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This is the place for pet rat information: care, veterinarians, rats for adoption, etc. Pet rat owners and lovers meet to talk about these wonderful creatures. We want everybody to know that pet rats make excellent pets and we want to educate ourselves about their proper care, as well as to have socials, shows, and other fun activities. 917.887.5169; 908.330.2579 (text anytime and calls preferred after 5 PM to this number). Local vets: http://rat.meetup.com/30/messages/boards/thread/4402023/0...
http://rat.meetup.com/30/messages/boards/thread/4434789/0...
Rat health emergency: rathelp@yahoogroups.com; ratinfo@yahoogroups.com

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    Raquel Raquel replied to Medicated Ratty (latest of 2)
    Yesterday
    Raquel

    "First, please note that a vet should only do an injection with which she has experience to prevent complications or death. An instance: A vet gave a rat an injection of Baytril (enrofloxacin).­ It caused necrosis...."

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    Raquel Raquel replied to Zimald's gland tumor (latest of 3)
    Yesterday
    Raquel

    "Could hers have been drained by the vet and then the draining kept up by you as in the current situation?"

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    Angelika Angelika started Zimald's gland tumor
    2 days ago
    Angelika

    "Hay you guys. I know I don't live around anymore, however I wanted to share my experience with Zimbald's gland tumor in my rat...."

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    tony tony replied to Medicated Ratty (latest of 2)
    2 days ago
    tony

    "Thanks Raquel.. There is a lot of useful links and advice. I did take my rat to another VET who is a little farther away but good with exotics...."

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    Angelika Angelika started Zimald's gland tumor
    2 days ago
    Angelika

    "Hay you guys. I know I don't live around anymore, however I wanted to share my experience with Zimbald's gland tumor in my rat...."

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    Raquel Raquel replied to Medicated Ratty
    4 days ago
    Raquel

    "The meds are not helping. Perhaps a different antibiotic suggested in the link I gave you that deals with upper respiratory illness (or any other antibiotics in those links) may be helpful...."

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    tony tony replied to Medicated Ratty
    6 days ago
    tony

    "Thanks for the information Raquel.. I doubt that I would do the blood test. The last thing I would want to do is anything risky with my little big guy. I partly skeptic to his issue just being an URI when the meds seem to be doing nothing...."

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    Raquel Raquel replied to Medicated Ratty
    February 12
    Raquel

    "Hi Tony, From Rat Guide: Clinical Signs/Symptoms Guide: http://ratguide­.com/h... For comprehensive diagnosis a rat can have blood tests including blood profile and chemistries and serology. As I suggested ..."

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    February 8
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    Raquel Raquel replied to NY-Rats need homes
    February 7
    Raquel

    "You're wonderful! Thank you!"

 
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