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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2010, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 3 year old male chinchilla who has just moved with me from Mississippi to Florida. After arriving in Florida, he started sneezing. I rushed him to the vet who provided me with smz/tmp antibiotic along with the probiotic probiocin. He hasn't had any nasal discharge, but he is still sneezing, not eating his pellets (but eating his hay), not drinking, has diarrhea and is lethargic. He has received subcutaneaous fluids and I am syringe feeding him fluids as well. This has been going on for two weeks but he doesn't seem to be getting better. I know this is a lot of detail but has anyone been in the situation and/or know how to help? Thank you much.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 12:26 PM
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Are you handfeeding him? Has your vet done a fecal on the diarrhea?

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First you need to know what caused the diarrhea to stop it. Have you had feed changes or water source changes, do you use tap or bottled water?


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