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Old 09-24-2018, 11:44 PM United States
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Default Chinchilla Mother Swollen vagina enlarged, with pus at times....

Hello all,

My first chinchilla, Kogi, (who is now a proud mother)gave birth to 3 kits! They all have the same birthday as me, haha which is pretty cool!

They are all quite healthy and Kogi is a very diligent and caring mother. Its so sweet seeing her care for her babies.

Fast forward now its closer to 2 months since Kogi has had the kits and I notice her vagina is swollen and the "hole" enlarged. Previously, I thought that this is probably normal and she just needs time for her to get back to her normal state.

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this situation. Is this normal? Can I buy my own medicine and clean her up?

Here are some pics. Thank you in advance.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:06 AM United States
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It looks like she may have pyometra. This is an emergency situation. She MUST see a vet immediately. If you're lucky, she'll only need antibiotics. If not, she'll need a hysterectomy. I've yet to have a chin survive pyometra on antibiotics alone. This is not a wait and see situation. If it is pyometra, it will kill her. YOU cannot treat it. She has to be seen by a vet ASAP.
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