What Happened to my Gerbil

Question: Dear Luise: My gerbil died a couple days ago. I do not know what happened with it. My Mom said the stomach was cut and a bone was sticking out. What could have happened to cause that? Thanks, J.

Answer: Dear J. I’m sorry about your gerbil. It’s so hard to lose a pet but they just don’t live as long as we do. Those of us who are responsive to pets usually have many of them to love and care for over a lifetime…and of course we feel their love for us. It’s wonderful, isn’t it?

Your gerbil didn’t die of natural causes. It had some kind of trauma. What your mother described was a fatal injury. Blessings, Luise

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