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by lamb
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Doxy/Baytril combo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Re: Doxy/Baytril combo?

I have seen no improvement at all. Does that mean the was no infection? He has been on this for 10 days. Previously 2 weeks of Baytril. He is happy in himself, eating and a good weight 850g. Shall I take him back to the vets? What can they do? The vet said his chest was not that bad before treatment...
by lamb
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Re: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under

Bless him :lol:He was very young. I must admit it was a bad one it even made me gag a bit. :sickrat:
by lamb
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introducing new rats to older girls
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Introducing new rats to older girls

Agree with all of the above :D I was worried that new young rats would upset the balance, but how wrong I was. My very, very old lady Storm got the chance to be a mummy :hearts: and what a great one she is. Within hours they were found squished under her in a hammock. It couldn't have worked out bet...
by lamb
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Re: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under

Healing well. Still a bit of puss coming out, So keeping up with the flushing. Skin looks nice and pink :D
by lamb
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Echinacea straight from the dropper???
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Echinacea straight from the dropper???

Thanks. Just bought one. :D
by lamb
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Echinacea straight from the dropper???
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Echinacea straight from the dropper???

The only childrens one I can find contains Golden seal? What make have you been using and were did you get it from? Thanks :)
by lamb
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: is this ok???
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: is this ok???

I use Doves farm wheat free. It's made from rice and they love it. I also cook it once a week and mix in fish , veggies, herbs and garlic. :)
by lamb
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: pre-tasting food
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: pre-tasting food

I think thats lovely :hearts: They really trust you. They must think your a huge bald rat :lol:
by lamb
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Re: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under

Back from vets. You should have seen the face on the vet when puss started squirting out. I thought he was gona faint :lol: I said I would finish it myself at home to save his stomach. Got a nice big hole so it can drain properly. I finished it off and flushed it loads and filled with Manuka honey. ...
by lamb
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Tell me what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Tell me what to do

Spoiled rat has come up trumps! OMG! I am so excited. I will post when I know more :D
by lamb
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Re: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under

Thank you so much. I am so glad you mentioned the cross bit. All the abscesses I have had lanced in the past have healed too quickly. I will ask for a topical AB. That makes sense. So glad I came on here before I went :D :D :D
by lamb
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Re: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under

I didn't know they could do that. I have a good supply of Hibiscrub and syringes. MarieM he is just booked in for a look at it, but you get 20mins (not like my old vets you only got 5mins) so maybe they could lance it then. Only problem is I won't get to pop it myself :(
by lamb
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess problem
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Abscess problem

Hes got another one! Booked in at the vets as it is huge and no scab :o
by lamb
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Abscess needs to be lanced but can't go under

My Hermie developed a huge(the size of a walnut) abscess last night and it appears to be deep if you know what I mean. The skin feels very tight and I am worried it will pop inside him. The vet would like to lance it. He nearly died when getting castrated and my old vet said he would never operate o...
by lamb
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Tell me what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Tell me what to do

Back to the drawing board. I never heard back from Spoiled rat :( It would have been perfect.I have spotted 2 6mth girls but OH thinks its unfair to operate on them,even though I have told him the health benefits. It will cost between £80 and £100 to do them both which will eat into our vet fund and...