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Hello all
As you may remember, three of my pets have passed away in the past four months... I've also suffered other losses, and I really am at my wits end .

Snow started bleeding vaginally today. What are the chances this isn't cancer or pyometra? If it is an infection, does anyone know what the usual treatment is...? I will take her to the vet BUT the city is rioting right now and I won't be able to leave my apartment...

I have doxycycline and I'm not sure what else...

Someone please help :( I'm really struggling ... My heart is hurting so badly....


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It's most likley pyo. a high end dose of abs can give you cover until you can get to the vets for a spay. If you've got baytril too then it and doxy would be good
 

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Is there any information about the incidence of pyometra in rats....? I recall you guys saying pyometra for Chip... So I brought it up with the vet who said she had never seen a rat with pyometra, and so she didn't know they could get it... I then looked it up, and sent her the info, and she said all the data looks like it's very rare....

So, if anyone has clinical data about pyometra please let me know ....


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Also, which ABs and doses are typical of treatment.....?

Guys any help would be great. The vets here do not specialise in rats, but given the info they may cooperate


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http://ratguide.com/health/reproductive/pyometra.php

also found this as well:
Uterine BleedingFemale rats don't menstruate, so if your rat starts bleeding from the vagina, there is something wrong, and she needs to see a vet as soon as possible. Possible causes of the bleeding could be a uterine tumor, a urinary tract infection, pyometra (puss filled uterus), a miscarriage or the beginnings of labour. If you can eliminate a miscarriage or labour from this list,*then it's best to treat for an infection.* She needs to be put in antibiotics straight away. If antibiotics don't clear it up, the only other course of action is to have her spayed, especially in the case of pyometra, which is life threatening.
 

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Thank you...

The vet took a look and thinks there is a mass near her cervix... She believes it is cancer, like chip... She will need to be put down.... Apparently she has also become anemic from the blood loss..... Sigh... Thanks guys
 
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