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  1. ShawnD

    Hi, new here, need urgent help, please!

    Hi! I'm new here and reaching out for some urgent advice.❤️ My big boy, Bear (abt 1.5-2 yrs old, and he's a little overweight, fyi) is suffering upper respiratory infection /distress at the moment. Last week he suddenly became worse and I gave him Cefalexin for 2 days until I could see a vet...
  2. Q

    Does this stuff work for rats?

    Hi I've recently come across Aristopet Avicycline C Oral Antibiotic for birds and I'm wondering if anyone knows if this works for rats? My 3 year old rat is on .2ml doxy 2x a day for upper respiratory disease. She's still full of life and loves to run around and adventure but I haven't noticed...
  3. R

    Diagnosing and treating a respiratory infection

    I had a rat a few months ago who had a respiratory infection, I knew because she was sneezing excessively. My vet questioned me a bit and then listened to her lungs with a stethoscope (she said her lungs sounded okay but that we would treat her just to be on the safe side) and prescribed her...
  4. EuroVega

    URI not going away?

    My very handsome boy, Gordy has been having some BAD respiratory issues lately, hes pulsating and makes little, unusual noises, when I started noticing these problems months ago I contacted the breeder I got my boys from, she was very kind and simply gave me some baby cereal with meds mixed in...
  5. R

    Making a clicking noise and breathing heavy. URI?

    Okay guys things seem to have taken a turn for the worst :( My rat Subie is not being as active as normal and she's making a clicking noise almost constantly. She seems to be breathing heavy and she keeps sitting in the same spot breathing hard for long periods of time. I started noticing this...
  6. ShelbyL92

    Giving medication

    So I have two male rats that keep sneezing. Took them to the vet and she thinks its allergies. But the next day there was porphyrin and sneezing fits. So I got anti biotics to be safe... They are less than 2 months old. Is there a way to give them medication? One brother took it fine the other...
  7. R

    Respiratory Infection?

    One of my boys seems really prone to respiratory issues. He has been treated twice already and he recently started having breathing problems again. He seems to be having trouble breathing. I honestly don't know what to do anymore. I don't want him to be having troubles and suffering from it...
  8. SunflowerPop

    When Do You Know That Euthanasia is the Right Option

    One of my rats recently got diagnosed with lung tumor. The vet gave me antibiotics and said that he would likely die within 1-3 months. Originally he had been on antibiotics before for what we thought was just a cold, but it progressively got worse to I kept taking him back to the vet...
  9. S

    Wobbly, Mouth-Breathing Baby-- Please Help

    Hello, about 2 weeks ago I took in two fairly young male rats (Errol and Norbert) from a friend who adopted them at a local pet store. I'd say they're about 2 or 3 months old, but I'm not entirely certain. They've always been quite sneezy, but I figured it was just the new home sneezes...