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by NewRat
Fri May 13, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Jack not right some how
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Jack not right some how

just read some info on pnemonia and he's got all the major signs for it. :cry: And I feel awful that I may have caused it by him inhaling some meds. We have been syringing him and Mickey Doxy with water and I worry that he's inhaled some of it. :cry: And just tried to give Mickey his meds and he cut...
by NewRat
Fri May 13, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Jack not right some how
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Jack not right some how

:( Mickey and Jack are still going, on a course of Doxycycline, which is working well on their respiratory problems. However overnight Jack has suddenly turned. He is very puffed up, very quiet, either sitting in the back of the cage on his own hunched up, or he's frantically jumping around, turning...
by NewRat
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Health
Topic: PTS decision
Replies: 2
Views: 103

PTS decision

Hello I have devastating news that we think Mickey should be PTS tomorrow. He is suffering so much with constant respiry problems and his breathing is terrible. It sounds like he has fluid on his lungs, he's hardly eating, he's sleeping all the time, and is clearly suffering with his life. :cry: We ...
by NewRat
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Senior Aid and Nutri-Cal
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Senior Aid and Nutri-Cal

Hello

Can you give this together? Or should it be given 12 hours apart? Or 24 hours apart?
by NewRat
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Feeding a modified mix
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Feeding a modified mix

SInce David passed away, Jack and Mickey have been eating well. They get a pinch of Xtra Vital and a pinch of their old mix. This works well and they love the little grains. As David stopped eating towards the end, the bowl didn't empty, and I think the other two went through a bad patch, but are no...
by NewRat
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to help grieving?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: How to help grieving?

Hello, I'm sorry about David :cry: I agree with Piedpiper, only time seems to heal. I know it's hard to watch them like that. When I lost one of my rats recently, his brothers took it really hard. They refused to come to me, just sat there looking miserable :( Just talk to them and reassure them as...
by NewRat
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to help grieving?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: How to help grieving?

Hi NewRat I'm really sorry for your loss. Scritches to your boys. I have found that really only time eases the grieving process. Mine refused to come to me at all for nearly a week; choosing to huddle together, looking incredibly sad and miserable :cry: I talked to them all the time and let them gr...
by NewRat
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: How to help grieving?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

How to help grieving?

Jack and Mickey have been quiet since David's passing. This afternoon was the first time they had cuddled up together, yesterday they slept apart. :( Is there anyway I can help the grieving process for them, or do I just have to leave them to do it themselves?
by NewRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: A very sad decision had to be made :( (- showing the body?)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: A very sad decision had to be made :(

Very sorry to hear this :cry: What is he suffering with? Has he been on medication for it before that has stopped working? He's suffering from a severe respy infection and possibly CHF. He's been on Baytril that obviously hasn't worked. I know I could get him on a number of meds but I personally do...
by NewRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: A very sad decision had to be made :( (- showing the body?)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: A very sad decision had to be made :(

Very sorry to hear this :cry: What is he suffering with? Has he been on medication for it before that has stopped working? He's suffering from a severe respy infection and possibly CHF. He's been on Baytril that obviously hasn't worked. I know I could get him on a number of meds but I personally do...
by NewRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: A very sad decision had to be made :( (- showing the body?)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

A very sad decision had to be made :( (- showing the body?)

Very sadly, we've decided to have David put to sleep. He is suffering terribly, he doesn't want to know anything, he doesn't want to eat anything, even wet dog food and his favourite treats, he just wants to sit in his bed, sometimes just staring straight out into the corner, or is restless trying t...
by NewRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Barnfield Veterinary Practice
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Barnfield Veterinary Practice

Hey

Are these good rodent vets?

http://www.barnfieldvets.com/
by NewRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Any good rodent vets around Watford area?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Any good rodent vets around Watford area?

siberiankiss wrote:Have you already been today? They wouldn't give you the meds?
PM'd you.
by NewRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Any good rodent vets around Watford area?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Any good rodent vets around Watford area?

Hey

Is there any good rodent vets around the Watford area? I need them to understand respiratory problems and congestive heart failure and prescribe meds correctly.
by NewRat
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Administering Doxycycline/Zithromax with Baytril
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Administering Doxycycline/Zithromax with Baytril

Hey Are you seeing a vet or self medicating? Usually the vet will prescribe doses appropriate to the illness. To answer your questions, you can get Doxycycline Hydrocloride which is injectable or Doxy Calcium which is the oral syrup. Dosage depends on what is wrong really, but there's a link here w...