medication cabinet essentials?

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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by Athena » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:05 pm

Livyaahh wrote:do you mean this stuff? http://www.cotswoldchickens.com/net-tex ... -240-p.asp
No, I wouldn't use aerosol tbh it's more a pump spray like item 120961569916 on eBay (stick that number into the search box, I'm using eBay app it doesn't give url sorry)
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by Lillyland » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:30 pm

Livyaahh wrote:
Lillyland wrote:
TheTranquilEye wrote:I'll probably get hammered for this, but....superglue (when a visit to the emergency vet just isn't an option).
Yup, it's been a godsend for both me and the rats! (i decided to customise my finger a few months ago on a carving knife - the results weren't as pretty as i was expecting... :| ), and also when one of my rats decided to customise his brothers' ear.
Its exactly the same as surgical glue, only a lot cheaper.
is it safe to use though? Wouldn't it seep into their skin and do them harm or something? And how would you get it off?
Yes, it's perfectly safe - and it just comes off as the skin regenerates underneath. :)
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by Rootigger » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:33 pm

Livyaahh wrote:
SadakoStacey wrote:It's a spray that's purple really :lol: it contains chlorhexidine, the same antiseptic that's in hibiscrub. It's a horse product mostly, and although handy it gets EVERYWHERE and dyes whatever it touches a delightful colour :roll:
ooh, where can I buy this stuff from?
You can get purple spray from the rat warehouse here: http://www.ratwarehouse.com/shop_detail ... 545&cat=11
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by Lillyland » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:35 am

That one doesn't contain chlorhexidine though. The best brand to get is gold label i believe (I don't use it, just hibiscrub and tea tree)
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by alijane » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:00 am

My little guys like a post-meds Dolly Mixture, to take the taste away ;)

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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by SadakoStacey » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:35 am

Lillyland wrote:That one doesn't contain chlorhexidine though. The best brand to get is gold label i believe (I don't use it, just hibiscrub and tea tree)
I didn't realise they don't all have chlorhexidine - I use the gold label stuff and thought they were all the same!
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by RetroLemons » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:27 pm

Ah no! Tell me that one also works and I havent just been spraying my rats purple when they get injured? :lol: I'll look into this gold label stuff..
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by Livyaahh » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:13 pm

I'll definitely get some purple spray then, and some ivermectin and some polyaid just in case maybe? Is it any good?
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by Rootigger » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:43 pm

Lillyland wrote:That one doesn't contain chlorhexidine though. The best brand to get is gold label i believe (I don't use it, just hibiscrub and tea tree)

Hmm didn't know that! I've never used it, also a hibi scrubber, but will keep a look out on the ingredients label if I ever do get some. :geek:
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by TheTranquilEye » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Lillyland wrote:
TheTranquilEye wrote:I'll probably get hammered for this, but....superglue (when a visit to the emergency vet just isn't an option).
Yup, it's been a godsend for both me and the rats! (i decided to customise my finger a few months ago on a carving knife - the results weren't as pretty as i was expecting... :| ), and also when one of my rats decided to customise his brothers' ear.
Its exactly the same as surgical glue, only a lot cheaper.
We've used it on many occasions when intros went bad. Islay was at one point held together with the stuff and she's not got a single scar or hair out of place now. The trick is to clean the wound and apply glue to the edges sparingly. A cocktail stick is good for this. Then hold the edges of the wound together for a few seconds until it bonds. It's very important not to use too much as you don't want rattie to get it anywhere like paws or mouth.
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by KateR » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:20 pm

Yes, gold label is the one Ann recommends. Purple rats are the way forward!
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by annc » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:10 pm

I open the bottle and apply purple spray with a Q-tip.

Also useful - narrow coheshive bandage, and possibly Netelast.
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by Anthony » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:18 pm

If it hasn't been mentioned: Aloe Vera Gel! It is by far the most amazing thing ever. It helps heal wounds super fast and it soothes too. We first used it after Riley had a huge "tear" on his back and it helped heal it really fast and because it's a natural anti-septic too, it helps fend off infections.
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Re: medication cabinet essentials?

Post by redrach » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:23 pm

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.
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