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LucyLockwood
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Rat health

Post by LucyLockwood » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 am

My two (ish) year-old female fancy rat started bleeding from her vagina about three days ago. It stopped yesterday, but today, she is bleeding a lot and very swollen. We are taking her to the vet tomorrow, but I’m worried about the amount of blood she’s losing. What should I do until tomorrow?

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Re: Rat health

Post by cyber ratty » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:02 am

It sounds like she has either a uterine tumour which has ruptured or a pyometra (infection) - either way she needs to be spayed asap, I'd move your appointment forward to today if you can.

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