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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Joan replied 11 months ago.


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.?