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Both of our gerbil's are lethargic today. They were in great

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Both of our gerbil's are lethargic today. They were in great health and condition yesterday.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the gerbil. What is the gerbil's name and age?
Customer: 1 1/2 years. Buzz Lightyear and Lightning McQueen
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Buzz Lightyear?
Customer: Yesterday, my 10 year-old put a dust bath in their cage. That was the only thing that was different. Could this have caused their illness?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I'm sorry that no one has reached out to you before this moment. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) How are Buzz and Lightning doing today?
2) Were there any changes to their setup? New bedding? New foods? New stresses?
3) Any sneezing, eye discharge, etc. from either of them?
4) Any new cleaners or perfumes used within the home?
5) What kind of dust was used for the dust bath?

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