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by Shulott
Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Itchy skin won't go away!
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Itchy skin won't go away!

Smithy The Rat had a slightly scabby back. it would clear up then come back. it wasn't mites or fungus but a bacterial infection. It would celar up, she'd scratch herself and reinfect herself and it was an ongoing cycle. It took about six weeks to clear after it was diagnosed, we'd wipe her over onc...
by Shulott
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Itchy skin won't go away!
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Itchy skin won't go away!

Well done on getting Fantoosh over the worst of it! I'd still get him back to the vet. It could be a bacterial infection or fungal infection that is in the skin. Best to get it checked out, just in case.
by Shulott
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mite treatment hasn't worked
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Mite treatment hasn't worked

It could be a bacterial skin infection or even fungus. If she is no better in a week, I'd get her to the vet.
by Shulott
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Health
Topic: urgent help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: urgent help needed

She may need marbocyl (a tablet form of baytril that is stronger) as well as ronanxan and maybe an anti-flammatory (such as metacam)

Here is a link to a Guide written by a vet for vets. If you print it off and take it to your vet, that should help:

http://www.cavyrescue.co.uk/vet-rat-respiratory-guide/

Good luck
by Shulott
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Health
Topic: urgent advise needed- resp infection
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: urgent advise needed- resp infection

I would not use the septrin, I would get your lad back to the vet asap. He may be able to give him a steroid to help perk him up a bit. It may also be fluid on the lungs. He really needs to see the vet to see what is going on. You might want to take a copy of this along too: m Good luck with him, ho...
by Shulott
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: CavyRescue Rat Respiratory Guides
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: CavyRescue Rat Respiratory Guides

Rattiechick, I don't exactly know why respiratory disease causes head tilts I'm afraid.
by Shulott
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: CavyRescue Rat Respiratory Guides
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: CavyRescue Rat Respiratory Guides

Thank you Snaisby. the vet one is really useful to print off and give to your own vet, especially as it is written in 'vet speak'!
by Shulott
Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: CavyRescue Rat Respiratory Guides
Replies: 8
Views: 510

CavyRescue Rat Respiratory Guides

Hi All As you may know, we have two Guides on our website relating to Respiratory Disease in Rats. One is our experiences of it, the other is one written by a vet for vets. We are in the process of changing our website (and it is still a work in progress) and the original links to these pages have n...
by Shulott
Thu May 28, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Resp issues - will it never end?
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Resp issues - will it never end?

Something to print off for your vet:

http://www.cavyrescue.co.uk/respiratory ... uide.shtml

And a layman's guide:

http://www.cavyrescue.co.uk/rat-respiratory-guide.shtml
by Shulott
Sat May 02, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: A Bit of a funny turn
Replies: 23
Views: 399

Re: A Bit of a funny turn

Poor chap. You may find that ongoing steroids can help, bt I am sure your vet can help with this. Good lcuk
by Shulott
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Recommended Vets
Topic: Vets in the South East & London
Replies: 14
Views: 1526

Re: Vets in the South East & London

Vet Name Mark Rowland Practice Name Trinity Veterinary Centre Address Hermitage Walk, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NZ Telehone Number 01622 726730 Comments Mark is the CavyRescue vet and is, in our opinion, the rat health guru! In 2007 he achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Ce...
by Shulott
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: A Bit of a funny turn
Replies: 23
Views: 399

Re: A Bit of a funny turn

That's great news!
by Shulott
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Health
Topic: A Bit of a funny turn
Replies: 23
Views: 399

Re: A Bit of a funny turn

This could be a seizure or a stroke. The sooner you get your ratty to the vet, the better. Steroids can often help (prednisolone) as can vivtonin which helps get oxygen to the brain. You will also need monitor him very closely over the next few days. One ratty here, Sweetpea, did exactly the same th...