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by Ali
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Unbelievable!
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Unbelievable!

I'm sat on the floor and Ra has been sitting with me quite abit but i've been busy on the laptop for a few mins. Next thing I realise is he has brought the finger brush over and put it in front of me :o :o :o I have used it on him a couple of times before but I didn't even think he was that fussed a...
by Ali
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Digoxin dose
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Digoxin dose

Yeah, the vet said it carries risks and the fact that it affects heart muscle contraction made me feel extra cautious about it lol Thanks for the warning about toxicity, I will hold off until I know for sure what to give. The annoying thing is I have actually used it before but it was ready made up ...
by Ali
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Digoxin dose
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Digoxin dose

The Rat Guide and couple of other guides mention 0.0025 mg (or 2.5 mcg) twice a day. My vets instructions say 1/8th of a 125 mcg tablet twice a day!!! Can anyone firstly confirm doseage they have used and whether there are any lower dose tablets? I really don't want to overdose on this one! Thanks
by Ali
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Synulox Palatable Drops help please
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Re: Synulox Palatable Drops help please

I can't remember the dose but I do remember it being a huge amount compared to the cat/dog dose on the side. It never did any harm though :-| By the time they spit a bit out aswell it probably is about right :lol:
by Ali
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Recommended Vets
Topic: Vets in the South West
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: Vets in the South West

Kate James at Rowe Veterinary Group Yate Veterinary Surgery 9 Station Road Yate Bristol BS37 5HT Tel: 01454 318016 (24 hours) Chris Artingstall at Rowe Veterinary Group The Rowe Veterinary Hospital Bradley Green Wotton Under Edge Gloucestershire GL12 7PP Tel: 01453 843295 (24 hours) Polly Cornwell a...
by Ali
Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Infected ? Eye
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Infected ? Eye

Maybe try ringing the vet and ask their advice. I wonder if there is something you could use on the eye more regularly to keep it moist and help it heal. Are there any other symptoms? What a good age, give the old granny a scritch :D
by Ali
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Weezy little madam
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Weezy little madam

sneezing is common for newbies for a week or so but it's not anything major usually. you say wheezing, can you describe any other symptoms? not eating much can be part of the 'newbie' thing but it can also indicate she is unwell. Same with a bit of lethargy really. I'd say monitor her more closely ....
by Ali
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ratty vets in bristol
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Ratty vets in bristol

Cadwedig wrote:
Ali wrote:Kate at the Yate branch


are u on commission? :wink:



sadly not :lol:
by Ali
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril- once or twice a day
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Baytril- once or twice a day

What I heard was that if you have x amount that will kill the bugs, a double dose won't go and kill twice as many. and you'd be better giving that extra dose at another time so the amount can be kept in the system for longer.I think it depends on what it is used for though as Tabirat said. There are...
by Ali
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ratty vets in bristol
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Ratty vets in bristol

There was also a spanish (i think) lady that did weekends at Highcroft who was the most compassionate vet i have ever met. She cried with me when Chi died :o :cry:
My local vet also uses Highcrofts exotics referal specialist Bridgit for advice on complex matters...any vet can do this by phone.
by Ali
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril- once or twice a day
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Baytril- once or twice a day

I heard the double dose once a day idea was pointless. I would give it twice a day. I have heard that for very very severe life threatening infections, people have given it 3 times a day.
by Ali
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Ratty vets in bristol
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Ratty vets in bristol

Yes it was Polly! I wish she lived closer as she was great
by Ali
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Adopt poorly rat from rescue centre?
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: Adopt poorly rat from rescue centre?

I would strongly advise you to quarantine the rat before letting it share the same airspace with your rats, even if it wasn't ill. This time of year sees viruses about more. Personally there is no way on hell i'd bring a sneezing rat home tbh, no matter what any vet said. Maybe you could somehow set...
by Ali
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ratty vets in bristol
Replies: 13
Views: 129

Re: Ratty vets in bristol

Hiya! I'm in North Bristol, welcome to FR! I use Rowe veterinary group and either take the rats to see Kate at the Yate branch or see Chris Artingstall in Wooton Under Edge. I can also recommend Highcroft vets (the main practice on Well road) but I can't remember the vet that was lovely there. I wen...
by Ali
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: what can be done *(facial abcess pics)*
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: what can be done *(facial abcess pics)*

I agree it looks like it could be a zymbals gland tumour. They often abscess on top which is why you see the pus. If it is 'just' an absces then agressive antibiotic treatment seems to be the best way to proceed as they can be very nasty and bone infection can be an issue. People have used Antirobe,...