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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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What is an Emergency?

This is a list (probably incomplete) of conditions considered emergencies in rodents:

Take to a vet right away:

- Difficulty breathing

- Animal attack

- Serious trauma

- Persistent, uncontrolled bleeding

- Dystocia (inability to pass a baby)

- Seizure

- Non-responsive


See a vet the same day:

- Not drinking for more than 24 hours

- Not eating for more than 24 hours

- Significant weakness or lethargy

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2003, 09:29 AM
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"I don't understand the 'If I can afford it' part when I'm sick." YEP! It's good to set aside $ and have the vet contact info on hand before the emergency, no kidding!

With chins we could add dental and digestive problems such as:
>> overgrown incisors, drooling (wet mouth), eyes protruding (you're in big trouble by then, advanced malocclusion)
>> really small droppings, diarrhea, mucus

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bossanovachin
"I don't understand the 'If I can afford it' part when I'm sick." YEP! It's good to set aside $ and have the vet contact info on hand before the emergency, no kidding!
I couldn't of put it better myself.... Which is why I have a credit card for emergencies when I don't have enough cash.... I had to switch vets too.....


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