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by AlienRat
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump mix and strokes
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Lump mix and strokes

Here is a link to the lump mix page:
http://www.rathealth.co.uk/articles/antilump.html

:)

You can also add agnus castus
by AlienRat
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: beaphar spot-on - how much?
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: beaphar spot-on - how much?

Thanks everyone. i think (especially with rats) I trust the manufacturers advice more than the vets, my one vet still tells me to put baytrill in water despite me explaining to him many times how stupid that is! This vet said I should dilute the baytril with orange juice :roll: I think it could be ...
by AlienRat
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lump mix and strokes
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Lump mix and strokes

Has the vet not considered vivitonin instead of an anticonvulsant?
by AlienRat
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Health
Topic: beaphar spot-on - how much?
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: beaphar spot-on - how much?

Tagalong, eggs hatch in about 10 days and to survive the larvae must feed pretty much straight away. So it sucks on toxic blood and dies. If ivermectin lasts in the system for up to 28 days, then you have your bases covered with one treatment usually.
by AlienRat
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: beaphar spot-on - how much?
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: beaphar spot-on - how much?

It really is up to you but I am pretty sure that one treatment and some trimmed nails will do the trick, it always does with our rats so I wouldn't worry too much. :)
by AlienRat
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Can rats eat herbs?
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Can rats eat herbs?

Ours love fresh mint especially :)
by AlienRat
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: ipakitine powder- hld related.
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: ipakitine powder- hld related.

Ipakitine and senior aid do completely different things. Ipakitine binds phosphates, I prefer it to rennies because it also contains chitosan which helps sort out uraemia which can cause neurological symptoms in more advanced kidney failure. Senior Aid is more of a supplement used for ageing animals...
by AlienRat
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: beaphar spot-on - how much?
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: beaphar spot-on - how much?

In light of more recent studies, and some data that Beaphar has, they recommend every 4 weeks because ivermectin can stay in the system for up to 4 weeks. You don't want to overdose your rats and I always found that 1 dose was enough to kill off the mites, it lasts long enough to take care of a cycl...
by AlienRat
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Reggie Rat
Replies: 107
Views: 2939

Re: Reggie Rat

It may or may not improve their rats lives. That is the point. Again, a feeding thread, that started off as something else turns into a straights thread. Seems to be a normal occurrence now on the feeding section. You can disagree all you want but any question about feeding always ends up with some...
by AlienRat
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Reggie Rat
Replies: 107
Views: 2939

Re: Reggie Rat

There is so much that can go wrong if you don't get it right. You might not even know you were feeding too much or too little of a certain ingredient. This is a good point and it also concerns me, not least because nutritional deficiencies or excesses can take weeks or months to show any discernibl...
by AlienRat
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat castration technical reference required
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Rat castration technical reference required

Jackie, I have not seen one post-op abscess since Fifi's and he had been castrated several weeks before coming here. He developed it later. I could feel a little bead sort of thing, that was a knot of vicryl. Hopefully the two boys we just had done this week will be ok. I am not sure how he did it t...
by AlienRat
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat castration technical reference required
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Rat castration technical reference required

Vic is right, and I have seen stitch abscesses a couple months post op. So a course of antibiotics would have not been beneficial anyway.
by AlienRat
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat castration technical reference required
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Rat castration technical reference required

I have never had antibiotics given to our boys routinely for castration. Only in the case of abscess surgery or in certain other ops, based on the case, but never as a matter of course.
by AlienRat
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: Reggie Rat
Replies: 107
Views: 2939

Re: Reggie Rat

I know your both set against straights based mixes but it seems a waste to actively discourage people from trying something new when they are doing so as they want to see if they can improve there rats lives. It may or may not improve their rats lives. That is the point. Again, a feeding thread, th...
by AlienRat
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: whats the best thing to do with Nuts after a possible stoke?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: whats the best thing to do with Nuts after a possible stoke?

You have to get the vivitonin from a vet, it is a prescription med. Good luck with your boy! x