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I am incredibly concerned currently. I have been monitoring my rat fish for a few days, his behavior has changed a bit and I checked him out and eventually noticed his teeth seeming to be over grown. He’s not the biggest chewer but hasn’t struggled until recently. His behavior changed only a few days ago when he began pushing food from his bowl and I though he might be having a small tantrum but I checked it out further and noticed his teeth seeming to be too long. I called a vet asap but my soonest appointment was June 8th so I took it. A day passed and he was acting about the same, uncomfortable but was eating the mushed up food I made for him so he could continue to get his nutrients till the vet appointment. Tonight was the beginning of my major concern and panic for him.
This morning? He acted the same as yesterday. Now? I go to grab my boy and he’s wet down his front in sticky brown stuff. I tried to clean it best I could but he’s very squirmy and I think he’s being more squirmy because of his level of discomfort. I’ve read it could be choking but he’s had no solid food or sticky food and this only just started to happen to him.
my question is, since it started this fast, should I call emergency vet services or should I wait till the earliest time tomorrow? Aside from the wetness, his behavior is the same as the past couple days.
What could’ve caused this so fast?
I love my boy so much, seeing him this way is the most painful thing I could’ve ever thought of experiencing. I am scared to death I could wake up and he wouldn’t be with me anymore.
 

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I am incredibly concerned currently. I have been monitoring my rat fish for a few days, his behavior has changed a bit and I checked him out and eventually noticed his teeth seeming to be over grown. He’s not the biggest chewer but hasn’t struggled until recently. His behavior changed only a few days ago when he began pushing food from his bowl and I though he might be having a small tantrum but I checked it out further and noticed his teeth seeming to be too long. I called a vet asap but my soonest appointment was June 8th so I took it. A day passed and he was acting about the same, uncomfortable but was eating the mushed up food I made for him so he could continue to get his nutrients till the vet appointment. Tonight was the beginning of my major concern and panic for him.
This morning? He acted the same as yesterday. Now? I go to grab my boy and he’s wet down his front in sticky brown stuff. I tried to clean it best I could but he’s very squirmy and I think he’s being more squirmy because of his level of discomfort. I’ve read it could be choking but he’s had no solid food or sticky food and this only just started to happen to him.
my question is, since it started this fast, should I call emergency vet services or should I wait till the earliest time tomorrow? Aside from the wetness, his behavior is the same as the past couple days.
What could’ve caused this so fast?
I love my boy so much, seeing him this way is the most painful thing I could’ve ever thought of experiencing. I am scared to death I could wake up and he wouldn’t be with me anymore.
I've been raising three lovely boys for the last couple of years and recently lost one in a similar fashion.

If you need some support I can talk with you about how I dealt with it. It may make it easier.

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