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Terrified - resp or tumour ? Video

Post by Sozzer » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:29 pm

HI all,

One of my boys, Angel, started sneezing Sunday morning, so when it hadnt shifted by sunday night I gave him baytril which I had got the week before for his brother who also had been respy. He stayed constant on the baytril but as it was running out and it wasnt really improving, I took him to the vets Tuesday evening and she said to stay on this and to ring her if he got worse. So I continued with 0.2 of baytril twice a day (he is a big boy!). He even showed some sign of improvement last night. But I came to the cage this morning and thought I could hear one of them chewing on some pasta, but was horrified to see/hear that it was Angel's breathing :(

I immediately rang the vet we had seen on Tuesday and she said she would prescribe some Ronaxan. I mentioned doxy and she said this was it??? She had told me to add it to the baytril, a quarter of a tab twice a day. However, as if I wasnt worried enough, she mentioned that if it didnt improve we would have to consider a chest xray as it could be a tumour :oops:

I am terrified, especially as the noise he is making almost all of the time is just awful. He is fine and eating and running around like mad, but I'm now paranoid. Heres a short vid I just took. Any advice or comfort from anyone would be welcome.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v468/ ... 040102.mp4
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Re: Terrified - resp or tumour ? Video

Post by Ratgirl@RatRitz » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:58 pm

Sozzer wrote:I mentioned doxy and she said this was it???
Ronaxan is doxycycline. Ronaxan is the brand name, doxycycline is the drug name.
However, as if I wasnt worried enough, she mentioned that if it didnt improve we would have to consider a chest xray as it could be a tumour
It's not a tumour. He has an upper resp infection and needs a good wet sneeze to clear his nasal passages and then that noise will stop.

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Re: Terrified - resp or tumour ? Video

Post by Rattybabe » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:09 pm

Baytril and Doxy should be given at least an hour apart, as they counteract one another.

Also, 0.2ml twice a day of Baytril sounds a bit low if he is a big boy.
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Post by RattyRenton » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:18 pm

Yeah I was going to say that too. My 600g boy was on 0.4ml of Baytril, and your boy does look like a big, well built lad. He's lovely by the way!
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Re: Terrified - resp or tumour ? Video

Post by ratfan70 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:45 pm

Ihave a few make this sound it can be scary as it does sound awful, but rest assured they were fine after a getting the baytril.
Just wondering how the vet told you to administer the baytril? As i know a lot of them tell you to put it in the water, which isn`t the best way, so thought i would ask.
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Re: Terrified - resp or tumour ? Video

Post by Sozzer » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:22 pm

Thanks for the replies guys :) I am feeling a bit better now and less panicky. I just wish the noises would stop.

As for the baytril, I have been putting it in beaphar paste as he went berserk when I tried to syringe it in his mouth. Thank you very much Rattybabe because I didnt know you couldnt give them both together :o I cant believe the vet didnt tell me that. :angry: I was going to put both in some baytril tonight.

As for the baytril dosage......I did give him 0.3 this morning as I was using some of the guides that I have seen on here. He wouldnt sit still on the scales but the numbers were jumping in the 800 - 900 range........as I said he is a big boy. :D Should I consider giving 0.4 ???

Thanks again. Sue.
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Re: Terrified - resp or tumour ? Video

Post by Rattybabe » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:55 pm

Sozzer wrote:As for the baytril dosage......I did give him 0.3 this morning as I was using some of the guides that I have seen on here. He wouldnt sit still on the scales but the numbers were jumping in the 800 - 900 range........as I said he is a big boy. :D Should I consider giving 0.4 ???

Thanks again. Sue.
Probably, but I suspect that the Doxy will have more effect and knock it on the head anyway.
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Re: Terrified - resp or tumour ? Video

Post by sati18 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:17 pm

Hey- agree with the others it's a respiratory infection.

as he seems bright and happy don't stress too much- the beytril and the doxy together will help. youcould also ask for bisolvon which thins mucus and can helpthem to be less congested.
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