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by lilratlady
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Turmeric for tumors?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Turmeric for tumors?

Just bumping this in hopes someone who knows something about using this has any idea about dosing. I'm running to the store tonight to pick up some curcumin, and was thinking about 1/4 teaspoon/day? I've read that curcumin has no reported toxicity, so I'm not so much worried about over dosing as und...
by lilratlady
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: clumsy behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: clumsy behaviour

It sadly sounds like your girl has a pituitary tumor :( Steriods can help give them a few more good days/weeks, but you'll want to start them soon.
by lilratlady
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Turmeric for tumors?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Turmeric for tumors?

Oh, I know. It's the curcumin in turmeric that has been shown to have many health benefits. But I figured more people would know what turmeric was than curcumin :P Apparently in the states turmeric is suppose to have around 3 to 5% curcumin (not sure if it's the same in other countries?), but you ca...
by lilratlady
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Turmeric for tumors?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Turmeric for tumors?

My three year old spayed female has sadly developed two tumors :( The vet doesn't feel comfortable putting her under anesthesia because when I took her in for a consult about having them removed, her heart had a slight arhythmia and was a bit too fast. She is in great health otherwise, and the tumor...
by lilratlady
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Spaying age
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Spaying age

I was told by my vet that spaying as soon as they're big enough, about three to four months of age, will reduce the chance of mamory tumors, pts, ect. the most. By six months though is her prefered age.
by lilratlady
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Would this mix be okay?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Would this mix be okay?

Yep, they do :)

Only question is will customs let it through, since I think Dr. Squiggles is classified as a "food item", which they can be stinky about.

I'm going to try to order some this week, just have to call the bank first so they don't think someone stole my account information :lol:
by lilratlady
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Would this mix be okay?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Would this mix be okay?

Thank you Jemma! Hopefully I'll be able to get the Dr. Squiggles, but if I can't, I'll try making those vitamin treats :) Hopefully my little ones will eat them. Though any rats I adopt anytime soon likely won't be younger than six months or so, I'm assuming younger rats would be fine on this mix as...
by lilratlady
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Would this mix be okay?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Would this mix be okay?

Thank Jemma :) I had my eye on a organuc museli that looked promising, but I was worried about the sugar. I'll just be sure to add less of it. I've actually looked in petstores here for some dried dandelions, but didn't find any :( Pretty much the only rabbit foods I've been able to find have been f...
by lilratlady
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Would this mix be okay?
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Would this mix be okay?

Hey guys! So I really want to get my little ones on a straights based mix. I live in the US, so up till now they’ve had lab blocks as a base, supplemented daily with a grain mixture and lots of fresh produce daily. I haven’t been able to find a few things (like paddy rice) listed as base mix ingredi...
by lilratlady
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: 'the world's best cat litter'
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: 'the world's best cat litter'

http://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/

That is the website, correct? It says on the web page it is clumping :???:
by lilratlady
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: 'the world's best cat litter'
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Re: 'the world's best cat litter'

Isn't this litter clumping? That defiently wouldn't be safe for ratties :-?

If they ate any, it could kill them :(
by lilratlady
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Penis plugs - how often to check?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Penis plugs - how often to check?

Once you start seeing them, you need to check multiple times a day. A blockage can be very harmful.
by lilratlady
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lifeless, Limp, No energy?! Helpppp
Replies: 30
Views: 499

Re: Lifeless, Limp, No energy?! Helpppp

Riley managed to groom as well. She'd become a rolly polly, but she managed the day before she was taken to the vet and given a shot of dex (which bought us two very lovely days with her :hearts: ), and the day I came home to find that oral steroids were no longer working. You've deleted the image y...
by lilratlady
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lifeless, Limp, No energy?! Helpppp
Replies: 30
Views: 499

Re: Lifeless, Limp, No energy?! Helpppp

I'm sorry. I'm really not trying to make you feel guilty, but you said: Shes not got any better and its deffinately neurological. she cant use her legs, can only eat off the surface infront of her and can barely move... she pretty much stays like this That sounds like a PT. If she can barely move, a...
by lilratlady
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lifeless, Limp, No energy?! Helpppp
Replies: 30
Views: 499

Re: Lifeless, Limp, No energy?! Helpppp

PT's can be gradual, or very fast acting. My girl Riley seemed "off" for a few days before she showed any actual PT signs.

Even if she's not your rat, she needs to get to the vet.