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Back from the vet!

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I just got back from taking Curly and Charlotte to the vet.....they're both in great health!

Curly has been tearing himself up a LOT lately though, around the face and throat to the point that it's not just scratches anymore, some of them are looking like sores, but they did a skin test and didn't find any mites or anything, so they dont know whats going on, but gave me some stuff to put on it, and if that doesn't work, then I'm going to take him back for some Revolution.

Charlotte was so good! She didn't fuss at all when the vet picked her up, in fact, she was downright friendly. She's been eating well, which I was glad to hear, and aside from some bare patches on her back (she had them when I got her - they're growing back now!) she's totally healthy. She's been more friendly since I got her home too - didn't fight me when I took her out of hte carrier, didn't squiggle around in my hands......did a skin test on her, and didn't find any mites there, either! Yay!

$100 well spent, I think.

If anyone in the Seattle area needs a rat vet, I really highly recommend Dr. Karen Obegi at Roosevelt Animal Hospital :)
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Just a very quick FYI...often skin scrapings for mites done at the vets office come back with false negatives. It really really does sound like mites, and your best bet is to get that Revolution and treat them just in case. It won't harm and could do a lot of good. If the Rev doesn't have any effects then look at environmental things that could be causing allergies.
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