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by Ermine
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent - need advice
Replies: 29
Views: 2973

Re: Urgent - need advice

Oh poor lad :( Can't believe the vets are behaving that way, for Pete's sake.
by Ermine
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Calpol dosage?
Replies: 0
Views: 901

Calpol dosage?

Anyone know the dosage of calpol for a ratty around 500g? I got the infant 2+ months :)

He sprained his leg during free range, poor boy.

Thanks
by Ermine
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Need opinions on when to PTS-pneumonia
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Need opinions on when to PTS-pneumonia

I very recently had to put my beautiful Bug rat to sleep thanks to pneumonia, so I know how hard it is to make that decision ... I remember the morning I took him to the vets, I walked down the street with him in my arms (the vet is a two minute walk from me) and he was looking around with such curi...
by Ermine
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Penis Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Penis Problems

Oh thank god, thank you Laura! I actually said to my boyfriend 'what if it's a flesh eating virus, or a wart?!'

I don't think my boys trust me any more. That's their special place and mummy should never go near it.
by Ermine
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Penis Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Penis Problems

I noticed when removing a penis plus that the inner rim of Papa Zen's sheath is purple?! Checked my other boys, and some are purple some are not. One of my boys also has what I hope is just an abcsess forming next to his penis, and has had a warm compress, but oddly his sheath isn't purple. Is this ...
by Ermine
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help! Blood coming from back end ;_;
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: Help! Blood coming from back end ;_;

I'm glad that there's something that can be done for her, bless her :)

I mix my baytril with some weetabix.
by Ermine
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Help! Blood coming from back end ;_;
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: Help! Blood coming from back end ;_;

Let us know it goes! Poor girly, she's very lucky to have such a loving mummy xxx
by Ermine
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Fresh foods my rats ate today
Replies: 823
Views: 80074

Re: Fresh foods my rats ate today

I went into Tesco and they had some reduced ready-to-eat quinoa and a reduced herb and seed mix, so ratties will be having that added to their nommy dinners for the next few days.

They seem to love it :D
by Ermine
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very Sickly Ratty
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Very Sickly Ratty

Thank you everyone, I appreciate the kind words. I've never fought so hard for anything before in my life, and I was in a state of shock the whole day after he was put to rest ... It still doesn't seem real. His last night I stayed up with him, and he snuggled up and we fell asleep for about an hour...
by Ermine
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very Sickly Ratty
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Very Sickly Ratty

Sadly Bug had to be put to sleep this morning ... he was just struggling too much :(
by Ermine
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very Sickly Ratty
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Very Sickly Ratty

Phoned my local vet, they're going to give me some Furosemide to put him on! Can I check the dosage for a 400g rat?
by Ermine
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very Sickly Ratty
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Very Sickly Ratty

Took him to Trinity's last night, they've put him on Noroclav and he's had some fluid injections as he was very dehydrated. She suggested an xray to check if it was heart related, but I said no because I didn't want to risk the anaesthetic ... Either way, this morning I gave them a call to see wheth...
by Ermine
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Gasping rat
Replies: 42
Views: 2418

Re: Gasping rat

I'm in a similar situation at the moment ... I hadn't even considered it may be his heart, mostly it's seemed like pneumonia. He's taken a turn for the worse this morning :(

I wish I knew what more to suggest ... just keeping everything crossed for you and little Sprite xxx
by Ermine
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very Sickly Ratty
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Very Sickly Ratty

Other rats in the group presented all SDA symptoms, so there's no doubt everyone in the group caught the virus.

Is the albuterol a type of bronchdilator? I've not heard of either before x
by Ermine
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very Sickly Ratty
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Very Sickly Ratty

They were supposed to be getting marbocyl in for him, but it just never seemed to happen. Every time I went in they didn't have it and were ordering it in ... The vet says that doxy and baytril is pretty much the best combination I can have him on based on what they have available for him. I want to...

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