As some of you know, I have a chinchilla, Greyson, with malocclusion. His teeth have been filed, but I want to see if his roots are affecting him at all.
I would like to put him on a pain medication and see if his behavior changes, indicating to me that he may be in pain if it does.
I know he isnt in pain from his molars inside his mouth, because they were just filed.
So I am looking for a pain medication that can be used semi long-term for him until his next filing.
I have talked with the few vets in town that deal with chinchillas, since my regular, experienced chinchilla vet has passed away...
some arent exactly sure what can be used long term and some say meloxicam. One vet said we could try Buprenorphine, but I would perfer to stay away from injected medications, as Greyson is really good about taking meds orally.
Any insite on this is appreciated!