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by rattypetrolhead
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Galastop Articles?
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Galastop Articles?

Galastop for prolactin linked mammary lumps and also for the treatment of pituitary tumours. Tamoxifen for oestrogen linked mammary lumps... I think! :D We used galastop with great success with Rammy's lumps as they were milk producing, so most likely prolactin linked, they stopped abscessing and si...
by rattypetrolhead
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Galastop Articles?
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Galastop Articles?

There is some good stuff on the rat health forum. I printed off a few of the threads and took them to the vets with me, it definitely helped get sheena and rammy on galastop. Vic (RatGirl@RatRitz) was also immensely helpful in answering my questions too :love:
by rattypetrolhead
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: heat stroke help
Replies: 75
Views: 5698

Re: heat stroke help

Fingers are crossed for Gaelan and yourself Lisa x
by rattypetrolhead
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays
Replies: 155
Views: 12189

Re: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays

Any news on approximate prices? Do I need to start saving the pennies yet?! :lol:
by rattypetrolhead
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I need a moan... hormonal rat
Replies: 26
Views: 1547

Re: I need a moan... hormonal rat

lamb wrote:If not My boy who can't be castrated and refuses to live with boys would love a feisty female for company :wink: He needs to be under the thumb, he's a little monkey.Maybe we could start Rat match group on the forum :lol:
:lol:
by rattypetrolhead
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: I need a moan... hormonal rat
Replies: 26
Views: 1547

Re: I need a moan... hormonal rat

Thirteen went on her holidays yesterday... will see how she goes! :luck:
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

I do hope my little man is able to teach us something and so his death will have at least contributed something to future rats. There was also a junior vet present for the PM so hopefully he/she learnt something from him too. I really admire you for saying that Jude. It must be so hard for you at t...
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Yngwie has a lump
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Yngwie has a lump

Put your positive hat on and you'll be fine :lol:

I have exactly the same worries about my hamster-cage-rescue rats - they all have rubbish chests and I always worry that I'll lose them too young. What I'll do without my tinies I just don't know :(
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Health
Topic: turning a good vet into a good rat vet.....
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: turning a good vet into a good rat vet.....

Give them a copy of the NFRS Rat Health Guide - it's a tenner on the website. I gave my vets a copy of it and they keep it in the staff room! I have my own copy too, and it's invaluable. Some (dare I say most?) vets are very much 'this is what I was taught and I can't deviate', but if you provide en...
by rattypetrolhead
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Yngwie has a lump
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Yngwie has a lump

An abscess or cyst is most likely. It's probably too small to aspirate with a needle yet, but see what the vet says. Silly pingy boy!!!

Edited to correct blimmin' iPhone's autocorrections, which were wrong!
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Methinks Serenity might have pneumonia
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Methinks Serenity might have pneumonia

Fortekor and Frusemide - a crumb (approx a 40th of a tablet) of each once or twice a day depending on the degree of heart failure. I'd recommend having a chat with hlcasey for any tips - her Splodge is currently on both drugs and she's been on them for over a year. Splodgy is now getting on in years...
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

Oh Jude I'm so sorry :cry: Scritches to the ratties and hugs to you x
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Ruby eyes?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Ruby eyes?

Juno, was a mink roan and had ruby eyes, her sister was a mink hoody and had black eyes. I think the positioning of the blaze on roans influences whether the eyes lighten or not (not making any guarantees :lol: )
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen snout - updated, PM results added
Replies: 86
Views: 6468

Re: Swollen snout - URGENT REPLIES PLEASE

He's been admitted to the vets for 'supportive care' - basically a heat pad and some s/c fluids and maybe another steroid dose later this morning as he only had the last one at 11pm last night. What was suspected to be porphyrin coming from his nose is actually blood so she thinks there could be a ...
by rattypetrolhead
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays
Replies: 155
Views: 12189

Re: John Hopewell Galvanised Clean out trays

cookielucylou wrote:I would be very interested in this as my trays are rather dead.
:lol: Mine aren't quite dead yet, but they're suffering a long and prolonged torture by rat nibbles :lol: