Just a wee update. We got an appointment at The Ark this evening. The Laurie group didn’t have anything available until next week and I don’t think DJ would’ve made it that long. The Ark seems like an amazing vet and they had plenty of experience and confidence with degus. The vet herself was super gentle and kind. She noted that DJ bottom dental roots were palpable and she said that feeling root disease usually indicates that there’s stuff going on up top. So DJ has been kept overnight, they are going to medicate her and syringe feed and hydrate her, which is something I was really scared to do because I’ve actually had an animal aspirate and die when I syringe fed tomorrow morning she’ll be sedated I think under the bell (?) , X-rays taken and the procedure done. If that is what exactly is needing done, the whole lot will cost me £75 - which is less than I was expecting by about half. Obviously the pain meds will be an additional expense. My overall thoughts on this vets as a first impression is that they seem to know their stuff, so the anxiety at leaving one of my babies behind was manageable.
I have today spoken to my vets again to source some probiotic for Dixie as the antibiotics are affecting his gut flora. They put me in contact with website called vetark, www.vetark.co.uk who are an health site for pets. I spotted that they have a link to search for specialist vets in your area.
If you live in Lithuania and can't find a vet that could help your degu. I can help. If you live in Vilnius, there is vet that we are going to for more then 7 years. So when I got my degus, we went to that same vet. They neutered my boy. She never had bad surgery with any rodens.
Oh, I just realized that it might be helpful to provide the info of my Finnish vet, in case anyone goes looking for that kind of info.
My vet, Johanna Raulio, is located at Vantaanrinne 14, 01730 Vantaa, Finland, and can be reached through the phone number +358 400 619 985. She's an exotics specialist and very experienced with degus, and has handled all of my degus after I learned of her. Her rates are also very reasonable all things considered!
I'll add it to the definitive list when I get to my hotel this evening, along with the Lithuania one
Being dragged through life on Bernard the Bike, with Squidgygoo (RIP), Spidergoo, Scaredygoo (RIP), Sillygoo, Sausagegoo, Smashygoo (aka Spud), Snoozygoo, Sneakygoo, Pootle (RIP), Perkin (RIP), Fidget (RIP) and Twitch (RIP) the pillions.........