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  1. Rat Health
    Hello, first time rat owner here. I got two young girls about a month ago, Ed and Son. They're 2.5 months old. I took them to the vet for a regular check-up since the breeders did not tell me anything about them. I mentioned that Son had occasional sneezing fits and they prescribed antibiotics...
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    Hi everyone! My three girl rats are now a little over a year old and for the first time, I went with them to the vet last summer, so summer 2021 when they were around half a year old and all three of them got antibiotics for their upper respiratory infections of some sort. One girl, Manta, had...
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    I have enroflaxicin ( its like Baytril) and doxycycline. I'm having a HARD TIME trying to do all the math right and REALLY need to know how to dose. I've avoided starting for a but because I'm so scared of overdoing. So, here's the numbers: Meds: 1.ENROFLAXICIN: 10% (100mg/ml) liquid 2. DOXY...
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    Mame is 6 months old. She's the size of a fancy mouse and weighs 129 grams. She's the smallest rat I've ever seen. She's been sneezing and the vet prescribed an antibiotic. The dosage says 0,2 for more than 500g and 0,1 for less than 500g. Now, she obviously weighs half of a normal rat and I...
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    My rat has been having symptoms of a respiratory infection lately. She is still very active and seems to be her high energy self, just with the added stuffy nose sounds. I've been calling to all the vet clinics in the area though and was only able to get a appointment on Wednesday, which is...
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    Hi, I want to preface this post by saying I will take him to the vet again, but wanted some advice as I'm just dumb-founded. My boy Archimedes started wheezing, much like the typical noise they make when they have a URI, like in this video: (not my video btw) When I took him to the vet he...
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    Hi, We took our 11 week old rat to our nearest exotic vets as he had a suspected middle ear infection (lethargic, head tilt, some other symptoms). After 24hrs he has not responded to antibiotics and the vet is recommending he be anaesthetized and an endoscopy performed to determine whether it...
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    Two rats were/are sick, they’ve been on medication for maybe 4-5 days now. Symptoms were: overproduction of porphyrin, lethargy, and sneezing. They didn’t wheeze/breath funny. They’re more active now, and seeming to get better. Thing is we didn’t quarantine them like we probably should. The...
  9. Rat Health
    Hi all, A few weeks ago, Chickpea started sneezing and so I took her to the vet. We were prescribed Baytril for 10 days, which honestly didn't seem to do much (she wasn't getting better or worse). I ordered some Baytril and doxycyline and dosed the medications using Rat Guide, since I've read...
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    hi all, I know this is a contraversional (sp?) topic but I was wondering whether anyone had ever ordered antibiotics off of this site below. I know the risks involved in self medicating a rat and I've only ever done it when the vets around here refused to treat my rat (option was only euthanasia...
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    I got my 2 rats almost 4 weeks Ago now.the day of I noticed signs of respiratory infection , so the next day they went to the vet and started baytril, after a week nothing improved , so doxy and metacam were added on to that. Today one of my girls barely sneezes and has little to no congestion ...
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