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by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Rats are losing their teeth
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Rats are losing their teeth

Do I change AB's? ( they are tolerant to baytril, and zithro had no effect) If the Ronaxan is what works for them no, I wouldn't change it, keeping the resp problems at bay at this stage I think is more important than any potential tooth problems the Ronaxan may cause; those tooth problems can be c...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: RR Soft food mash
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: RR Soft food mash

Old rats can often get kidney failure which makes them feel a little nauseous, which can put them off there food a bit. This type of nausea is caused by uraemia. Uraemia is a toxic condition that will eventually be fatal if left, it is a build up of toxic waste products in the blood stream which ca...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rats are losing their teeth
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Rats are losing their teeth

Thanks Ratgirl, I only asked this because this is the only thing both the boys have in common. They have had numerous courses of Ronaxan before and it has never had this effect on them Tetracyclines actually have a compound effect, once they are bound to bone, they stay that way and are never remov...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rats are losing their teeth
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Rats are losing their teeth

They are not litter mates, the only thing they have in common is that they are both on ronaxan for chronic respiratory issues, could this be causing this?? The tetracycline group of antibiotics, of which Ronaxan is one, do bind to calcium which is why it's usually recommended that they are not fed ...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: squint tail
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: squint tail

I was hoping you'd come along soon! :wink: I just had time for a quick reply! :lol: We wondered about dislocation but she can still actively move her tail - would she be able to do that if it was dislocated? Yep ... dislocation doesn't really affect movement as such, just the positioning of the tai...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: squint tail
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: squint tail

Tail dislocation ... can happen if they fall off something and land right on their bum squashing the tail base, it dislocates the tail and then they end up with a twisty tail that sticks out at a funny angle and/or twists around in a spiral, is permanent but causes no long term issues, seen it a few...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Roan with gray & brown fur?
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Roan with gray & brown fur?

Black roans can develop rusting just like other black rats, I've seen it on a couple of black roans upon arrival here. It's usually related to hormones and/or diet.
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bramble - Thin fur, swollen cheeks - any ideas? :)
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Bramble - Thin fur, swollen cheeks - any ideas? :)

Lol! Oh well, I'll have to mention it next time I'm in there And get some clavaseptin/synulox instead :lol: If it is facial abscessing, you should give an extended course of antibiotics too, because they are very stubborn and often come back, so I wouldn't use less than a 4 week course for facial a...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Help for vet
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Help for vet

His teeth are fine, nice yellowy brown colour nd sharp (as the vet found out) Are they supposed to be loose? well not loose but moveable as they seemed to me like they splt in the middle a bit The lower incisors can 'split apart' and have a gap in the middle of them because the lower half of the ra...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: GMR
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: GMR

nee-ner, I beat you to it! :P :lol:
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: GMR
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: GMR

Get More Rats! :lol:
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Rexes and hair growth
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Rexes and hair growth

I was surprised to see you hadn't! :lol:
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lumps.....Abcesses,old bite wounds or something else???
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Lumps.....Abcesses,old bite wounds or something else???

Okay, thank you for the extra info ... it's difficult to say anything about whether these lumps might be benign or malignant ... it's impossible to tell by looking/feeling them, and even positioning doesn't really give much of a clue in rats because their mammary tissue is so extensive and covers su...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Calpol/ Calpobrufen - Suitable for Rats?
Replies: 26
Views: 704

Re: Calpol/ Calpobrufen - Suitable for Rats?

I think on a saturday, I'm not sure if I rang the out of hours number they would be to happy about me asking what pain medication they got.. :oops: I would try them and see what they say ... you don't have anything to lose by asking, and it would be much better if you could find out what she had be...
by Ratgirl@RatRitz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Bramble - Thin fur, swollen cheeks - any ideas? :)
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Bramble - Thin fur, swollen cheeks - any ideas? :)

Really great vet, she said to let her know how Bramble gets on because she hasn't used the Convenia on rats before so obviously if it works really well it's something they can use for abscesses in the future. Your Vet should have called the manufacturer before using Convenia in a rat. See info here...