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Hi everyone

So my rat became sick about a week ago all of a sudden. He 'squeaked' a bit, but it has gotten worse over the last few days and he does not stop. I took him to a vet who gave me Baytril and we finished the course but he is still not better, in fact, he is worse. I drove to his other vet that we normally see to get him some Doxysyrup yesterday and he still sounds the same with no imprpvement. He is not eating on his own and not leaving his hammock either, he just lies there the whole day. I take him out of the cage to feed him as much as possible, but its really breaking my heart to see him like this. He has no porphyrin coming out of his eyes or nose, its just the wheezing that wont stop. Please help!
 

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Talk to your vet about trying azythromycin. It's a pretty heavy duty antibiotic. for syrup suspension it would need to be 20/mg per ml. You could also create a nebulizer chamber, using a large tupperware container and cutting a hole in the side just big enough that you can stick the nebulizer attachment in snuggly. My vet also once prescribed azithromycin/abuterol suspension to be used in the nebulizer to use on a rat of mine that had become immune to doxy and baytril due to chronic respiratory issues
 
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