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by redrach
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: medication cabinet essentials?
Replies: 28
Views: 3453

Re: medication cabinet essentials?

In mine I have

-Syringes.
-Infant calpol.
-Malt paste (for feeding up sick ratties).
-Soft food in dry form (as above).
-Flexiwrap stuff (never used).
-Beapher spot on.
-Tamodine (prescribed by vet- for [major] cleaning wounds).
-Saline solution (more minor wounds).

That's all I can think of.
by redrach
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Age to neuter?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Age to neuter?

I've had a boy neutered recently at 5 months (ish). So I assume it's fine to do so at that age? No one I spoke to said he'd be too young or anything and his surgery went perfectly.
by redrach
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sybils spay wound. (Warning - Photo)
Replies: 16
Views: 1686

Re: Sybils spay wound. (Warning - Photo)

Looking very good!
Told ya she was okay ;)
by redrach
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sybils spay wound. (Warning - Photo)
Replies: 16
Views: 1686

Re: Sybils spay wound. (Warning - Photo)

It all looks fine to me. The glue is the silvery stuff, same as was used on Malcolm. The skin colour look normal to me too. Not sure about the blood, is possible she's just picking at it a little. I suppose it looks like it maybe wasn't glued as well as Malcolms or overlapped all that well as acapae...
by redrach
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Different coloured eyes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Different coloured eyes?

The picture doesn't look how my rat's cataract looked, but that's not to say it's not, especially as the way you've described it (white pupil) does sound like a cataract. If it's not bulging, porphy or looking like there's blood in it, I'd just leave it and see how it goes. If you're worried about p...
by redrach
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)
Replies: 63
Views: 5424

Re: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)

She came around though - when I took her back the next day and described it to another vet, she said small furries can react like that to a general anaesthetic, so it sounds quite normal. She'll be back to her usual self before you know it. They shouldn't react like that to inhaled G/A i.e Isoflura...
by redrach
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)
Replies: 63
Views: 5424

Re: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)

I don't really have any ideas of why that would have happened. Twoflower was sick recently though (never found out what happened) and he was really cold for a few days, apparently it happens when their body prioritises their main organs, so as they struggle to keep their heart etc going the rest of ...
by redrach
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)
Replies: 63
Views: 5424

Re: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)

Yeah, that would be fine for bedding. Anything material that's not dusty or small itty bits that could get stuck to the wound area. For the calpol try and get the infant one, not the 6years+ one. For both ones the dose is 0.1ml for every 100g the rat weighs (so .4ml if they weigh 400g). If you get t...
by redrach
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)
Replies: 63
Views: 5424

Re: Blood around urthra or vagina area. (Urgent)

Fingers crossed for you both. Afterwards it's prob best to keep her in the carrier for about 24hrs, she'll probably be a bit groggy and sore. I was prescribed ketofen as a pain killer but after the first day Gareth said it wasn't really necessary if he was up & about etc. I gave Malcolm some calpol ...
by redrach
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Castration done, questions now.
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Castration done, questions now.

Thanks. I spoke to my vet again, he said the meds can give them upset tummies so only to give it if he was indeed looking in pain, not up and about or chewing at the wound. He said I could give calpol instead if I was worried, which I gave a little bit of. He's been great though, back to his usual c...
by redrach
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Castration done, questions now.
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Castration done, questions now.

Malcolm was castrated today, everything went wonderful and he's home. The vet gave me ketofen for pain relief, I did a quick search on here and nothing came up. I was looking to double check dose, 0.2mls daily for the next 4 days, he must weigh about 400g but I haven't checked (I'm sure the vet did)...
by redrach
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Castration: what to expect
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Castration: what to expect

Hi guys, I'm booking one of my boys in for castration and I've spoken to people about the procedure and making sure my vet is competent. But I'm unsure of what to expect after the surgery. When I bring him home does he need any special care? I have plenty of soft food waiting in case he wants some o...
by redrach
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: possible stroke/ brain tumour?
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: possible stroke/ brain tumour?

Hey Jillz, I sent you a msg on facebook, but I just wanted to say here too that I'm so sorry and I'm thinking about you and the ratties.
RIP little Poppy, run free pet.
by redrach
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Making up a mix
Topic: Whats your average cost of making a mix?
Replies: 10
Views: 2293

Re: Whats your average cost of making a mix?

There's another pet shop in ards, only been in once, seems to have a good variety of foods but sells animals including a lot of exotics & rats so i never went back. There's also 2 in east belfast which you could prob get to easy enough, just off the newtownards rd.
by redrach
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: bleeding from ear?! *Warning, picture*
Replies: 20
Views: 2175

Re: Urgent; bleeding from ear?! *Warning, picture*

I guess some people think it's high and some think it's low then? ;) If i'm giving baytril for an infection I give .1ml per 100g. I mentioned it before on this forum and someone said it was quite a high dose, on the NFRS forum another person said spot on.. Although I have read that one of the side a...

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