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Abscesses in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

Ruptured abscesses should be completely drained and flushed with an antiseptic solution recommended by your veterinarian; appropriate topical antibiotic creams may be applied as needed. In the case of abscesses that have not yet ruptured, your veterinarian may advise removing the abscess surgically or applying topical heat producing ointments to it, so as to ripen the abscess and drain it. However, abscesses heal quicker when they are surgically removed. Antibiotic medications are prescribed for both ruptured and nonruptured abscesses in order to prevent the infection from spreading elsewhere in the body.

 

Living and Management

 

Consult your veterinarian about the proper form to dress an abscess and its changing schedule. If your pet chinchilla has undergone surgery to remove the abscess, follow the postoperative procedures as recommended by your veterinarian. Also, make sure your chinchilla does not groom the affected area, as it will interfere in the healing process.

 

Prevention

 

Promptly treating any injury or trauma to your chinchilla typically prevents abscesses from forming.

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