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by Ms Peanut Butter
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye infection?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Eye infection?

Bah. I was trying to think of anything else it could be, but there's not really anything else! He got drugs? :luck: Yep, antibiotic cream stuff. Then he's going back in ten days time to have another look and hopefully get an idea of the damage. It's already looking better though, so I'm hopeful it ...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye infection?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Eye infection?

You were absolutely right. He's injured his eye somehow. Poor boy :(
by Ms Peanut Butter
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye infection?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Eye infection?

acapae_wolf wrote:If the eye is red it sounds like there's been injury and there's now blood filling the eyeball somewhere.
:( Oh no. If it is an injury I've no idea how he's done it.
by Ms Peanut Butter
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye infection?
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Eye infection?

Dave is booked in for the vest in a few hours, but in the meantime thought I'd check if anyone had any idea what was wrong. A few days ago I noticed that every once in a while he would squint his left eye. He seemed completely fine in himself, and the eye looked fine besides this, so I just kept an ...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Archie is really poorly - what should I do?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Archie is really poorly - what should I do?

Right well, at the vets it really was a toss up between putting him to sleep and giving him an injection of antibiotics and another of steroids. I went for the second option. Really, I think he's passed the point of recovering fully but as he doesn't seem in a lot of pain I had to give him a chance ...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Archie is really poorly - what should I do?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Archie is really poorly - what should I do?

Archie is now 29 months old and has been losing weight for a while. He is very skinny now but besides that has been this usual self. I had the vet pop over anyway a week ago to check him over (our friend who retired the next day) and he agreed he was doing well, just getting elderly. However, last n...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Howard's respiratory issues
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Howard's respiratory issues

He only started making the noise this morning, it's just that given he's had this before I didn't want to wait to see if it got worse before asking where to go next if the vets keep saying he's fine. He is just eating dinner now and isn't making any noise at all... however, Edmund is :roll: :? I'll ...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Howard's respiratory issues
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Howard's respiratory issues

A grumbling upper respiratory infection you say? Yes, that sounds right from your description. I'm not surprised my vets didn't mention this, they are rat illiterate. I have tried 3 different surgeries and they have all been useless.

Thank you for the advise
by Ms Peanut Butter
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Howard's respiratory issues
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Howard's respiratory issues

I'm just after some advise really. Since Howard turned 6 months (about a year ago) he has made respiratory noises on off. The first three times this happened I took him to the vets, but each time the vet said his chest sounded clear. Another time it came back and because he also seemed a bit low in ...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess on Archie's tummy
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Abscess on Archie's tummy

How is Archie today? :) Vix. Aww thank you for thinking of him :) The place where the abscess was has healed over nicely and there is no sign of infection anymore. On a separate note he is getting a little skinny which I think is probably age related but he's enjoying my attempts to feed him up :he...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess on Archie's tummy
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Abscess on Archie's tummy

Yes, the boys can give me delightful surprises sometimes :sick: I started him on antibiotics and cleaned it with boiled salted cooled water. He ate all of his dinner last night and was very excited by the antibiotics in yogurt so I don't think he's feeling too ill in himself. Hopefully it'll clear u...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess on Archie's tummy
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Abscess on Archie's tummy

Just picked Archie up and when I put him down... I had pus on my fingers :o :sick: It can't have been there long as I'm sure I'd have noticed but it looks like he had an abscess that has already burst. I've got some anti-biotics left over from another issue, should I start him on that tonight? Is th...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Another ZGT/Abscess thread :(
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Another ZGT/Abscess thread :(

So sorry Katie :( A ZGT is what took my Nigel. When I first found out I was told that rats can go on quite a long time happily living with a ZGT. It was certainly true of Nigel - he first showed signs 5 months before it finally took him. I hope this is the case this time as well. Kisses to Oakie :he...
by Ms Peanut Butter
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Home euthanasia (by vet)
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: Home euthanasia (by vet)

I am so sorry she had to go :( I am sure she was happy that she was with you :hearts: :hearts:
by Ms Peanut Butter
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help, Bruce is struggling to breathe
Replies: 18
Views: 652

Re: Help, Bruce is struggling to breathe

Thank you everyone :hearts:

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