Elderly gerbils have special needs.

How to give a gerbil liquid medication

Pain relief for gerbils

Respiratory infection

Determining the cause of bleeding

Diarrhea is a symptom of many bacterial infections which need treatment from a vet.

Fever coat is caused by nutrition deficiencies.

Symptoms of illness in gerbils

Molt lines can appear as the gerbils sheds fur and grows new fur.

The chance of getting rabies from a gerbil is very low.

Degloving is a tail injury.

Ear Infections often cause head tilts and may cause your gerbil to list while walking or to walk in circles.

Gerbils can lose hair for many reasons genetics, illness, diet, parasites, barbering, fighting, and repetitive behaviors.

A necropsy is a veterinary dissection of a deceased animal.

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