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  1. Rat Health
    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...
  2. Rat Health
    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...
  3. Rat Health
    6/16/21: He's been to the vet twice. First he was taking some SMZ oral suspension concoction and now he's on Clavamax. It's been a little over a week now and he's still sick but we're not even halfway through his bottle yet. His eye almost instantly got better after the Clavamax and some...
  4. Rat Health
    Hello, my rat is female, spayed, 2.7 years old. Aprox 14 days ago I noticed a foul smell from her right ear, found brownish wax-like exudate, she was scratching more than usual. Besides that, she's perfectly fine, she has no other symptoms- no head tilt, no redness, no porphyrin, no sneezing...
  5. Rat Health
    Hi! My hairless rat suddenly got this hard lump under his eye a few days ago. I separated him from my other rats because he likes to start fights & it gets him hurt too easily. My initial thought is that this is an abscess but it hasn't popped yet. I haven’t seen pics online of an abscess in the...
  6. Rat Health
    Hi, I purchased two blue dumbo rats 10 days ago (Freya & Silvia). Both are about 2-month-old females. Since getting them, they both presented with what sounded like sneezing at times. Silvia having it more often than Freya. I initially thought it was nothing more than "new home sniffles" but...
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    Long story short i had 3 rats. The oldest one (3) passed, seemingly naturally, and only a week later one of my two young rats (6 months or less) passed from what seems like an extremely fast acting respiratory infection (red eyes, heaving, low energy). Im left with 2 options w/ my last rat (6...
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    My rat Dusty has been sneezing a lot recently, I think she may have a Respiratory Infection so have made an appointment at the vets this evening. I understand that after it will be good to keep her immune system up to scratch to help fight the infection, I was just wondering if anyone could tell...
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