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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
    2 days ago
    Raquel

    "Another medicine flavor that my rats have liked is TuttiFrutti from the veterinary pharmacist. The reason that doxycycline is recommended in cases of resistant respiratory illness is its anti-inflammato­ry action...."

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    Raquel

    "Hi, Location: Mastic NY (Long Island) Contact: Maria: [masked] Maria needs 2 huge cages because of a oops litter of 14 new baby rats that were born over a month ago. If anyone has a huge cage(s), 2, to donate or sell at a good di..."

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    Raquel Raquel replied to Medicated Ratty
    3 days ago
    Raquel

    "Sam can concentrate a drug so that you give a smaller volume containing more medicine. That sometimes makes it easier to administer the medicine. Other foods that I use to mask drug flavor are baby food sweet potato or corn and butternut squash, etc."

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    Raquel Raquel replied to Medicated Ratty (latest of 2)
    4 days ago
    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)
    4 days ago
    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
    5 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)
    5 days ago
    tony

    "Hi Tony, The vet needs to hear everything that you tell us, especially about weight loss and change of eating habits...."

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    Angelika Angelika started Zimald's gland tumor
    5 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
    February 16
    Raquel

    "The meds are not helping. Perhaps a different antibiotic suggested in the links I gave you may be helpful. Rotating a full course of a different antibiotic may reduce chance of developing resistant bacteria...."

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    tony tony replied to Medicated Ratty
    February 14
    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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