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Rat struggling to eat

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:59 am
by Elizarat
My old girls is 2 years old. She is struggling to use her mouth to grab things. She is trying to eat. She eats more when i hold the food for her. Plus her back legs seem to be going other not being able to balance or just weak. (Not sure if connected) Her nose has a little bit of red showing she is abit stressed. Her sister past away within a week of showing same symptoms as she just got too weak.

Re: Rat struggling to eat

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:20 am
by [cub]
Honestly, she needs to see a vet. If she's actually struggling to bite/chew things then that suggests she may have something wrong with her mouth, which a vet is hopefully better equipped to look at. I'm not an expert on oral issues but I can't think of any off the top of my head that don't require veterinary attention.

Re: Rat struggling to eat

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:19 pm
by Elizarat
Thank you for your help. But sadly we just took her to vets and is at rest now. Since i posted she just got so much worse,she was really floppy.

Re: Rat struggling to eat

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:35 pm
by Caza66
So sorry for your loss. It sounded like the right decision.

Re: Rat struggling to eat

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:09 pm
by [cub]
I'm so sorry. :( I have to admit when I read the symptoms I thought the prognosis probably wasn't good, but I didn't want to jinx anything. Rest easy, old girl.

Re: Rat struggling to eat

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:03 am
by HereticPr1me
Sorry to read this :(
It does sound like organ failure in some fashion, and going downhill so quickly I too think you made the right choice. Even knowing what was happening I think treatment options would likely be very limited, if at all.

Run free with your sister again little one :rattyrainbow: