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by Elmo
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Massive facial lump!
Replies: 22
Views: 1385

Re: Massive facial lump!

Been reading up everything i can on ZGT, mostly this , & totally freaked myself out to the stage where im now convinced im cursed, what with all the rat illness iv had to deal with recently.

I'll try & get a pic of Miles later, see what you guys think, before we go to the vets.

R.
by Elmo
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Massive facial lump!
Replies: 22
Views: 1385

Re: Massive facial lump!

If it is ZGT then the abcess will reoccur no matter how good you treat it. You say there is discharge from the ear? An abcess usually finds the easiest way through tissue. The ear canal is a very tough tissue, which means that puss from that is very unlikely to mean abcess puss. Is there any blood ...
by Elmo
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Health
Topic: how much have you paid to have lumps/tumors removed?
Replies: 27
Views: 1568

Re: how much have you paid to have lumps/tumors removed?

Last yr i was charged £60 for Kadens lump removal, then a few months later another £60 to have 2 lumps removed. I'd enquired about de-nadding prices as at one point i had a rather huffy boy, & was quoted £57. Never did the op tho, since he calmed down. Will be interesting to find out the latest lump...
by Elmo
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Massive facial lump!
Replies: 22
Views: 1385

Massive facial lump!

It never ends! After losing Felix on Monday, & Charlie being miserable because of that (& now sneezy..), Miles was my only healthy rat. I got home from work last night to find Miles sporting a massive lump just under his ear. Theres some solid discharge inside his ear, but too deep for me to get a g...
by Elmo
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Could this be SDAV??
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Could this be SDAV??

aww honey i'm so sorry for your loss :-( but youre right, at least you were with him to the end, and he'll be in a better place now without those horrible healh issus plaguing him. xx Thanks :) & you're right - again, i know what its like to be plagued with health issues. Poor little guy :( I've le...
by Elmo
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Could this be SDAV??
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Could this be SDAV??

:( Aw, so sorry to read this. You did all you could for him and gave him love and care in his last few months. Thanks. Im just glad i was with him in the end. I know what its like to have fits :( Charlie has been bit frantic looking for him, but hes got Miles for company. Just hope the stress doesn...
by Elmo
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Could this be SDAV??
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Could this be SDAV??

Bit of a sad update here. Felix died this morning, at 2.50am. He'd had another fit. He wasn't looking too bright yday & we were discussing whether to PTS - i guess he heard us & decided he was doing it his own way.. I'm numb at the moment, as i wasn't really expecting it, he was doing so well. I'd o...
by Elmo
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Tips for protecting HLD feet??
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Tips for protecting HLD feet??

Rats in socks, very cute. I think though, I would prefer a rat with this condition to feel contact with floors/grass etc. I mean grass from perhaps growing some! Just keep an eye out and if there's any scuffing, you can always massage the feet with a little olive/coconut oil. Thanks for that, i sha...
by Elmo
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Tips for protecting HLD feet??
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Tips for protecting HLD feet??

Ok, so Felix has no use of his back legs, but gets around fine. thing is, im worried about the skin on his feet getting ulcerated/friction burn, from rubbing on the floor. Hes got vetbed in the cage, & my carpet isnt too bad, but i don't want him rubbing his feet raw.. Anyone have any ideas or tips ...
by Elmo
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Could this be SDAV??
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Could this be SDAV??

Iv spent the last couple days watching this thread but not being able to reply - stupid pc.. Interesting points you guys have brought up! I should mention tho that it was Felix with the blood, whereas Charlie was fine on metacam (tho i stopped him on it same time as Felix, just incase), & its Charli...
by Elmo
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Could this be SDAV??
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Could this be SDAV??

Elmo- i'm so sorry you're having to go through this it''s so hard :-( Thanks :) Its really stressing me out, trying to decide whats best. I don't want to lose him before hes ready to go, but i don't wanna leave it too long either. I know its better a day early than a day late, but its still so hard...
by Elmo
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Could this be SDAV??
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Could this be SDAV??

Thought i should update this. Felix has been diagnosed with a PT, is blind, & has little to no use of his back legs. We only discovered he was blind a wk ago, when i rushed him to the vets after a series of fits (tho we had wondered about his sight before that, so don't think the fits caused the bli...
by Elmo
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Health
Topic: They won't take their meds - end of my tether!
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Re: They won't take their meds - end of my tether!

it really seems to depend on the individual rat with meds- i have one ho will wolf down septrin, zithromax and any other flavoured med, but he can sniff a pinch of ronoxan a mile away and won't touch it... funny little beasties! i tend to always have malt paste and nutella in my med cupboard- they ...
by Elmo
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Buying meds online
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Buying meds online

Can anyone tell me the best/most reliable website to get meds from? I'm back at the vets this arvo with Felix & Charlie, they'll need more ronaxan, & well, my vet charge £5 for 2 tablets.. I've looked at vetuk.co.uk, & they only charge 41p a tablet, so even with delivery charges, i'll be saving! I u...
by Elmo
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Health
Topic: They won't take their meds - end of my tether!
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Re: They won't take their meds - end of my tether!

you sound so relieved! Hope they're better soon. Oh i totally am! They took it on toast again last night, but Felix ate it so fast he started choking :roll: He sorted himself out eventually, but i was bit worried to start with, as Felix has a fast heart rate as it is.. But hes fine this morning thi...