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by Rhian33
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Alternatives to Co-amox
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Alternatives to Co-amox

Thanks for your help everyone. Septrin appears to be upsetting her tummy and she keeps spitting it out even though i've split the dose. I will broach the subject of injectables i think Beri. I've done injectables before (different vet) and my current vet is happy for me to give my rabbits sub cut fl...
by Rhian33
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: When and whether to spay
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: When and whether to spay

I got your PM Gracie but thought it better to reply here instead. I agree with Izzerie and cub. I too would advise spaying the younger ones at 6 months. Since electively spaying I have had no mammary lumps or PT's pop up. I feel personally the surgery is worth the risk as my vet is amazing and I wou...
by Rhian33
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Pepper has Pneumonia
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Pepper has Pneumonia

Convenia certainly does not last 10 days. In cats it may do but not in rats. I have just checked my formulary and it only has the dose for ferrets which says to give every 2-3 days. Rats have a faster metabolism still so would require it even more frequently.
by Rhian33
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Alternatives to Co-amox
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Alternatives to Co-amox

Unfortunately the holes are really small so i don't think topical will be possible plus it seems to be a tubular abscess maybe an inch long
by Rhian33
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Alternatives to Co-amox
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Re: Alternatives to Co-amox

Thanks Elizabeth. I was thinking that may be an option now we can't get the Synulox in.
by Rhian33
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Alternatives to Co-amox
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Alternatives to Co-amox

I have a lady on Synulox as she has an old wound with infection trapped inside. We've tried flushing under anaesthetic twice and it's still not fixed it and we've had her on Synulox 3 weeks and we can still express a bit of pus. Problem is she's now refusing it, presumably because it's making her fe...
by Rhian33
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: pharmaq ivermectin 1% drops?
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: pharmaq ivermectin 1% drops?

It should work very quickly to kill and mites ir lice. If your lads have scabs then it's healing you are waiting for not the product to work. The healing will take longer.
by Rhian33
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: quarantine rescue rat (UK)?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: quarantine rescue rat (UK)?

Hello and welcome to FR In short it completely depends on his background and what has happened since being at the rescue, it's difficult to advise without more info. He may well have effectively been quarantined by the rescue if he's been in a few weeks and there have been no other comings and going...
by Rhian33
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Considering adopting rats. Are they scruffy or ill?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Considering adopting rats. Are they scruffy or ill?

I agree with Cazza. They look like they've had a bath. I'd ask for some other pics once dry but i'm guessing they'll look fine.
by Rhian33
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Question about varieties please
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Question about varieties please

You said before you were looking for a breeder. I would suggest you have a conversation with your chosen breeder about any health problems in their lines. That's a much more reliable way of finding out.
by Rhian33
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Escaped rat. Ideas for catching
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: Escaped rat. Ideas for catching

I would first say don't panic, keep the room door shut at all times and go and make yourself a cuppa. You will get him out. I would get a tube or igloo etc and put it near his hidey hole with some smelly yummy food and sit quietly near it. He will hopefully come out because he smells it. Failing tha...
by Rhian33
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HLD
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: HLD

My top tip is to try and keep rats as active as possible for as long as possible. My layouts are always challenging and i don't use retirement cages. If needed i use tubes to help oldies get around the cage. I do keep girls which are less prone admittedly but my rats rarely stop climbing before some...
by Rhian33
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Tic tac wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Tic tac wheel

Are we getting a review for the "Reviews" section of these wheels if they are so good ;) ?
by Rhian33
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: lump removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: lump removal

I'm so sorry. What a shock! It's really uncommon to lose a rat under anaesthetic nowadays, maybe he had a heart problem which you didn't know about.
by Rhian33
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Can I ask for rat breeders suggestions in the south west pls
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: Can I ask for rat breeders suggestions in the south west

There are no registered breeders in South Wales but there are some just over the bridge . You can find details on the NFRS breeders list http://www.nfrs.org/NFRS_Breeders_List.pdf . I will PM you about some rescue kittens I'm aware of too.

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