I posted on here last September regarding my chinchilla’s teeth. He was fine for awhile. Then this last month he has dropped a lot of weight and refuses to eat, drools excessively and won’t come out for any play time. I took him to the vet and the lady kindly told me that they ground down his front tooth (the other has not grown back since the accident) and the back teeth as they were cutting his cheek and he has an infection. She noticed how much weight he has lost and thinks the roots of his teeth are growing into his skull kind of thing (I didn’t really understand) we can’t do x rays bc of how much weight he has lost. She’s put him on antibiotics for 5 days and has told me to ring her back in a week to see how he is doing. She said it could be roots because his eyes are teary and his nose is running and she says that is a sign, unfortunately like I said she doesn’t want to give him x rays in case putting him under kills him. But my question to those out there who have had a chin in this similar situation, am I doing the right thing? Or am i prolonging his pain? I have no idea what to do. The lady said if it is his roots then there’s nothing we could do about it. I want to know if putting him down is the best option or if I should hold out for another month or so. Like I said he won’t eat at all now, not even treats. He peed on me today when I removed him from the cage to try and help him eat. He’s never done that before. If he’s in so much pain, what should I do for the best? I don’t want to let him go. I love him so much. But I can’t stand to see him like this and I don’t want him to suffer.