My boy Yoda has frequently sneezed and sniffled since he was about 10 weeks OOP. The vet
he saw as a joey said that it wasn't anything to worry about unless there was mucus involved, and there was not.
In the last week or so I started noticing some mucus around his right eye when he woke from sleeping, and sometimes his sniffles/sneezes sounded a little bit labored, so I emailed our vet
back home in WA. She agreed that he needed to see a vet
sooner than later, so we went to a new vet
in Phoenix today.
First I have to say that Yoda was so good! He didn't crab once, he didn't bite anybody, and he was generally cooperative with the exam. All he really wanted was to go back into my shirt, but he wasn't too squirmy for the vet
or the tech to easily do their jobs.
, Darius Stark at Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital, was awesome. He was very experienced with gliders, and handled Yoda like a pro. The doctor confirmed mucus in one eye and Yoda's nose, and explained that chronic sneezing/respiratory issues are common symptoms of mycoplasma - a bacterial infection.
So now Yoda is loaded up with three different oral meds (antibiotics and anti-inflammatory) along with drops for his eyes and nose. The poor medicated baby went to sleep hard after we left the vet
's office. (I had to poke him just to make sure he was still breathing.)
I don't know if this will "cure" the sniffly-ness that is so much a part of Yoda's character, or if he'll just have healthier sinuses. Either way, I just hope that he feels better soon!