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by beckie2040
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fluffed up - just old age?
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Fluffed up - just old age?

Yes, I think it's most likely to just be a sign of old age.

I found that my boy Patch's coat improved a bit after I started giving him Ipakitine, but he's certainly not silky smooth like he used to be!
by beckie2040
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: The big taste test..
Replies: 139
Views: 10710

Re: The big taste test..

This kept me highly amused on my lunchbreak today :lol: :lol: :lol: All I have to contribute is that banana Septrin does in fact taste like something banana flavoured (like Angel Delight, not like an actual banana), but has a very bitter aftertaste. Who's going to be first to nibble a lava ledge?!
by beckie2040
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ear infection/injury?
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Ear infection/injury?

One of my boys Flash (over 2 years old now) has been suffering with his breathing for a bit now, and has been on Baytril for just over a week, plus a bit of Bisolven and a puff on an inhaler once a day. His breathing is getting quieter now, and is quiet some of the time again, although he still make...
by beckie2040
Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Very sick ratty - resp inf - is there anything else I can do
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Re: Very sick ratty - resp inf - is there anything else I can do

Just to check are you giving an hour gap at least before the baytril and doxy? Why's that? We've been giving baytril and doxy mixed together for years :o Doxycycline is bacteriostatic which means it stops any bugs sensitive to it from doing very much. The theory is that Baytil cannot then kill them...
by beckie2040
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New and frequent choking episodes
Replies: 28
Views: 2147

Re: New and frequent choking episodes

One of mine is also suffering with his breathing at the moment, and choked a couple of times whilst I was giving him his meds mixed with baby food, but he hasn't done it for a few days now, thank god, and it doesn't sound as bad as yours. I was wondering with mine if it was just because he was so co...
by beckie2040
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Dosage
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Baytril Dosage

I have nothing to add, but would also like a copy of what you're looking for to show my vets - they are a bit stingy with the old baytril, I must say. I doubt they'd disagree with me cos i'm there often enough and they know I know my stuff, but I'd still like to have something to back me up just in ...
by beckie2040
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Are there any foods that can relieve mycoplasma symptons
Replies: 13
Views: 1561

Re: Are there any foods that can relieve mycoplasma symptons

well since they've been on antibiotics, they dont sneeze or sniffle at all and the red mucus has completely gone away. I trust my vet more then a forum. I just wanted answers about food I have two 4/5 month old girls that don't sneeze or sniffle and I've not seen any porph on them, and they aren't ...
by beckie2040
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bad Myco Flair-up
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Bad Myco Flair-up

I must have checked this just before you posted earlier.

How is she now that the weather has cooled down?
by beckie2040
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bad Myco Flair-up
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Bad Myco Flair-up

This weather is horrible :( The only other thing I can think of for keeping her cool would be if you have an icepod you could lay the damp cloth over that, which would keep cool for hours. If you don't have one, you could lay the cloth over a bottle of frozen water so that she could lay on the cloth...
by beckie2040
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bad Myco Flair-up
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Bad Myco Flair-up

I don't have anything to add, sorry, but I didn't want to read and run! I know exactly how you feel, when we had a couple of really hot days a few weeks ago I thought I was going to lose one of my guys, and got to the point where I took him to be PTS, but the vet wanted to give him one last chance. ...
by beckie2040
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The oldies' new bachelor pad!
Replies: 23
Views: 2029

Re: The oldies' new bachelor pad!

Is that just one rat I can see under that basket? They look GINORMOUS :o :lol:

I think that's a really good idea for oldies who don't climb, as long as they can't get through the squares of the panels :)
by beckie2040
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin

I had 37 rats on septrin for 2 weeks and only had a problem once with one rat. i do syringe it straight down the back of their throat. Danna did take a bit of an objection one day to being picked up, I think she knew what was coming and bit me, but she still got meds anyway and after that never gav...
by beckie2040
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin

Solar wrote:I've had one rat eat it, and managed to get my rabbit to enjoy it, but because she had to have baytril too she wont take anything from a syringe. banana flavoured baby food works
Not with my guys!! :roll:
flash-gordonette wrote:Chocolate soya milk never fails :)
Also noted!! Thanks :D
by beckie2040
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin

I does have a really bitter after-taste, I must admit, but I've seen comments from lots of people on here saying their rats will eat it straight from the syringe :o

Chocolate-mint mouse - noted!!
by beckie2040
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

I refuse to believe that any rat will willingly eat Septrin

Banana-flavour or otherwise :angry: I can't have the only two rats in the world that won't eat it, surely!! I asked my vets to order in the Banana flavoured one especially for me, and my guys won't touch it. Even mixed in baby-food. Or soaked into bread with nesquik powder on top. Or with Nutrical o...