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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Chin had a long seizure, took him to the vet, have an xray,need an opinion

A week after we got him he had a seizure for 3-4 minutes. We thought
he was done for, but he suddenly continued with
his usual business and was cheerful.

After a month he had a problem with his right eye. He would close it
sometimes and sometimes it would look fine.
Eye didn't look wet, but the hair around is was messed up. It seamed
to resolved itself after a week.

He poops and eats regularly even now. We have another chin that is
completely fine. Food wasn't changed and they get a raisin every 2-3
days.

-- 1 months later, last night

After his normal 10-15min time out of the cage (we let them out 4-5
times a day out of the cage), he just went into the cage and:

First had a spasm then, his whole body was shaking (small twitched)
for a second. every 3 seconds, every 1-2min several times that night.
He didn't have control over his legs, he was running and jumping badly
into things, but like he had brain damage.
He was tumbling all over, with his bum going to the side when he walked.

After few minutes of moving he would have a spasm and look like he is
going to die.
I massaged his belly and it seamed to help as he would go out of
spasm, and start running jumping again.
A few times he seamed completely fine, jumping well off the walls and such.

This was repeated for almost 2 hour until he lay in his cage shaking
uncontrollably.
Then the second chin lay next to him and he calmed down, so shaking stopped.

So he got through the night, and i went to the vet this morning. He
took an xray, which i attached.
He was much better this morning but not the same.
The vet said teeth are piercing (don't know a better word) through his
sinuses, and gave him this medicine: Cobactan 0.2ml and Cortisone
0.3ml
He said i should come tomorrow for a treatment but he doesn't know
what it will be.

He also said he will treat the sinuses/infection/teeth's situation but
doesn't know why he had that seizure.

---

So I'm posting here because frankly i trust you more then my vet, and
want an opinion about situation and xray.
I have x ray picture but I can't submit it, forum doesn't allow me.

I also have a few videos of him from last night if it helps ill upload them.

Thanks and sorry for my bad english.



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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 04:52 PM
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I've not kept up with safe antibiotics for rodents, but Cobactan appears to be a cephalosporin, which is not recommended in rabbits and like animals:
http://www.rabbit.org/health/antibiotics.html
I would strongly suggest asking your vet about its safety in small animals such as rabbits and research giving it, if not asking for a different antibiotic.

It honestly doesn't sound like a seizure to me, it sounds like a spasm of some sort, possibly from pain or something neurological? It's hard to tell.

You can email me the link to your picture, I can post it for you.

Please read the thread stickied at the top of this forum regarding malocclusion. When it's gone into the sinuses, it's quite painful and difficult to treat.

Best wishes for you and your chin.

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I've not kept up with safe antibiotics for rodents, but Cobactan appears to be a cephalosporin, which is not recommended in rabbits and like animals:
I would strongly suggest asking your vet about its safety in small animals such as rabbits and research giving it, if not asking for a different antibiotic.

It honestly doesn't sound like a seizure to me, it sounds like a spasm of some sort, possibly from pain or something neurological? It's hard to tell.

You can email me the link to your picture, I can post it for you.

Please read the thread stickied at the top of this forum regarding malocclusion. When it's gone into the sinuses, it's quite painful and difficult to treat.

Best wishes for you and your chin.
Thanks for reply

I read sticky about malocclusion before i made a thread. I also made it on chins-n-hedgies (hope its not against the rules) and there they also said the vet shouldn't have given him those meds.

Im interested now mainly about how does xray look to you ? How bad is it, and is it to early to think about euthanization ?

Its look like the vet is a bad one. So is his statement about sinuses even true ?

How can i know if my chin is in pain ?
If he eats, drinks, poops, pees, is taking a dust bath, running and jumping against the walls could he still be in serious pain ?
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Honestly it's hard to say with that x-ray, as it isn't a good still shot, it looks like the chin moved. I can see the part where the vet thinks it's in the sinus cavity, but I am not a vet so it's difficult to make any sort of recommendation.

Chinchillas are prey animals. They are genetically programmed to hide pain, because pain equals weakness to predators. It's very difficult to know when they're in pain, unfortunately.

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I would probably seek a second opinion, it doesn't look like advanced dental disease to me and I would want a more knowledgeable vet to take a look. I realize that may be difficult given your location, you may have to go on your gut feeling and how many good days versus bad days your chin is having.

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i would definetly seek a second opnion

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