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by kat1234
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Breathing hard & fast - help PLS!
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Breathing hard & fast - help PLS!

I don't know anything about other things that could be causing it, but if it is a resp infection maybe ask the vet to try another antibiotic such as doxycyclin as some resp infections aren't treated by baytril alone? The website ratguide.com has lots of information and advice on reatments for resp i...
by kat1234
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Euthanasia methods?
Replies: 34
Views: 2466

Re: Euthanasia methods?

I think it depends on the rat and what you think he/she would find most distressing. The vet said to me that in his experience its nicer for the rat to have a quick injection in the tummy and then pass away in your arms as they can often panic when put in a box and given gas. Having said that the gi...
by kat1234
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: tumour starting to ulcerate
Replies: 1
Views: 140

tumour starting to ulcerate

One of my girls has an inoperable mammary tumour and I think it may be about to ulcerate, but I really have no experience about it. The short story is that its fairly small and has been growing slowly since october (I had to have another of my girls put down yesterday with a lump in a similar positi...
by kat1234
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: how much baby food, yoghurt etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: how much baby food, yoghurt etc?

Thanks again for all your advice. Although I love her to have a bit of what she wants, of course I want her to live as long as she possibly can and the idea of her feeling hungry just breaks my heart :( I had no idea baby food was so useless - its always been recommended to me when she's been ill in...
by kat1234
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: how much baby food, yoghurt etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: how much baby food, yoghurt etc?

Thanks for your advice. Unfortunately I don't see it being a long term problem - i think she'll have to be pts fairly soon because the lump is so fast growing :( I have soaked her food in water (and cool tea which is one of her fave things) and she ate it happily which is good. I also found that she...
by kat1234
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: how much baby food, yoghurt etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

how much baby food, yoghurt etc?

my girl is approx 400g. she has a tumour on her back leg that is affecting her balance and as such she needs one of her front paws to balance. As a result she seems to have given up eating any kind of dry food as she can't hold it in one hand to eat - she just ends up dropping it. I'm feeding her ba...
by kat1234
Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Holiday cage?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Holiday cage?

I have a ford ka and two cages: a freddy and c2. Unfortunately neither fit in the boot (even the c2 when flat packed is too big), but both will fit in with the two back seats down. Not a problem if there's one or two of you in the car, but any more (or lots of luggage, golf clubs etc) and you're str...
by kat1234
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: A question for those with cats
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: A question for those with cats

I think it really depends on the cat. When i was younger we had relaxed cats who weren't interested in the rats at all. The one time the cat showed interest, bubbles (the rat) bit her thru the bars and she never went near the cage again. Now we've got younger cats who are very interested in the rats...
by kat1234
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: painkillers
Replies: 3
Views: 263

painkillers

Hi, my girly has either severe pyometra or ovarian tumours. Antibiotics have slowed the progression (shes been living perfectly happily with it for 6 weeks now) but unfortunately surgery really isn't an option for her :( . She has a lump in her groin area and is bleeding from the vagina, which I've ...
by kat1234
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Health
Topic: bleeding from vagina - pyometra/tumours
Replies: 1
Views: 126

bleeding from vagina - pyometra/tumours

I noticed this morning one of my girls bleeding from her vagina. Her hammock was quite bloody too so i took her to the vets this afternoon. She also has a fairly solid lump down there which must have appeared in the last few days - just between her hind leg and her belly. She had a mammary lump remo...
by kat1234
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Who has had an OP recently?
Replies: 33
Views: 1022

Re: Who has had an OP recently?

My flora had a lump removed last tuesday. Her wound didn't heal very well so we had to go back and get it glued together as well as the stitches :cry: Anyway shes now healing very nicely so I finally started to relax over the weekend. Too soon tho - found a lump on one of my other girlies bailey's t...
by kat1234
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: anti-lump mix?
Replies: 2
Views: 191

anti-lump mix?

I'm sure i've read something about an anti-lump mix on here before but I've done a search and can't seem to find anything. Does such a thing exist or am I making it up? My girls are fed mix of rabbit food, cereal and some dog food as per the shunamite diet. Unfortunately two of my girls have mammary...
by kat1234
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Post-op wound healing
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Post-op wound healing

My girl had to have a mammary lump removed yesterday and came home with a wound around 2 inches long. The vet has done the stitching inside so she can't pull it and when she came home it looked nicely scabbed over. However, this morning there's no scab and it seems quite open. I can see the stitches...
by kat1234
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cupcake due to be PTS 2day..now im not sure?
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Cupcake due to be PTS 2day..now im not sure?

I had a similar problem with my vet when i suggested a baytril/doxy combo. He said he wouldn't give the two drugs together as they'd counter act each other and that the doxy tablets were too big anyway. I did research and found you can get doxy capsules (not tablets), open them up and suspend the po...
by kat1234
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Good ratty vets in bath?
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Good ratty vets in bath?

I'm moving to bath soon with my ratties. They're all healthy at the moment, but I'd like to have a vets in mind in case anyone gets sick. Can anyone recommend good ratty vets in bath, preferably near oldfield park? I'd especially like a vet who's good with resp issues as one of my girls has had prob...