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    Default Have Found Natural Treatment for Rat Respiratory Disease

    I have done this research for 7 months and have successfully treated my 2 Female rats for Respiratory Disease and they are healthy.

    Kyolic Liquid Garlic Extract - best deal vitacost.com item KY 100236

    Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Raw Unfiltered

    Honey - local from your area Organic

    Filtered Water

    Jarrow Formulas - 7 Mushroom Blend Immune System Optimizer Powder.

    Mix 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar , 3- 1/4 teaspoons of honey place in 1 oz dropper bottle, fill with filtered water and shake well.

    Give Adult Rats 10 drops of Liquid Garlic Extract and 10 drops of Honey ,Vinegar ,Water all mixed together morning and night . Adjust according to size and control of symptoms. Depends on your rats taste. I would only increase by 1 drop of each per day until symptoms are under control.

    I would give baby rats 1 drop of each and slowly build to 10 drops and up of each according to taste, size and control of symptoms.

    I give this to them in a small ( Mini Porcelain Crocks work good ) bowl separately.

    Morning - Organic Pea or Green Bean baby food with 10 drops HVW and 10 drops LGE mixed all together.

    Night - Organic Apple Sauce with 10 drops HVW , 10 drops LGE and 1/4 scoop of Mushroom Powder all mixed together.

    I would rather give my rats this morning and night everyday than give them antibiotic and steroids 1 day.

    Mini is allergic to carrots ( face puffs up) and if I was giving antibiotic and steroid I would have never known.

    Every once in a while I put on the Vaporizer to put more moisture in the air - I read that this also helps with Respiratory Problems.

    I hope that this helps ya’ll and your trusting , loving, sweet, innocent bebes ( I love Mini-Moo & her little friend Miz-Blue)) I know it will save you a ton of money at the Vet Office.

    Rats need low fat , low protein and 75 % to 80 % carbs from what I have learned.

    I feed Mini-Moo and Miz Blue organic boc choy , broccoli and kale

    Mazuri rat block

    Organic Apple Sauce - just apples no sugar or anything added

    1 smoked oyster a week

    Assorted Mixed Organic Beans 2-3 x per week - Canned

    Very Occasional Whole nut treat - pecans , brazil nuts...... so far and I hep em by making a crack.

    Super Pet Peach Orchard Sticks ( renewable resource ) I have learned that fruit tree branches are ok for them - I did use Greenie dog chews but they have to much protein and caused sores under Miz Blue's chin and on neck.

    Filtered water from 2 glass bottles - baby nipple brush and hot water cleans sipper tube good.

    I use Life Mate Hemp Bedding and Critter Country Litter ( renewable resources ) not harmful to rats.

    I have a Holistic Vet that I take my animals to when needed and I will give antibiotics if absolutely necessary. So Far I have not had to. I have had my rats for 7 months and as of 12-23-2007 Mini Moo and Miz Blue are showing no signs of respiratory problems. No more coughing , runny eye or nose. Skin and fur look healthy with no sores.


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    I really can't see that doing anything for a bad respiratory infection.

    A mild case of the sniffles, maybe, but nothing much more.

    <br />RIP Pernod ("Perry") 14APR2008, Sour Apple Pucker ("Puck") 30JUN2008, Guinness 10AUG2008, Bacardi 01SEP2008

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    Forensic, is this a safe mix? I just want to now because Addo has suffered from respiratory disease for a while and obviously has vetinary treatment, but if this mixture is SAFE I wouldn't mind trying it for his sniffles in between.
    ♥Addo, Edgar and Winston♥

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    The only thing I'd worry about is the garlic with a rat with a tender stomach. I know garlic can do a number on me. :lol: Most rats don't like the taste of vinegar, but I assume the honey counteracts the taste. Giving lots of honey over a long period of time wouldn't be good for weight, but for short periods....


    Meh, I think I'm rambling.

    <br />RIP Pernod ("Perry") 14APR2008, Sour Apple Pucker ("Puck") 30JUN2008, Guinness 10AUG2008, Bacardi 01SEP2008

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    i'm pretty sure a really sick rat should see a vet before you begin trying this treatment, although i wouldn't see the harm in trying it out on a cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forensic
    The only thing I'd worry about is the garlic with a rat with a tender stomach. I know garlic can do a number on me. :lol: Most rats don't like the taste of vinegar, but I assume the honey counteracts the taste. Giving lots of honey over a long period of time wouldn't be good for weight, but for short periods.....
    I don't know how much truth there is to it, Forensic, but when I was in pre-vet-med school, I remember having heard it mentioned that garlic is wonderful for pet rats, and i have read it in a few articles since then...I dunno, but obviously Anthia has tried it and has had no ill effects. But I do agree that seeking vet care first for an RI is always a must.

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    I agree with the benefits of garlic in ratties.. mine have garlic oil capsules and love them!..
    They are said to deter fleas as the oil comes thru the skin and fleas dont like it, yet doesnt make the rattie smell garlicy..

    Also: Researchers have discovered that garlic can stop lipid peroxidation in animals, the process where LDL, the bad cholesterol, turns rancid and is more likely to damage the cardiovascular system. The researchers induced a type of heart attack known as myocardial infarction in rats. In rats not treated with garlic, antioxidant enzymes were reduced after the heart attack. There was also an increase in lipid peroxidation. When garlic was given to the animals, however, both of these negative effects were significantly reversed.

    According to the researchers, ...garlic oil exerts its effects by modulating lipid peroxidation and enhancing antioxidant and detoxifying enzyme systems.

    Garlic also strengthens the immune system, by working against immune invaders and attacking bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. AlliTru represents a scientific breakthrough as a method of delivering the best of garlic in a convenient capsule.

    *would like to add that garlic is TOXIC in dogs and cats*
    Garlic does have toxic potential to pets, and is generally more potent than onion, also a member of the Allium species, in causing changes in red blood cells in dogs and cats. This is true in raw, cooked or powdered forms. In theory, "deodorized" garlic is allegedly less toxic, since the disulfides, responsible for both the odor and the toxicity, are usually largely removed.

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    i have heard of grape seed extract being used to help rats with respiratory illnesses with some success, but i personally always consider natural remedies to be complementary to standard, proven treatments rather than a replacement for them

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    but i personally always consider natural remedies to be complementary to standard, proven treatments rather than a replacement for them
    Well said, and I completely agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirror
    i personally always consider natural remedies to be complementary to standard, proven treatments rather than a replacement for them
    Most natural remedies are the proven treatments as they have been used for centuries longer than modern medicines.

    I have used similar (and other) natural treatments for my pets (and family) for various ailments with great success without having to resort to Allopathic medicine.
    I have used Allopathic medicines as well; some worked well, some didn't work so well, some had unacceptable side affects.

    Personally, I will most often follow a natural remedy course of action first unless it is a dire situation.

    I guess however one chooses to treat a pet (whether Naturopathically or Allopathically or in combination,) the wise course is in gathering as much factual information as possible and proceeding with care.
    ~~~( 8:> Starr & ~~~( 8:> Dance

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