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by sbarnett984
Sat May 10, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: URI - help with the best medication please
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: URI - help with the best medication please

It he is very decongested, perhaps asking for a decongestant such as bisolven from the vet may help. I have used it before in conjunction with ABs and it does help clear their nasal passages and gives them an easier time breathing. If you notice him getting a bit bunged up, a small piece of chocolat...
by sbarnett984
Mon May 05, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Is it time?
Replies: 16
Views: 4263

Re: Is it time?

That is an utterly beautiful tribute. Resonates a lot with me and my little Merlot. She had a pt, but was so strong, so so strong.

Thinking of you xxxxx
by sbarnett984
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Buck grease
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Buck grease

Image

Sorry it's a really bad picture but this photo thing started to frustrate me so it's the best it's gonna get right now lol
by sbarnett984
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Buck grease
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Buck grease

Hmmm I can't seem to post pictures. Photo bucket has a heart attack if I try to resize any of them :? I only say moult because the last few cleans there has been a lot of fur on their hammocks. If they shouldn't moult could that mean barbering? Although I haven't noticed any fur loss. As for lice, I...
by sbarnett984
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Kidney disease - worried and confused, advice please!
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: Kidney disease - worried and confused, advice please!

So sorry to hear Eddie isn't doing too well. I don't know much about kidney disease so I can't really give you any useful information but please don't apologise for rambling, it's terrifying to not know what is wrong and frustrating too, and it is what we are here for xxxx
by sbarnett984
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Buck grease
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Buck grease

I am posting this in health as although I suspect it is just buck grease, I want to rule out anything nasty. So I have never had boys before, so I knew a few things would be new to me (the one I am dreading is penis plugs) but anyway, their coat looks good, they are moulting a little but it is getti...
by sbarnett984
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: odd behavior after 2 cage mates have passed
Replies: 19
Views: 4126

Re: odd behavior after 2 cage mates have passed

I don't know about whether to stop or continue the metacam but how is he in himself tonight? And his friends? Xxx
by sbarnett984
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: teeth
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: teeth

also shows you're observant, and that's very important with ratties ;)
I jump at the first sign of a sneeze now :lol: but with so many rattie illnesses, I would rather err on the side of caution!
by sbarnett984
Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: teeth
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: teeth

I worked out I was worrying for no reason :oops: I knew rats could separate their lower incisors as they have a joint in between but had never actually seen it. After looking at some pictures online it was obvious that was all it is. :oops:
by sbarnett984
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Health
Topic: teeth
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

teeth

Please could you post some links/ pics of rats that have misaligned teeth? I know their lower incisors can kinda 'move' but Nimhs seemed to be quite out of place- one further back and one forward. I have a feeling its normal but I just want to check. He's eating fine.
by sbarnett984
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Post-neuter swelling is worrying me!
Replies: 31
Views: 6726

Re: Post-neuter swelling is worrying me!

Good luck tomorrow, i will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you both :luck:

As for what to do in the meantime just make sure you keep him hydrated. If he is off his food offer whatever he fancies and lots of watery stuff like cucumber and watered baby food if you have any :)
by sbarnett984
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Post-neuter swelling is worrying me!
Replies: 31
Views: 6726

Re: Post-neuter swelling is worrying me!

Seroma
That's the whatsit
by sbarnett984
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Post-neuter swelling is worrying me!
Replies: 31
Views: 6726

Re: Post-neuter swelling is worrying me!

Post op swellings are quite common. I cant remember what they are called but they are a build up of fluid and will be reabsorbed naturally. If you are worried, the vet can drain it but sometimes it is best to keep an eye on it :)
by sbarnett984
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Post-neuter chewing bedding?
Replies: 10
Views: 2216

Re: Post-neuter chewing bedding?

I have heard (and i may be completely wrong) that sometimes vets use an opiate based painkiller after such operations and if that is the case, it can cause them to be somewhat obsessive and 'high'... Hence going a bit crazy on the fleece chewing.


Someone correct me if i am wrong :lol:
by sbarnett984
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: vets around the gorleston/gt yarmouth/lowestoft area?
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: vets around the gorleston/gt yarmouth/lowestoft area?

Haven't been using them for long but I go to three rivers in beccles. So far they have impressed me :)

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