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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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i think my poor baby Andy is suffering from heat stroke...

please help?? i have him in a cool enviro right now and he his responsive and he ate a couple rasins..... anything else i can do??? he seems really weak......
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-13-2007, 12:39 AM
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some water or something? im really not sure, sorry im no help i hope your baby is ok.



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thnx, i think he'll be ok...i'm going to be up like ALL night checking on him!!

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put him in the fridge for a bit to cool down



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i did last night
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Tara, heat stroke can be fatal. Them just getting a little warm is one thing, but a truly overheated chin will just lie there with rapid breathing, usually pale mucous membranes (cheeks/gums in their case) and be minimally responsive. If that happens, they need a vet, ASAP and it's usually too late at that point.

Methods to cool a chin include cool surfaces, indirect a/c air on them (i.e. in the cage, circulating), and even dampening their ears (not wet, just moist) to help them cool.


How is andy now?

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Andy was almost dead i believe last night he was as limp as a sock! so i hurried and got him to the fridge, he slowly came around, drank soem water and ate some rasins. i eventually put him back in his cage and he slept on the chinchiller fresh out of the freezer and i kept getting up ever hour and checking on him.

>>this morning he was hopping around and talking to me so i am quite sure he's fine. Right??
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He may be, he may not be. Only a vet could tell you for sure. Heat Stroke affects the major organs and I've seen an animal (dog) come around, be alert, and dead the next day when I came in for my shift. It's nothing to mess around with.

How did he get overheated?

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My wonderful roommate left the kitchen window wide open yesterday with 104 degrees farienheit (cant spell!) outside.... and so all our 'nice cool air' went out and the HOT came in!

So i've already resolved the issue and bought a nice airconditioner, set the theromostat at 70 degrees and shut my bedroom door....and her and i are having a talk tonight bout how she is not welcome in my room nor is she allowed to open my bedroom for her to 'enjoy the cool air' as it is for my room ONLY! i cant believe she was so dumb to leave the window open! grrr!

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I hope Andy is okay Tara
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thank you millie
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oh man, so sorry tara!! i hope he's well now, and up to his chinchillery lol

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He is great now, we have the ac going and are lovin every min. of it

thanks everyone for your support.
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oh glad to hear!!! *dances*

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