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Post by favfoetus on Mon 11 May 2020, 10:12 am

Hey, I was just wondering what to expect with a first-time vet visit for mice? More specifically if it is due to a wound from the mouse chewing at her side? I got her right before all this Covid mess so I never even got to take her for her check-up and I have an appointment this Wednesday to see about her injury and I haven't experienced a small animal visit
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Post by Robin~ on Mon 11 May 2020, 11:15 am

Hello!

Generally, you walk in and will likely have to fill out some paperwork. For me it was a rundown of what cage my pet has, diet, bedding, etc etc. I also had to sign a paper saying I was ok with medications that aren’t fully tested since small animal medicine isn’t super well researched yet. Then, they called me in and a vet tech did a basic check over—weighing, getting a first glance at what was wrong, stuff like that. After a bit the vet walked in and we discussed the issue, made a diagnosis, and discussed how to prevent it in the future. He also went over the medication I was prescribed a bit, then the tech at the front desk went over it in a bit more detail. We paid and left with instructions to call again if anything new popped up.

Just a bit of information for the car ride:

Be sure to have a secure travel cage. I use a mini-bin cage but commercial travel cages like the one by Living World are also good. Do not bring your mouse in a cardboard box or something that could easily be chewed out of. In the cage, place a few inches of bedding (too little and they can’t burrow for security but too much and you’ll have a tough time getting them out in the clinic), a hide with an open bottom, and a bit of food. If it’s a longer trip (over ~30-60min) bring some sort of wet veggie like cucumber for hydration. Everything in the carrier should be light in case of a sudden stop. The cage should be secured while driving; I personally opt for someone else to drive while I hold the cage.

Best of luck at the vet!

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Post by favfoetus on Wed 13 May 2020, 10:36 am

The vet visit went really well, I was super nervous because it was all curbside so I couldn't be with her but she was a champ, even got compliments from the vet on how handlable she is. She has a type of mite/louse that has caused her excessive itching which is what caused the wounds on her sides. She got medicine for that from the vet himself and an antibiotic to help heal the wounds up easier. She is currently in a hospital enclosure while we deep clean her normal enclosure and we go back to the vet in a month to recheck her wounds and get her second dose to fight off the buggies. Doing a total clean and freezing all bedding and food to make sure nothing can get her after we get her back in her normal enclosure.
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