I have a 5-year old female chin who is taking a very long time to recover from what, by all appearances and the two vet appointments we've had, is a bad cold. There is some eye goo, whitish, and discharge from the nose, frequent and quite a bit.
When this was first detected, a month ago now, it was in the beginning stages of the symptoms described above and her roommates were just fine, still are. She has been in a cage to herself since then, we give her the vet-prescribed medicine and a vitamin+vitaminC+calcium mixture twice daily and I clean her face. At first she was taking Baytril, now she's on something stronger, can't recall the name right off but it's raspberry-flavored.
She sneezes a lot, and we cuddle her and my husband naps with her nestled beside him daily for an hour or two. Besides being tired, she dropped a little weight but is still eating pretty normally and chewing on her toys.
Problem is, her condition has not improved, the new medicine has made her a little more lively now and then, but the discharge and sneezing continues...!
We have never had a chin who's sick like this, or at all for that matter. We adopt rescues so sometimes there are some minor maintenance issues, but what I want to know is, do colds last this long? Should I suggest something else to our vet? She's an exotics vet, with experience. My husband thought that the fact that she has a pin in her leg (operation long prior to us adopting her last fall) might be affecting the production of white blood cells.
Thanks! Any advice/ suggestions would be much appreciated, I'm posting this to all the forums I can.