What meds are your rats on right now?

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What meds are your rats on right now?

Post by Steffi_B » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:56 pm

I had this idea last night to create a thread where everyone posts what meds their rats are on at the moment so we can build up a nice resource of possible treatments for various symptoms. It would be good if everyone kept to the same format of posting and made an effort to spell everything correctly so it makes it easier and more accurate when people are performing a search.

I hope you guys think this is a good idea.

Here's mine:

Rat: Blodwen
Sex: Female
Age: 18 months
Weight: 430g
Symptoms: Sneezing, frequent porphyrin around nose
Medication: Ceporex
Dosage: 0.1ml twice daily
Length of course: 7 days

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Re: What meds are your rats on right now?

Post by KateR » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:56 pm

One of ours has just finished a course

Rat: Nessa
Sex: Female
Age: 7 months (ish - she's a rescue)
Weight: 305g
Symptoms: abscess
Medication: Synulox
Dosage: 3 drops twice daily
Length of course: 12 days
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Post by hmkiernan » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:38 am

I have two ratties on meds at the moment...

Rat: Charlie
Sex: Male
Age: Approx 2 years
Weight: Unknown
Symptoms: Sneezing, frequent porphyrin around nose and eyes, rattly breathing
Medication: Baytril
Dosage: 0.5ml once daily
Length of course: 10 days

Rat: Basil
Sex: Male
Age: Approx 2 years
Weight: Unknown
Symptoms: Sneezing/Slight Snuffliness, Bumblefoot
Medication: Baytril
Dosage: 0.5ml once daily
Length of course: 10 days
He is also being bathed with Hibiscrub and Aloe Vera Gel twice daily for his bumblefoot, for as long as it takes for it to clear up.
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Post by Steffi_B » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:44 pm

Got some more to add now!

Rat: Ruby
Sex: Female
Age: 18 months
Weight: 310g
Symptoms: Suspected heart problems, shown by darkening of the nail beds, a general slowing down, and fast breathing rate.
Medication: Fortekor
Dosage: 1/2 tablet once a day
Length of course: 10 days initially to see if she responds to the treatment


Rat: Winston
Sex: Male
Age: 18 months
Weight: 500g
Symptoms: Lots of sneezing and snuffles
Medication: Doxy/Baytril Combo
Dosage: 1/8th Doxy tab twice a day, 0.3ml Baytril twice a day
Length of course: 2 weeks


I guess by the amount of views but lack of responses a lot of you don't see this as a great idea. Oh well :(

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Post by hmkiernan » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:29 pm

I think it is a good idea, it's probably just the sort of thing that needs to be built up over time!
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Post by Rafflesmoose » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:48 pm

It's a great idea but I agree it is something that will slowly build - for instance, I can't add because I don't have any rats on meds! :)
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Post by Ratgirl@RatRitz » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:45 am

And I always have someone on meds, I could spend all my time posting on this thread :lol:
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Re: What meds are your rats on right now?

Post by bluecandy5 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:33 pm

None on any meds right now but have a vets appointment for tomorrow for one, pigeon noises when breathing and slight bubbling noise. Probably will be on Baytril.
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Post by Rose's Mischief » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:26 pm

Rat: Mincemeat
Sex: male
Age: 17 weeks
Weight: 274g
Symptoms: Tilting, spinning, suspected middle ear infection
Medication: Baytril
Dosage: 0.2ml twice daily
Length of course: approx 2 weeks
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Post by Mollysmom » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:35 pm

Here's mine:

Rat: Patrick
Sex: Female
Age: 22 months
Weight: 430g
Symptoms: Sneezing, noisy lung on left side
Medication: wk 1, 0.4ml baytril, wk 2, 1/8th renaxan tablet, wk3, as wk 2 plus metacam (can't recall dose - will update later), wk 4, 0.4ml baytril, 1/8th renaxan tablet, 1/4 prednisole tablet
Dosage: see above
Length of course: see above

Rat: Molly
Sex: Female
Age: 11 months
Weight: 370g
Symptoms: Sneezing
Medication: Baytril & renaxan (doxy drug)
Dosage: 0.3ml / 1/8th tablet
Length of course: 7 days

Rat: Sapphire
Sex: Female
Age: 4 months
Weight: 400g
Symptoms: Sneezing
Medication: Renaxan
Dosage: 1/8th tablet
Length of course: 7 days

Rat: Angel
Sex: Female
Age: 18 months
Weight: 330g
Symptoms: none - preventative (twin and cage mate of Saffy above)
Medication: Renaxan
Dosage: 1/8th tablet
Length of course: 7 days
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Post by mort182 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:28 pm

Here's mine:

Rat: Willow
Sex: Female
Age: 12 months
Weight: 500g
Symptoms: Respiratory - very noisy abdominal breathing, wheezy.
Medication: Bayril and Doxy twice
Dosage: 0.2ml Bayril + 1/8 Doxy twice daily
Length of course: 14 days initially, then another 14 days if needed.

Rat: Charlie
Sex: Female
Age: 17.5 months
Weight: 397g
Symptoms: Porphyrin nose, sneezy, wheezy.
Medication: Bayril and Doxy twice
Dosage: 0.16ml Bayril + 1/8 Doxy twice daily
Length of course: 14 days initially, then another 14 days if needed.
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Post by emmad1982 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:04 am

Heres mine

Rat: Scotty
Sex: Male
Age: 11 months (Ish)
Weight: 450g
Symptoms: rattly breathing, frequent porphoryn, occasional painful fits (he tenses up and screams, bless him)
Medication: Baytril 0.02mls prescribed by vet but i tend to give him more, doxycycline, septril 0.10ml dose if i can get him to take it!
Dosage: 0.2mls+ baytril daily, 0.10mls daily dose septrin, Doxy given on occasion when he sounds quite bad
Length of course: ongoing

My sister told me that baytril should be given 0.1ml per 100g of body weight, so i tend to give him about 0.5mls. My vet did tell me that it is very hard to overdose on baytril.

Rat: Danny
Sex: Male
Age: 11 months (Ish)
Weight: 500g
Symptoms: Sneezing, frequent porphyrin around nose, sometimes sounds like he has a cold, so is a bit mucousy
Medication: Baytril/Septrin combo
Dosage: 0.2mls+ baytril, 10ml septrin
Length of course: ongoing until cleared
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Post by izimcflizz » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:15 pm

Rat: Faith
Sex: Female
Age: 6 months
Weight: 200g
Symptoms: Fitting, full tonic clonic with recovery phase
Medication: Phenobarbitol
Dosage: 1/14th 2mg tablet :o
Length of course: lifelong

Rat: Freya
Sex: Female
Age: 14 months
Weight: 400g
Symptoms: Post op
Medication: Baytril and metacam
Dosage: 0.2mls baytril 0.2 ml metacam
Length of course: 10 days baytril if no complications, 7 days metacm
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Post by Jaynie99 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:03 pm

Rat: Emili
Sex: Female
Age: approx 15 months
Weight: 350g originally - gone down to 310g whilst unwell
Symptoms: Recurrent Abscess
Medication: Baytril & septrin (a peadiatric drug not registered for animals - I had to sign a disclaimer)
Dosage: 0.25ml twice daily
Length of course: 4 days so far

NB: The original abscess cleared up with Baytril but the 2nd one needed harsher treatment
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