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by Noodles
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Looking for a new complete mix/base mix
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Looking for a new complete mix/base mix

Great tip about the freezing - I'll definitely do that in future. You're right, I wasn't worried too much about the moths/eggs harming the rats, it just wasn't very pleasant!

Thanks for the recipe, I'll give that a go this time and see how they get on :D
by Noodles
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Looking for a new complete mix/base mix
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Looking for a new complete mix/base mix

I normally purchase RatRations #11 but have noticed that they are closed until 3rd May. My food stocks are running low and sods law I'm going on holiday on 4th May for 17 days. I'd rather get some new food in place for them before I hand them over to my mum to be looked after. My current lot of RatR...
by Noodles
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

She's doing much better now thank you. She's acting like normal Dill again which is great, although gets tired quite easily and keeps falling asleep in my top which is very unlike her but very cute nonetheless :lol:
by Noodles
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

Ah great tip, thank you. I'll ask if they have any and if not I'll have a hunt around to see if I can find any as they sound ideal.
by Noodles
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

She’s had her x-rays and they found absolutely nothing. No foreign objects, no unusual masses. They’ve weaned her off of oxygen now, only giving it to her in very occasional small drops to help her along but she’s coping fairly well without it now. Her breathing is still slightly laboured but much i...
by Noodles
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

Wilcox - I’m so glad your boy is better. It really is terrifying to see, you just feel so helpless. I read your post and it’s given me some hope as it sounds like exactly the same situation. We went to see her at the vets the evening and she’s looking much much better. No longer retching, her eyes a...
by Noodles
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

She vet called again around 10.30 and said that within minutes of being taken off of oxygen her breathing becomes laboured so have opted for anaesthesia and x-rays. I know the risks of anaesthesia are increased with breathing difficulties but I feel like its our only option (other than euthanasia). ...
by Noodles
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

Just an update, we took her back to the vets at 3.30am this morning and asked them to keep her in. She was again very lethargic (mostly because she was exhausted I expect), producing a lot of saliva again, squeaking and generally looked like she was taking a turn for the worse. They’ve had her on ox...
by Noodles
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: HELP! Something stuck in throat?

We got to around half 8 and decided to take her to the vets, she didn’t turn blue but after 2 hours her condition wasn’t improving. They put her on oxygen and tried to look down her throat - they couldn’t see anything. They gave her an anti-inflammatory/painkiller (meloxicam) and antibiotics (enrofl...
by Noodles
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP! Something stuck in throat?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

HELP! Something stuck in throat?

My 8 month old girl seems to have something stuck in her throat. She’s very lethargic and drooling. She keeps contorting her head back into her neck every minute or so. I had her out on my shoulder about half an hour before this started and she was fine. She’s been doing this for around 45minites no...
by Noodles
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 9 week old female making a strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: 9 week old female making a strange noise

Just an update on this: After 4 days of Baytril & 3 days of Inflacam she (Dill) more or less stopped making the noise. By day 7, the noise was back. (Inflacam course was only 3 days) Took her back to the vets, who was a bit confused. The vet listened to her lungs, said they sounded clear and the noi...
by Noodles
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 9 week old female making a strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: 9 week old female making a strange noise

Thank you cub that's a massive help. I'm certainly more inclined to trust you guys on here, no disrespect to my vet, I guess they don't get huge amounts of rat training... I'll definitely just go for 0.1ml twice a day. She loves barley rings so I can use that as a more absorbent second option. You a...
by Noodles
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 9 week old female making a strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: 9 week old female making a strange noise

Oh :| they weighed her and she's 240g. Should it be more like 0.12ml then? (Just multiplying by 3, not sure if that's how it works :roll: )

No they didn't say in water thankfully. They just gave me some little syringes so I put a drop on some kale and she didn't seem to notice.
by Noodles
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: 9 week old female making a strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: 9 week old female making a strange noise

So I took her this morning and they've given me:

Inflacam Anti-inflammatory 0.16ml daily for 5 days
Baytril 2.5% 0.04ml for 10 days

Does that sound about right in your experience?
by Noodles
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 9 week old female making a strange noise
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: 9 week old female making a strange noise

Thanks for the advice. We had planned to take her to the vet Tuesday night. Woke up Tuesday morning and she was silent after being quite noisy Monday night. Came home from work Tuesday and she was still silent, we had her out running around and she was fine so hoped that was the end of it. Tonight a...

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