Vitamin B Complex Deficiency in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

Your veterinarian can treat this deficiency with injections of thiamine or B-complex vitamins. The veterinarian will usually treat thiamine deficiency on the basis of neurological and other symptoms presented by the chinchilla.

 

Living and Management

 

Once you find that your pet chinchilla is facing a problem of thiamine deficiency, apart from treatment with injectible thiamine or B-complex vitamins, your veterinarian will likely advise you to include thiamine supplements or natural sources of vitamin B1 in the diet, such as leafy vegetables, high-quality hay, and wheat germ meal, to help overcome thiamine deficiency.

 

Prevention

 

Providing a well-balanced diet for your pet is the best way to prevent nutritional disorders like vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency.