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by debzratties
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Lethargic with Swollen nose and Increased porph/blood?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Lethargic with Swollen nose and Increased porph/blood?

Thankyou both, it means ever so much :hearts: Most people I know can't comprehend why i'd go to such great lengths for "just a rat" so it's lovely that there's so many nice people on here who understand and feel the same way. I'd already rang round quite a few vets before posting yesterday as Judith...
by debzratties
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lethargic with Swollen nose and Increased porph/blood?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Lethargic with Swollen nose and Increased porph/blood?

Sorry to hear Poppy isn't well. It sounds like something very similar to what my lad Rookie had a few weeks ago and unfortunately he didn't make it :( Sorry to be blunt...never a subtle way of saying these things. Have a read of the thread from his illness here The post mortem essentially said a se...
by debzratties
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lethargic with Swollen nose and Increased porph/blood?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Lethargic with Swollen nose and Increased porph/blood?

I've just gone to the cage to find Poppy with what looks like blood on her nose it looks more like proper blood than the usual porph, she's not her usual self at all and seems quite lethargic especially when eating/drinking. She's quite fluffed up which is making her look a lot bigger, her head incl...
by debzratties
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Doxy/Baytril combo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: Doxy/Baytril combo?

Best way to split small tablets is to crush them into powder first then divide them into equal portions on a smooth surface with a sharp object (can't beat mirror and razor blade actually - although if you have house-mates explaining what you are doing first is a good idea :lol: ). I currently use ...
by debzratties
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Doxy/Baytril combo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: Doxy/Baytril combo?

The tablets I have are also 20mg so the dose your vet prescribed is fine, it sounds a lot because your dose is 1/3 once a day but if you were to give it twice a day it would only be 1/6 which is probably why you think the dose seems high, but it's not. And if you think those tablets are tiny, you wa...
by debzratties
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Doxy/Baytril combo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: Doxy/Baytril combo?

Hi, i'm not sure about your dosage on the Doxy, maybe the tablets you have are a different strength as the highest dose i've been given has been 1/8 twice daily, that was for my 280g girl. She also has Baytril at a slightly higher dose twice a day, it's apparently best to give the Baytril first then...
by debzratties
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Anybody Used heart meds and Bisolvon at the same
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Anybody Used heart meds and Bisolvon at the same

Thanks, i'll give it a go and keep everything crossed that it helps :)

Debz :dumbogirly:
by debzratties
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Anybody Used heart meds and Bisolvon at the same
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Anybody Used heart meds and Bisolvon at the same

I've already posted in detail about Daisys numerous health problems in the past including her latest update here: http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=156790&st=0&sk=t&sd=a so I'll try and keep it short :rollred: Has anybody had experience of using heart meds and Bisolvon at the...
by debzratties
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Cod liver oil/Omega supplements
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Cod liver oil/Omega supplements

It depends if you suppliment vit d anyway, as liver oil is sometimes used for that too. Otherwise there is a fair overlap. I have heard the name cool oil for a joint seed oil, may be worth a search Yes I already supplement vit D among other things so i'll try the cool oil, thanks. I'm mainly lookin...
by debzratties
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Cod liver oil/Omega supplements
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Cod liver oil/Omega supplements

Thanks Jemma, so if I get hold of some mixed seed oil would this be a good alternative to cod liver oil or would I still need to give some kind of fish oil supplement? just a biy confused as to what health benefits they each have and if they're similar? I usually add a few extra linseed and sesame s...
by debzratties
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Cod liver oil/Omega supplements
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Cod liver oil/Omega supplements

I'm hoping someone can recommend a good fish oil supplement, I've been giving my girls a cod liver capsule every fortnight, but now a few of them don't bother eating theirs meaning the capsules get left in the cage for the rest to eat so i've stopped using them for now. They've also been having salm...
by debzratties
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Daisys going downhill fast resp/heart issues
Replies: 18
Views: 742

Re: Daisys going downhill fast resp/heart issues

Just a quick update, Daisy went for her checkup yesterday. Her breathing right up until 2 p.m was still very rattly and so loud that the noise kept me awake most of the night so by the morning I'd really started to lose hope that the meds would work and thought that the vet would suggest having Dais...
by debzratties
Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bathing abscess, doens't seem to be draining? Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Bathing abscess, doens't seem to be draining? Help!

I've had quite a problem with abcesses lately that seem to affect my rescue group following surgery, fortunately I've not had to have these drained surgically yet. Fudge had a clump of numerous small abcesses following a lump removal and we had a nightmare time trying to get rid of them, twice she w...
by debzratties
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Daisys going downhill fast resp/heart issues
Replies: 18
Views: 742

Re: Daisys going downhill fast resp/heart issues

I'd give it time and not massively increase her veg/herbs, as you risk effectively giving her more than the vets intended, though it might be worth checking the dosage is in the high end of the dose range if she's still bad, and upping it if needed (i can look in my rat helath book wehn I'm home if...
by debzratties
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Daisys going downhill fast resp/heart issues
Replies: 18
Views: 742

Re: Daisys going downhill fast resp/heart issues

Thanks Jemma, she's already on both of the meds you mentioned, she also had an injection of this the other day but she sounds really gurgly atm and as she's still eating okay thought it might be worth feeding her things that might help to get rid of some of the fluid.

Debz :dumbogirly: