A cure for tumors in Rats?

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  1. Jun 9, 2018 #21

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    Been wondering why do I never see a raw-only diet for rats? So many humans are into that. Are certain cooked foods for rats unreplaceable by raw?
     
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    some food must be cooked for rats, other foods are ok raw or cooked (see forbidden foods list)
    and no one has come up with a whole food diet (no highly processed food) that meets all of their nutritional needs which is why many people feed a good quality block in addition to a variety of daily veg and healthy treats
    (Other people who don't care feed their rats all sorts of unhealthy things - you can read their posts on fb and other sites :( )
     
  3. Jun 9, 2018 #23

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    Yeah the breeder I'd decided to not adopt from fed cupcakes.
     
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    Luckily, I never had to deal with tumours however, one of my closest friends who also has rats (12 girls) had to deal with tumours multiple times. She always said that for her, turmeric nearly always worked to reduce the tumour in size until she could take her girls into surgery.

    Your best bet is definitely to go to the vet, please don’t rely on natural remedies and always go to your vet. The faster you get the lump removed the better chance your rattie has to live a long, healthy life.
     
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    True!
    But feeding a healthy diet, with a variety of daily vegs
    and giving healthy treats such as berries, cooked whole grains (like organic 12 grain cereal, or oatmeal, etc)
    will help

    and added sugar does feed cancer
     
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    100% agree, healthy diets reduce the chance of tumours by a large scale. But how about if the tumours are hereditary though?
     
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    Heredity just means a greater tendency for diet (or whatever else) to cause issues. It's not like there are two types of tumors wherein one is inherited and the other's from environmental factors. Just if she's from a bad line, environmental stuff is even more important than if her parents were bred for health (or wild).
     
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    I've read that tumeric, and I think specifically the curcumin in tumeric, has been tested on labratory rats and had been shown to prevent tumor growth or reduce tumor size, and also reduces inflammation, if I'm remembering correctly. It is best to find one that is a standardized extract and has black pepper mixed in, because that helps increase the bioavailability of the compounds, otherwise it is not completely absorbed by the body and therefore is not as effective.

    I have also read that cycling it (as in 2 weeks on, 1 week off) may be more effective than continuous use.

    As far as getting them to eat it though... :confused:
     
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    Hi, I am researching anything that could help my boy - Reggie has developed a lump inside his abdomen on one side. On first visit last week, the vet thought he was likely just lopsided but she did say that it would be inoperable if there was a lump in there. I can definitely feel a lump and will be returning but (if it is there and is inoperable as they say) I want to go armed with as much knowledge as I can. Unfortunately, I have plenty of experience in mammary tumors with our girls but never in a male and so I just don't know what I can do to help him.

    He doesn't appear to be in any pain/discomfort, is eating and drinking as usual and his movement has not been impaired. Yet.

    Is there anything that could slow tumor growth? If so, what dose?

    Thank you!
     
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    If it is inside his abdomen, it does not sound like a mammary tumour as they are normally on the surface.

    Can you post pictures?
    How old is Reggie?
    Is he on any meds?
    When did you first notice it and how fast is it growing?
    Hopefully lilspaz68 will respond
     
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    I don’t think it’s a mammary tumour or a cyst as I would expect both to be on the surface (is that right about cysts?).

    We rescued him just over a year ago and they said “he’s under a year old” so not certain. Based on how much they grew after, I’d say maybe they were a few months so we guess a year and a half now.

    He’s not on any medication. I noticed it last week and I am pretty sure it’s grown a little since then but nothing very obvious.

    I will try to get a good photo when I get home later! Thank you for your reply.
     

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