:32:48 PM 
Started by iheartchins - Last post by iheartchins
Oh, and I can still let her dust bathe right?

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