Dental Diseases


There are several symptoms which can indicate a dental or jaw disease. If you notice all of them or only a few or one, you should carefully observe the chinchilla and bring the animal to a vet.


Possible symptoms:


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TIP: These X-rays show healthy and pathologic chinchilla dentitions:


Pathogenesis and therapy

Primary malocclusion and dental diseases

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healthy chinchilla dentition


Secondary malocclusion and dental diseases

Elderly chinchillas can be affected by dental and jaw diseases, e.g. arthrosis of the jaw joint. The treatment consists of administering Metacam and/or RodiCare Artrin.

 ATTENTION: Unfortunately, many vets are still unable to take reasonable X-rays, let alone read or interpret them!


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Further tips on the subject