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by nmt100
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Too fat?
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: Too fat?

Well it really depends on their musculature and size (much like humans). 'Normal' weight for our girls over the past few years has ranged from 320-450g. I've always gone on feel and look rather than absolute weight.
by nmt100
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help. ETA Rat has had a fit
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Help.

Sadly it sounds very much like a pituitary tumour. Loss of use of front arms, especially with clenched fists, fits and circling are all symptoms of a PT. If it is this sadly there is not a lot that can be done. We've lost 3 to PTs and its really horrible as unless you catch it early they tend not to...
by nmt100
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat dying from mycoplasma?
Replies: 11
Views: 2490

Re: Rat dying from mycoplasma?

That will be an extremely painful eye. As well as topical antibiotics (fucithalmic) she needs some pain relief, although what that is depends on whether she gets steroids or not for her respiness. If you are going to get artificial tears as recommended get some calpol for her at the same time. This ...
by nmt100
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: How long for steroids to take effect? +other meds questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Re: How long for steroids to take effect? +other meds questi

Depends what the dose you were given was. At around 200g I'd give 1/8th tablet (assuming it's 20mg ronaxan) once a day.
by nmt100
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Possible ongoing URI- how concerned should I be?
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Re: Possible ongoing URI- how concerned should I be?

All rats unless born by C-section in a sterile environment are pretty much certain to have myco its just how their immune system handles it that is different. Baytril and marbocyl are from the same drug class so if there is no response to baytril, there very likely won't be one to marbocyl either. H...
by nmt100
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: sneezing rat
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: sneezing rat

Not overly worried yet if it is just sneezing but it is something that requires attention. Have you changed anything in their environment that could have caused him to sneeze? If they are just sneezing but not hooting or sounding congested I give the cage a good clean and hoover and give them a day ...
by nmt100
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Haemolytic anaemia - spatone?
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Haemolytic anaemia - spatone?

I haven't been on here for a while as everything in the rat world was going so well, until this month. We lost Hazel at the end of last month (not unexpected she had a mammary lump and doesn't tolerate anaesthesia), and afterwards Annie went really quiet. At first we thought it was grief as she and ...
by nmt100
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Doxy Dosage Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Re: Doxy Dosage Question

I'd stick with the 1/10th for now as it is the right dose and it is what the vet prescribed. Pip is 320g and on 1/8th here so it would probably be fine but I don't want to say yes outright as we're actually giving slightly too high a dose.
by nmt100
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Doxy Dosage Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Re: Doxy Dosage Question

I give 1/8 twice a day for all rats but technically 1/10th is the right dose for that weight. As already mentioned you want 5mg/kg, if you multiply 0.4kg by 5mg you get 2mg which is a tenth of the tablet.
by nmt100
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: AB and possible pyo?
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Re: AB and possible pyo?

I'm sure she will be fine. Bella is back to bouncing around and being a nightmare! I'll be thinking of you and Pünkie on Monday :luck:
by nmt100
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: AB and possible pyo?
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Re: AB and possible pyo?

Could be endometrial hyperplasia which is what Bella had. She had an emergency spay about a month ago for bleeding but there was no infection and no tumour but endometrial hyperplasia is a risk factor for cancer. Basically there is constant overproduction of oestrogen leading to a build up of the in...
by nmt100
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lola - stroke?
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: Lola - stroke?

Hate to be the bringer of gloom but with the 3 lump removals I'd be wondering about a brain tumour. Treatment for stroke, brain tumours and ear infections all involve steroids anyway so the dexamethasone is good whatever it is. Hopefully she'll make some progress now she's had some whatever it is. S...
by nmt100
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Brainstorming - very sick rat; Good vet in Chester?(edited)
Replies: 24
Views: 5738

Re: Brainstorming - Very sick rat

Yep new vet needed asap. Do a search on here for rat savvy vets in Chester. I suspect he needs ABs fast (septrin for expected uti), as well as his teeth trimming again. As previoisly mentioned is it definitely 1ml of meloxicam? 0.1ml is my usual dose.
by nmt100
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: "leaking" eye
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: "leaking" eye

OH is an eye person and he says if there are no signs of a puncture wound to the eye or any trauma and no infection then it sounds like the duct that takes fluid away from the eye is blocked. You can either try gently massaging it (its the bit nearest the nose which you should be clearly able to fee...
by nmt100
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: rat drinking wee , diabetes? ETA injecting, update
Replies: 41
Views: 9222

Re: update diabetic jet injections, happiest rat mom alive n

:D so glad you have it sorted.

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