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by Birds_Will_Fly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Rat rehoming and rescue help
Topic: Looking for male rats derby/Ashbourne/notts
Replies: 0
Views: 8635

Looking for male rats derby/Ashbourne/notts

Looking to offer a home to 2-4 Male rats. Any age.
by Birds_Will_Fly
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ZGT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: ZGT?

Completely unrelated. This boy is barely two years bless him. My last boy went from diagnosis to PTS in less than one month :(
by Birds_Will_Fly
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ZGT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

ZGT?

I noticed very smelly discharge coming from my rats left ear a few days ago and just below he has a small hard lump. I've started him on baytril but I have a very horrible feeling it's a ZGT? I've only just lost one boy to ZGT less than a month ago. Surely they aren't that common? In my 7 years of r...
by Birds_Will_Fly
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Quick deterioration
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Quick deterioration

Yes urine was dipped and showed nothing. He's currently on baytril and metronidazole. No excess drinking and he's still eating fine.

I've noticed he's very unbalanced could it possibly be a stroke? No sign of any head tilt.

What steroids would you advise?
by Birds_Will_Fly
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Quick deterioration
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Quick deterioration

I have a 2 year old rat who was healthy until 2 weeks ago. He's lost weight very quickly and also become very lethargic, I have noticed he is having trouble using his back legs and movement in his back paws seems restricted. He's been on baytril for 2 weeks. Vet has found no obvious reason for illne...
by Birds_Will_Fly
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Diabetic rat
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Diabetic rat

My rat was diagnosed with diabetes back in may he was put on caninsulin U40 2.5ml this was then diluted in 1ml of saline. 0.5ml of caninsulin dialuted in 1ml of saline. We then started to give doses of 0.05ml twice daily of the diluted insulin and increased as needed (my vet doesn't do blood test he...
by Birds_Will_Fly
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Can blood glucose meters be used on rats?
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Can blood glucose meters be used on rats?

My rat has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Can human glucose meters be used on rats? Or is there an animal equivalent? It would be much easier and less stressful to monitor at home surely?
by Birds_Will_Fly
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby

I've been back to my vets today who did a gravity urine test and dipstick test, Followed by another sort of dipstick test which showed Throttle to be diabetic.

They have now put him on insulin injections twice aday and to be reviewed in one week.
by Birds_Will_Fly
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Rapid Renal Failure?

He seems to have perked up this am, no luck in finding better vet but my current vet is doing a urine test tomorrow.
by Birds_Will_Fly
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Rapid Renal Failure?

I'm in derby but can drive so I can travel with reasonable distance.


Note: title edited to help find a better vet.
by Birds_Will_Fly
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Rapid Renal Failure?

I did ask for a urine test but was told it was pointless on rats. Hes still eating and drinking fine and on a kidney friendly diet plus ipakatine.
by Birds_Will_Fly
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Re: Rapid Renal Failure?

Vet didn't do any tests just had a feel and a listen to him today, He's been on ipakitine since January time. Vet said see if antibiotics help but if not the. There's nothing they can do for the renal failure. He seemed his fine playful self yesterday but today he's lifeless. Can renal failure come ...
by Birds_Will_Fly
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 1663

Rapid Renal Failure? ETA looking for better vet in Derby

My boy Throttle has been drinking a lot the last few months, I put it down to possible start of renal failure as he's around 20months. I also noticed some weight loss and on weighing him today noticed he'd lost 206g within 4 weeks. This morning I found him hunched over, puffed up and half asleep inb...
by Birds_Will_Fly
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Foster homes offered
Topic: Foster homes offered in the East Midlands
Replies: 1
Views: 3457

Temporary foster home

I could offer a foster home in the east midlands. I'm based in the derby area.

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