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  1. Rat Health
    I just lost one (Heidi) of my two girls (her surviving sister is Seeker) about a month ago to what my mom and I think, and the vet confirmed likely, was a respiratory infection. Heidi was thinner and had labored breathing, wheezing on Friday and by Saturday night we rushed her to an emergency...
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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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    Hi, i have 2 rats who are both almost 1. One of them, Peanut, was making noises a few months ago. We took him to the vet and they said its just noises to show his feelings, but i don't think that vet is very experienced with rats. but the noises got a little worse and we started hearing noises...
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    Recently (3 months ago) I lost a rat to pneumonia and after that experience I did everything in my power to protect my other girls. I bought a double critter nation (for 4 rats), set up an air purifier, got new dustless bedding( cat pellet paper), began to litter train, sewed fleece liners for...
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    My 2 y.o female rat developed classic signs of mycoplasma about 1 week ago. I began baytril when no improvement was seen after 2 days. She progressively has gotten worse and we took her to an exotic vet yesterday. I was under the impression that the vet would choose to euthanize her but to my...
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    One of my boys was recently on baytril, doxy and a bronchodilator (Theophylline) but his symptoms improved. They've come back, but I realized his medications were in my car for several days and it's been extremely hot here. Are these medications ineffective now? Are they dangerous from heat...
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