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We have a gerbil, who seemed healthy and happy. Suddenly

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We have a gerbil, who seemed healthy and happy. Suddenly bleeding from rectum and trying desperately to remove stool. He us still fairly fit, but how can we help?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the gerbil?
Customer: I know guinea pigs can be helped with impaction, can gerbils?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 month ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. the first thing I would do is take a warm wet wash cloth with a little bit of mild soap and try to clean that area gently. Be careful not to get bitten. Once clean, can you take a picture of the area for me to assess?