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Bacteria in the Blood of Chinchillas

Treatment

 

Administering oral or injectable antibiotics are the best method for treating this condition. Supportive care in the form of fluid and electrolyte therapy may also be needed to help overcome dehydration and other associated disorders.

 

Living and Management

 

While recovering from a bacterial infection such as septicemia, your pet chinchilla must be placed in a sterile environment. Follow the supportive care as advised by your veterinarian and do not allow the recovering chinchilla to come in contact with other chinchillas.

 

Prevention

 

To prevent infection, improved husbandry and sanitation techniques are required. Promptly treating any bacterial diseases in chinchillas before the infections progress further can also prevent the development of septicemia in chinchillas.

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