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by ceejay
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Has anyone used a Zithromax / baytril combo ?
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Has anyone used a Zithromax / baytril combo ?

Hi,

I have used the baytril/ronaxon combo. It can be given at the same time. It didn't help my boy unfortunately (though I think maybe my ronaxon dose was too low) but I think it did help one of AlienRat's boys.

Hope it helps your ratty.
by ceejay
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Care for CHF buck?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Have you got him on any medication for the CHF? Fortekor can often make them feel a lot better and have more energy again. Could he continue to live with Blessi as he is used to her, they could perhaps live together in the cage you suggested which would make it a bit easier for him if you find that ...
by ceejay
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Long-term Treatment for Myco - A/Bs
Replies: 7
Views: 516

I have had rats on long term ceporex and it has been very successful for me. I use the tablets and they have half twice a day crushed in food. Alexi has just been put on long term ceporex as every time he is off antib's he goes down hill, sneezing, noisy breathing and miserable. My vet has just sugg...
by ceejay
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Castrate while rat is under anaesthetic anyway?
Replies: 8
Views: 653

I had a boy castrated at the same time as he had a cyst removed, it worked very well, tho he wasn't a very happy chappy for a few days :-?
by ceejay
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hole in my Rat
Replies: 8
Views: 670

I wouldn't seperate him if he was mine, I didn't seperate Jazz and he was fine and it healed up so quickly. If you seperate him he will probably be bored and miserable and may start picking the wound. :-?
by ceejay
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: help please
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

If you are worried I think it would be worth taking him to the vet. You might get given some metacam which is a painkiller and anti-inflammatory to give him for a few days. It would certainly make him feel more comfortable. HTH
by ceejay
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Hole in my Rat
Replies: 8
Views: 670

It sounds as if he may have had an abscess which has burst, was it to one side of his penis? Jazz had a huge hole there, it was called a preputial(sp) abscess, he cleaned it up so well you could see a membrane inside, it healed up very quickly. Hope your boy will be ok.
by ceejay
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: brown wee
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Brown wee sounds as if it is blood in his wee, it is important for him to have some antibiotics for it. I recently nearly lost one of my boys when he had an urinary infection with blood in his wee. I hope he will soon be ok.
by ceejay
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Senior-Aid
Replies: 26
Views: 1497

I have had Alexi on Senior aid for about 2 months now and the difference in him is amazing. He used to spend all his time sleeping and avoiding any exercise due to injuring one of his legs and hip in the past which left him rather stiff and with some pain, but now at free range time he actually has ...
by ceejay
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Senior-Aid
Replies: 26
Views: 1497

As Sabby mentioned my boy Ebony (RIP) rubbed his chin and hands on the floor of the cage when first offered senior aid. What I did with him was mix half the dose in some baby rice on a teaspoon and gave each of the 2 older boys twice a day, gradually I reduced the amount of baby rice so they got use...
by ceejay
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I Think Were going to lose Pippin
Replies: 27
Views: 987

Thats great news I hope she will continue to improve :D
by ceejay
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: I Think Were going to lose Pippin
Replies: 27
Views: 987

If the vet thinks she has CHF she could have Fortekor, it is really good for that and can be used as a diagnostic. I think the dose is a fifth of a tablet a day. You should see some change in her in a few days on fortekor if it is CHF

HTH
by ceejay
Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Blood in a buck's urine, not responding to meds
Replies: 20
Views: 1262

The vet did the crystal test on my boy Mikki's urine and they did find crystals in it. I was told that you can give something (medicine) to help keep the urine more acidic if there are crystals that show it to be too alkaline. Cystaid can be used to help protect the bladder too. Mikki has just finis...
by ceejay
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Health
Topic: eww. smelly, smelly boys!
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Sorry about your boy. Are they having much greenstuff? it might be worth cutting it out for a few days if they are. Cooked rice is my favourite for squishy poo, it does help. But as it is actual diarohea I would take him to the vet for a check as it does sound more than the squishy poo caused by too...
by ceejay
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Blood in a buck's urine, not responding to meds
Replies: 20
Views: 1262

I have a boy that had blood in his urine. He was given zithromax which stopped the bleeding very quickly (he had to have a 2nd course though, the week he was on it first time was not long enough). He is also on cystaid which is also the same thing my cat was given when she got reoccuring cystitis, i...