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My degu all of the sudden is barely moving and his breathing is really rapid. What can I do??
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His stomach is wet and he is squeaking like crazy
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Pet Specialist: Joan, Vet Technician replied 2 years ago
Joan
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in exotics and small mammals.

The Degu is showing signs pf pain with his squeaking and the wet abdomen may be he urinated on himself or a scent gland oozing. Unfortunately without a hands on exam by a Vet the symptoms are non specific. He needs to be seen by a Vet asap. It is hard to pinpoint what is going on. Al I can recommend is to try and keep him warm and calm and get hi into be seen today asap.

Joan

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