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by Pandaikon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumour removal costs
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Tumour removal costs

She is a very slim, active rat, not at all overweight.
by Pandaikon
Wed May 30, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumour removal costs
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Tumour removal costs

They said it's for the surgery, anaesthetic and pain relief, I certainly won't be leaving her overnight or anything. I do find they are an expensive vet generally but they're the best with rats that I've found in the area, although that's not saying much considering how bad others have been. This pr...
by Pandaikon
Tue May 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumour removal costs
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Tumour removal costs

Just wondering what people are paying for mamary tumour removal now? Last time I had to pay for one it was £90 or so, that was in 2013. I just got quoted for one (same vet as before) and it's around £350. I've already paid £120 for a biopsy of the tumour. There are two lumps right next to each other...
by Pandaikon
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Infuriating vets
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Infuriating vets

I didn't really know where to put this, so please feel free to move it, but I just returned from a really frustrating trip to the vets and needed to vent. I'm considering writing a letter of complaint to them, for all the good it will do. I used this vet once before about a year ago and didn't go ba...
by Pandaikon
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Over use of antibiotics and Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Over use of antibiotics and Facebook

I think another issue in the US is getting a vet to actually see a rat. Many seem to refuse and people in the states sometimes travel hours to get to a vet that will even see them so there is a real tendency to home treat without a formal diagnosis. I don't know how they cope. Their veterinary cost...
by Pandaikon
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Deslorelin implant
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Deslorelin implant

I've been meaning to ask my vet about deslorelin implants for rats, I have heard good things although they need to be redone each year (from what I have read) If they work I think they could be an amazing advantage for people who do not have a vet experienced with spaying rats or for rats who don't ...
by Pandaikon
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tumor, what would you do?
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Tumor, what would you do?

Hard to say, I recently had a rat around 2 years who was otherwise in good health but did not survive her operation and it really broke my heart (first time I ever had something like that happen) but then again if the only choice is going to be PTS eventually I think it is good to give them a fighti...
by Pandaikon
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ongoing respiratory problems
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Ongoing respiratory problems

Good idea to treat for heart issues, fingers crossed for you and your girly :luck:
by Pandaikon
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vets question.
Replies: 17
Views: 462

Re: Vets question.

I take passengers too, it makes them more relaxed - but also more brave as they like to try and all climb out together and start exploring :lol: It would be worth the vet looking over them anyway, and listening to their chests in case the others have some sound you can't hear.
by Pandaikon
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice - huge tumour in tricky spot...
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: Advice - huge tumour in tricky spot...

I'm so glad to hear it! :hearts:
by Pandaikon
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Scarring/wheezing in rats who've had resp issues
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Scarring/wheezing in rats who've had resp issues

It isn't really about the power of the AB but the infection it targets. Baytril targets myco and a lot of other infections too, but if it isn't working he could have a secondary infection that is not covered by Baytril - so I'd keep him on the Baytril (for the myco) but include an AB that targets no...
by Pandaikon
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Scarring/wheezing in rats who've had resp issues
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Scarring/wheezing in rats who've had resp issues

Baytril is good for myco and a lot of other infections but it might be something that Baytril doesn't cover so a different AB is probably worth a shot.
by Pandaikon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice - huge tumour in tricky spot...
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: Advice - huge tumour in tricky spot...

Poor little lady, I hope things go well tomorrow :luck: I have seen pictures of rats with MASSIVE tumours which were successfully removed so the size alone should not be a problem.
by Pandaikon
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Yay for bronchodilators!!
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Yay for bronchodilators!!

I'm really glad they are helping him :D I believe they speed up the heart rate which is where the agitation comes from, so not recommended for rats with heart problems. The Rat Health Guide also says they should not be used with Baytril as they cause a toxic build up, does anyone know if this is tru...
by Pandaikon
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Chronic respiratory issues - allergy?
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Chronic respiratory issues - allergy?

It might be worth getting some kind of home dust extractor/ air purifier since it sounds like it could be an issue with dust, hair etc in the air in your flat. I'm sure there must be something on the market for humans with dust allergies that could make a difference, and save on vets bills in the lo...

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