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My chinchilla is 2 years old and was not eating and driking

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Hello, my chinchilla is 2 years old and was not eating and driking at all.... urine and poops ok. She is still playing but sometimes range the teeth.... seens to be in pain. A vet took a CBC and leukopenia and neutropenia were detected. The X ray showed a lot of gas in her stomach. The vet wants to remove her uterus....pyometra. But I am not confortable with this. Ive been studying and it seens to be gastric... please help me.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the chinchilla's name?
Customer: Astrid
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Astrid?
Customer: I guess not
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Joan replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years. I would love to assist you with this problem.

How long has the chin been off food?

What type of diet do you feed?

Is there any wetness under the mouth.?

Joan