HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

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HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by Kraigt » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:27 pm

My lovely grey girl, has grown a big belly in last day, when checking rats last night she was fine, fed and played with them little during day, but tonight I've noticed she's almost doubled her size
She's still very active and still eating as normal and still climbed the cage to greet me, but the size is shocking, I'm going to give the vet a ring in the morning, but can anyone give any suggestions

Whilst writing this I've notice bit of puss coming out of her lady bits, now I'm really worried, Diaz is the favourite of my girls, please any advice would be appreciated

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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by ErnieG! » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:28 pm

Could you post a picture?
Has she been in any contact with males?
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by MistressSadako » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:30 pm

It sounds like she has a pyometra (a womb infection, literally meaning puss filled uterus) - antibiotics rarely help in these situations, so if I were in your shoes I would ask for her to be spayed immediately. Best of luck :love:
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by Kraigt » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:41 pm

She's not been in contact with any males, hard keeping her still to take an obvious picture, she thinks I'm playing

So surprised but happy at the very quick replys, will definitely discuss spaying with the vet, thank you for advice, hard seeing her act normal knowing there's something obviously wrong with her.

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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by MistressSadako » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:46 pm

In August I found blood coming from my little Piglet's vagina. I only saw it once, and she was prefectly happy and acting totally normal. I still opted to spay because while she seemed healthy, she stood a better chance at a trouble free op. I don't know what caused it, but it could have been something bad, and if she'd had a larger bleed later she might not have been fit for an op that could have saved her life. Time can really be of the essence in these situations, and it's often better to act while your rat is healthy rather than wait until it gets worse. I can't think of anything else that puss coming from her vagina could be, the swollen belly fits in as well. Keep us posted please :luck:
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by Athena » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:49 pm

I cant add any advice but wanted to give you a quick hug it must be very stressful, you are in the right place for good advice though :love:
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by ErnieG! » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:57 pm

Kraigt wrote:hard keeping her still to take an obvious picture, she thinks I'm playing
:roll: Silly girl, if only they understood!
I hope you find out whats wrong with her and she gets better soon :hearts:
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by siberiankiss » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:07 pm

Sounds like a pyometra to me too, I would take her to a vet.
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by talamasca » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:22 am

I've only seen it in dogs, but sounds like pyometra to me as well.

I hope you were able to get her to the vets and that's she's doing well now :love:
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by ErnieG! » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:39 pm

How is she today?

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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by Kraigt » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:55 pm

Hello every body, thank you all for your advice, the vet also believed it to be pyometra, because she had grown so fat so quickly, they got her straight into a room to operate, but on opening her up they found a small tumor/lump wrapped around the intestines although the lump was small, the damaged it caused was intense, they tried to clear it, but they found it was also starting to grow inside her further

Unfortunately they were left with letting her live a little longer but soon suffering before dying, or to put her to sleep

I never want to see a rat suffer so she was put to sleep, completely heart broken, but I had to come back on here and thank you all for replying, I still have my other 4 girls to keep me happy and hope to use this site to chat more now, especially knowing how friendly you all are

Thank you everyone :)

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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by ratfan70 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:58 pm

Oh thats so sad, sorry you lost her, but as you have said, at least she didn`t suffer and i hope your other ratties help take away some of your heartbreak. :(
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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by hunnieb » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:01 pm

aw im so sorry to here your sad news :( at least you did everything you could for her and gave her a chance :)

rest in peace piglet, play hard at the bridge little one :halo:

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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by ErnieG! » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:05 pm

Oh no ):
I'm sorry for your loss!

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Re: HELP!!! My rats grown massive in 24 hours

Post by NickyE » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:11 pm

Oh no, I'm so sorry (((MASSIVE HUGS)))
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