uri

  1. H

    two 11 year old rats with URIS not getting better with antibiotics

    Hello, I recently got three 8 week old rats. When I brought them home, two were constantly sneezing. I brought them to the vet and got prescribed Doxy. After a week they were still sneezing and sounding more congested so I brought them to the vet. I got prescribed Doxy and Batryil for two weeks...
  2. R

    Respiratory issues & meds not working. Help?

    Hello. I need advice. My rats have respiratory problems, I took them to the vet recently. It's not that bad, just some sneezing and porphyrin from nose. I had one more rat who died due to respiratory problems but she had more serious symptoms - sneezing, wheezing, problems with breathing...
  3. ratbabylady

    URI Antibiotics

    Hi all, So three of my girls are back on Tetracycline and Enrofloxacin (I think, it could also be Doxy but I just got off the phone w the vet and dont remember which one of the two, definitely Enrofloxacin). I wanted to know if anyone had luck giving their rats their meds with food. I know...
  4. S

    Amoxicillin dosage for my rats

    My rats have a URI and so I'm going to give them amoxicillin. Moody is 66g and Ollie is 83g. I know the dosage is 20-30mg/kg and the concentration of the amoxicillin is 250mg. Ive tried putting this info into a calculator but im getting weird numbers. If anyone could help me figure out how much...
  5. ratbabylady

    Baby Sneezing, Older Rats Theoretically Exposed

    Hi All, I am here looking for some advice regarding quarantine & URI's. I adopted 4 new baby girls at the end of March, & within a week my sweet baby came down with a URI. Congested breathing, wheezing, sneezing. I took her immediately to the ER & got her treated. She was on Doxy &...
  6. 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...
  7. A

    Medications online? help!

    My vet refuses to give extra doxycycline & enrofloxacin(baytril), I was told by many rat owners to ask for extra to have on hand for emergencies. my vet insists i’ll need to come in for another 400 exams and meds if they have another flare-up. I was told to buy doxy & enro online from a bird...
  8. zJoker

    New baby rat wheezing

    Hello, Just took home a 4 weeks old baby boy from the breeder today. On the car ride back and after he reached his new home, he started making grunting noises. (Similar to this video: ) He doesn’t constantly sound like that but when it happens, it’s really loud. I have Baytril and Doxy meds...
  9. 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...
  10. R

    Contamination? Possible URI?

    I already have two other rattie girls and I added another to our family on April 13. I brought the new rat to the vet on April 16 for a suspected ear infection and because she had been sneezing quite a bit. Vet prescribed tresaderm solution for the ear infection and a mix of doxycycline and...
  11. 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...
  12. Megan Fleischman

    URI? First time, seeking advice

    History: A month ago we adopted two young rats (standard Roan and dumbo double Rex) from questionable conditions (fed fruit loops as part of a homemade diet and were very dirty). After just a few days with us they both were looking alert and clean. A week ago I adopted a very healthy black...
  13. Kirby

    Rat has bad URI. Any advice is appreciated

    Hi everyone. So my rat Kiri was put on Baytril for a suspected uri a few days ago. 0.18 ml to be exact. At first it seemed to be helping, she started getting her appetite back, drinking on her own, her breathing seemed better and just all around she started seeming stronger. However the pops...
  14. Lisa Barcelos

    Ratty with URI on meds

    Hello everyone, I am a new rat mama too two beautiful girls. I noticed my baby Nova sneezing and breathing funny so I took her in and sure enough I was right. The vet put her on 2 antibiotics one doxy to fight it from two ends. He also gave me an anti inflammatory for pain releife of her little...
  15. K

    Need an answer!

    I bought three very young feeder rats a few days ago. They all have uris i believe (sneezing/wheezing but no other symptoms really) i am treating them so i dont need info on that, but im a hypochondriac and I am so worried that whatever they have i can catch. Ive been having trouble breathing...
  16. R

    Advice for very ill rat

    Hi everyone. I have a very ill rat and would like some advice. It's a long story so here it goes: Maggie is a 10 month old female rat who had URI when we first got her. She was doing well up until about a month or so ago when the URI came back. She was gasping for air and lethargic so we took...
  17. Rinrei

    Sick URI

    Seems like my boys are fighting eachother on who can be sick the most... Anyway. Dexter my 2 year old boy 800 grams is suffering from a URI. At first I heard his nose whistle while breathing Thursday morning (less than 24hours). Pretty quite but could be heard from a foot away. No sound from...
  18. oasisandbambi

    Medication

    So my rats are have been taking medicine for over a month and a week now. A week ago they were on baytril but were getting worse again so they started on baytril plus doxy. I know that rats are supposed to get medication for 4 to 6 weeks. Ive been giving them baytril for 5 weeks and doxy for 1...
  19. lawless

    head tilt?

    hiya! my boy has started some... behavior i just cannot put my finger on im pretty experienced with rats, ive been caring for them and owning them for a very very long time now but this has me a little puzzled? hes really got me stumped! anyway, benvolio is 8 months old and hes started noticably...
  20. K

    Teddy doesn't look so good...

    I have two rats named Winston and Teddy. They're about 1 1/2-year-old boys and Teddy is slightly bigger than Winston. However, I noticed today that Teddy is about the same size as Winston if not smaller. He takes twice as long to eat and he doesn't finish his food, he seems obsessed with his...
Top