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    Do you think this is an abscess?

    This is Oreo, he's a little over 6 months old. He was taken in to the vet for an infected bite on his testis. I have put polysporin on the infected area and cleaned it, and he is currently on antibiotics (6 days now) and a painkiller. He is showing no apparent signs of pain and he doesnt act...
  2. R

    Quality of Life Decision

    We posted about our rat Kenzie about 2 months ago and what could be a possible abscess on the side of her head. Since then we have been giving her daily treatments of Baytril, cleaning with different medications and have even tried CBD salves. It continues to grow and has messed up one ear and...
  3. Hurduckle

    Saline Solution for Rats

    Hello! Earlier I made an at home saline solution for my rats abscess. It is made of 4 oz of distilled water and 1/4 tsp of sea salt. Is it safe to spray this solution near my male rats genital region? Will the salt cause an infection? Also, would adding a small amount of tea tree oil be...
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    Found rat laying on her side, could barely walk, stable now but no diagnosis

    Hi everyone. I took my rat to the vet last night after an incident but the vet did not have a clear idea of what had happened. Please read this, and if your rat has had similar symptoms and you have any other information that you think could help me or that I could pass along to my vet, please...
  5. R

    HELP!! Rat's bone exposed??

    Hello! I have three rat's and the one in the images below got an abscess drained by the vet. She had a deformed tooth that caused the abscess and it seemed to be healing well. I just finished giving her, her antibiotics and put her back in her cage with the other rats yesterday (I separated them...
  6. Olympia✨

    Lump appeared on the side of rats mouth over the course of 3 days?

    Hi all, My rat Loki seems to have developed a small lump on his cheek, right next to his mouth, it seems to have appeared over the course of 3 days or so. Here are some photos: I have a vets appointment at 5pm today, but I wanted to get some further insight on what it could be before I go...
  7. Megan Fleischman

    Unknown growth on 10mo girl

    Our rat Cocoa has a growth that I just noticed last night. It feels pretty soft when palpated, but is in a location that makes me think it may be a mammary tumor . It’s under her right armpit. How can I distinguish between an abscess (this seems to have appeared somewhat suddenly-in the last two...
  8. Rachel Dean

    HELP - TUMOR/ABSCESS ON FACE

    Hi all, I have been reading these forums since discovering them a couple of years ago and they have helped me massively to understand and learn so many things about keeping rats, I never needed to post anything until now and hoping for some help/advice. One of our five rats, Rolo, had a lump on...
  9. rodentboy101

    What to expect from abscess?

    My rat Luchik has what I think to be an abscess on the side/bottom of her face. I am fairly sure it's not a tumor, though there is that one tumor (Zymbal's gland? I think someone said) that I'm afraid it might be, though it's not behaving like a tumor at all. It grew in about two days, I think...
  10. Olympia✨

    Rat seemed to have developed a lump overnight? Is this an abscess or tumour?

    Hello all, I’m really in need of some advice here. I have a male fancy rat, he’s about 1.5 yrs old, 800g and not neutered. I realised today that he seemed to have developed a soft lump with a slightly sunken centre and squishy all around, but a little irregular. Easily moved around basically...
  11. R

    Tooth extraction? Midwest United States

    My pet rat has an abscess by one of her lower incisors. My vet thinks that the root of the tooth is infected and that its preventing the abscess from healing. As a result the tooth will need to be removed at the root. For what I gather this is a fairly complicated procedure and as a result they...
  12. RattieRatter

    Possibe future abscess

    Hey, I just joined this forum. Super exited to be here. so my rattie jerry has a little pimple like small limp under his chin. Im worried it might turn into an abscess or somthing. I got jerey a month ago with his buddy mickey. They weee feedees at the grange. (If you havent caught on i name...
  13. R

    Rat dying?

    I've got a one-year old male rat, Finn, that is struggling with something -- an abscess, a tumor, I don't know. What I'm hoping is that someone has had experience with something similar and could offer advice about the best path forward. About three weeks ago, Finn developed an huge bump on his...
  14. W

    Large lump on my rat's throat? Abscess or tumor?

    Hello, recently my rat Bandit has grown a rather large, round lump on her throat. I am not exactly sure of her age but she is under 3 months old. The lump is hard to the touch and the skin seems to move over it. I shaved the area so I could get a better photo, the bald spot is not from hair...
  15. xjad0re

    Eye lump after enucleation.

    Hi guys, Just wanted some advice for my male rat, Bean. He had surgery almost 2 weeks ago to remove one of his eyes. It was all healing up well, and he was on Metacam for pain relief as well as Baytril to stop any infection. Now, there is a massive lump in the area. Do you think it’s an...
  16. S

    Is this an abscess?

    Hi! My Male rat Nutter had a loonie size bump the other day and has now become a scab. After compressing, it opened up. I was wondering if this is an abscess and if its healing alright. Theres no redness or blood but my boyfriend is very worried. Please let me know what you think. We are...
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