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by snais
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Scabs/lumps on tail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Scabs/lumps on tail?

One of my boys had this, here is a thread with some helpful info http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtop ... 38&t=16937
by snais
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: HELP: URI; Trouble giving meds, vet wanting to euthanize.
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: HELP: URI; Trouble giving meds, vet wanting to euthanize

Has she been tried on doxycycline? It's a good alternative to amoxicillin, easy to get hold if (as ronaxan tablets), works well in combo with baytril and apparently doesn't taste of anything much - I've never had a rat that wouldn't take it.
by snais
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Urgent! Help please, oedema.
Replies: 13
Views: 1223

Re: Urgent! Help please, oedema.

I really wouldn't massage it, it will be swollen because of inflammation and touching it will just cause her more pain and probably increase the swelling. A cool (not ice cold) compress might help if she will tolerate it. I would leave her in peace to rest, restrict her to the carrier as you are doi...
by snais
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lice treatment for lots of rats?
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Re: Lice treatment for lots of rats?

I definitely wouldn't spray it in the cage. There is a risk of the rats ingesting more and overdosing. The ivermectin will stay in their system long enough to kill the adult lice and once the eggs hatch and feed it will kill the next generation of lice too.
by snais
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Physique
Topic: Discussion: when is a rat 'fat'
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Re: Gyre & Gimble pic spam

Just got round to weighing them - Gyre is 520g and Gimble is 645g, which is not bad considering how big his frame is. To clarify, as Beri said it's not that I think he's obese, he's just quite baggy and needs to firm up! Also I think there is some ambiguity with the term squishy, I use it to mean re...
by snais
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Black penis?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Black penis?

Totally normal, just black skin pigment from his markings ;)

Also amazed you got him to sit still enough for you to take that picture :lol:
by snais
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice for pre-spay support
Replies: 53
Views: 2970

Re: Advice for pre-spay support

Oh silly 'teen! So glad she's ok. May have been some other dodgy tissue hidden under the haematoma which was the source of the bleeding? She's better off without it anyhow! Welcome to the uterusless category Thirteen :p
by snais
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy

acapae_wolf wrote:
snais wrote:I will keep checking him daily to make sure he can wee easily
This sounds like a fun activity! :lol:
Hehe he's actually gotten better at letting me do it, i will show you the technique :P bet you can't wait for the weekend!! :mrgreen:
by snais
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy

Well we saw Judith today, and unfortunately she thinks that with Pan's mobility issues recovery from surgery would be difficult, and likelihood of complications or recurrence high. I have to say I agree with her. So we are going to take a conservative approach, try metacam to reduce any underlying i...
by snais
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy

Thanks guys - he has an appointment with Judith on Wed, until then i will stick vetbed in the corner of the cage he sleeps in, and try applying sudocrem and gentle manipulation to see if i can help it stretch at all.

Poor Pan, he is not going to be my friend after all this poking and prodding!
by snais
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy

Oh poor Panfried! Could that be linked to why he had a plug for the first time the other week? Yup probably, if it's been getting tighter over time and getting gunk stuck behind it. I would imagine it would require surgery, if its due to scarring the scar tissue would need to be removed or it will ...
by snais
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Phimosis (foreskin problem) in elderly boy

My old boy Pan is 25 months and has severe HLD. He generally keeps himself clean down below, but I check him for penis plugs every couple of days - he's only ever had one in the past. Today I went to pop his penis out to check it and couldn't - after much wriggling and squeaking from Pan, and having...
by snais
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Show your set up
Topic: Mix and Match towers
Replies: 26
Views: 12357

Re: Mix and Match towers

I'm at my parents' house for my summer holidays and the boys usually stay in the Furet Plus - but since I'm back for an extended period of time, I decided to give them more space. So behold the Nero Plus frankencage! Set-up is for two 10 month olds and an oldie with severe HLD, bit limited as I don'...
by snais
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Head tilt, infection and neurological symptoms
Replies: 67
Views: 3702

Re: Head tilt, infection and neurological symptoms

Aww poor Merrow :( it does sound like it could be a severe inner ear infection, they can affect balance quite badly but there is a possibility it could have spread to her brain too. Co-amoxiclav is a good antibiotic for covering inner ear bugs. I think the short course of steroids is a good idea if ...
by snais
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: emla cream
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: emla cream

I think for your girl, the weird numbing sensation of emla cream and the stickiness of it might be more stressful than a quick injection. Plus unless you shaved an area I don't think you'd get very good skin penetration in a furry animal. Insulin needles are fine enough that they really don't hurt m...

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