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by rattypetrolhead
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: What's the oldest a rat has been operated on?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: What's the oldest a rat has been operated on?

Daisy had her mammary lump successfully removed at 35m. Aside from the lump, she had some fairly advanced hld, but recovery was a doddle for her! I thought she'd be at least a little quiet afterwards. No such luck, she was straight back to being her normal bolshy bossy self :D
by rattypetrolhead
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Castration health details
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Castration health details

Chuck was done by Rhian's vet because I'd had a couple of issues with stitch reactions after previous castrates (and lump removals) done by my regular practice. Some were catgut related, others vicryl. My usual vet wanted to try the monofilament suture material, after the stitch reactions mentioned ...
by rattypetrolhead
Tue May 27, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Huge Galastop dose for PT?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: Huge Galastop dose for PT?

To put things into perspective I've got two lumpy oldies who are on 0.4ml and 0.3ml once daily. In the past, with PTs, I've had to use doses as large as 0.5ml twice adult but these have been close to the point of pts.
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pasteurella :/
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Pasteurella :/

Despite all the controls in place, I've just found an abscess on Max in the oldies group :(
by rattypetrolhead
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Giving a rat medicine tips please :)
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Giving a rat medicine tips please :)

Septrin is notoriously difficult to get in them! The only advice I can give is to go through different things to hide it in, in a trial and error approach...
by rattypetrolhead
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pasteurella :/
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Pasteurella :/

I have something similar in my main group. It's closed to newbies permanently. It's, so far, only in that group. I have a physical barrier (a sheet of mdf) between their cage and the oldies next door and it seems to be effective. Hammocks are washed at 60 and that seems to be successful, I'd not con...
by rattypetrolhead
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Choking/tonsilitis suspected & effects of gas.
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Choking/tonsilitis suspected & effects of gas.

Without wanting to scaremonger, the 'tonsils' could be swollen salivary glands, which *could* be a symptom of something more serious.
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pain relief for old gent
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Pain relief for old gent

Both Daisy (33m) and Pip (29m) have hld now, but they're both on loxicom and ipakitine... among other meds. They seem comfortable on the combination, Daisy more so than Pip though. Pip has a tremor and her hld was faster to decline than Daisy's. Daisy is not slowing down for anything though :roll:
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice for pre-spay support
Replies: 53
Views: 1824

Re: Advice for pre-spay support

Pip was on co-amox and synulox (same thing, but we switched from the drops to the tabs due to cost) when her stitches went yuk. She removed the stitches and the yuk herself :sick: , but luckily it was only the surface and subcut, not the intramuscular stitches that went the way of pus. The co-amox s...
by rattypetrolhead
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat rooms
Replies: 23
Views: 2866

Re: Rat rooms

My rats are currently in the living room, but I do plan on having the smallest spare room as a proper rat room at some point. My main group and oldies will stay downstairs, but hamster lives in the spare room already where it's quieter. The spare room gets used for rat sitting quite often and is alr...
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Slight throat swelling and small lump in throat
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Slight throat swelling and small lump in throat

Mini-man was pts today due to horrendous respiratory issues :cry: He wasn't responding to treatment and more aggressive treatment just wasn't possible as he was so stressed out when being syringed etc that it was kinder to let him go. On Monday he'd had to be knocked out to have subcut fluids and AB...
by rattypetrolhead
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Slight throat swelling and small lump in throat
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Slight throat swelling and small lump in throat

The saga continues... So Suzie still has her lump/abscess. It's still closed and is shrinking slowly. Royan's is shrinking daily too. But, mini-man's seemed to go away, but I've just squeezed a very small abscess next to the corner of his mouth and can feel a couple more slightly deeper in his neck ...
by rattypetrolhead
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Large lumps - getting them removed advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Large lumps - getting them removed advice.

It's really a question of your vet's skill. If they can remove the lumps quickly so the GA isn't too long, and reduce blood loss as much as possible, then I'd go for getting both sides sorted at once. One GA is better than two. I would normally suggest a spay at the same time. It may still be worth ...
by rattypetrolhead
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Slight throat swelling and small lump in throat
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Slight throat swelling and small lump in throat

Spoke too soon... Royan has a lump, same spot as everyone else. ABs and anti-inflammatories it is :(

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