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post #31 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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thanks so much for all the information on teeth put in here i was able to take it to my vet who was able to use it to help diagnose poor Olivia with her teeth
good luck to everyone with chinnies and teeth issues if we had gotten to Olivia sooner i know we could have helped her but sadly some things are not meant to be
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post #32 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 10:58 PM
 
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I gave her the link to this thread. Hopefully she'll join the forum...
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I'm not a veterinarian so I won't diagnose, but I will say that I'd get a second opinion.

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This is the email I recieved from her today. So, still not sure what's causing the drooling...
"Hi - I have not been online for a week, sorry.
I have since taken Charlie to Dr. Wade in Lancaster (new vet), she was really nice and used to xrays to really explain the compation of his roots to me. I feel alot better, and understand it better now. She said he also and some bad spurs, and removed them. She didn't even need to sedate him that much!
He's still having trouble eating pellets though, and she said he was losing weight based on his records, so I ground up his pellets with my blender and made a falafal like mash out of them. He went WILD and ate all this really fast! I give him a little bowl of this every night, with the meloxicam she gave me mixed in, which she thinks will reduce his impaction pain.
He's still drooling really bad every now and then, and his fur still clumps, but he's eating alot better... he even tries to eat the whole pellets I give him.
He's still a happy energetic lil guy, running all over. :-)
Thanks for your help!"
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The drooling could simply be pain, could be from the sores caused by the spurs, etc.

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Hi, is this something that happens in older chins or can it happen at any age?

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It can happen at any age.

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Thanks, i was afraid you'd say that.

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I just made a post and it seems my chinchilla fits these symptoms. My vet seems good, but has not said that Chupie has this. Should I seek another opinion? There doesn't seem to be an experienced vet (that is, with exotics) near me (Wooster, Ohio).
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If you haven't had dental x-rays done then they need to be taken. You might consider seeing another vet.

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I just made a post and it seems my chinchilla fits these symptoms. My vet seems good, but has not said that Chupie has this. Should I seek another opinion? There doesn't seem to be an experienced vet (that is, with exotics) near me (Wooster, Ohio).

Give North Coast Bird and Exotic Specialties a call. They are vets that specialize in birds, amphibians and "exotic mammals", which I imagine chinchillas fall under? I don't have a chinchilla, so I've not had to deal with the vet issue (I came across them when I was trying to find a vet for my frog, but in any case I'd say they're worth a shot since they're exotic vets and not too far).

Here's their number:

(330) 825-2434
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thanks milie, I'll look into that!
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post #44 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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Unhappy i think my chinchilla may have this condition

he sometimes paws at his teeth and i have looked at his teeth and i noticed he had a cut but its cleared up now do you think this is related? im really worried now.he did this when he fell off my shoulder, he's not normal so silly but he just jumped/ fell of and he was pawing at his mouth.i think he knocked his teeth into his gum, but im no expert .he dosent have any signs of pain when eating.is there any signs i should look for?
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Could you submit a picture, or do his teeth look like this?

http://www.chincare.com/IMAGES/healt...l-accident.jpg

What color are his teeth? Clear/ white to pale yellow teeth tend to overgrow and eventually lead to malocclusion. Ideally teeth should look like this, dark orange teeth are a sign that calcium levels in the body are sufficient:

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