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Jessicac

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I was trying to chase Roxi around with the microphone on my phone so the video gets me in it instead of her :rolleyes:
 
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Nasal congestion. Sometimes it's a sign of an impending infection and it's always best to try and treat it. Sometimes it's literally just a stuffy nose and there's no infection for the antibiotics to cure so they won't help. Does she improve drastically if you steam her? Does she still act normal not sick?
 

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I do not notice a drastic improvement when steaming her. She still sounds very honky / wheezy after a steam. She seems to be acting normal. She's eating fine, grooming herself, and seems just as active as always.
 

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So, I was thinking of trying Benadryl to see if that clears up some of Roxi's congestion. Do you think this is a safe / good idea? Can you tell me how much she would need? I haven't bought any yet, but will go to the store for the children's liquid tomorrow.
 

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Typical monkey noises. I hear this when my gals are sick or myco is flaring up. Also I’ve heard something similar with early pneumonia. I replied before but it hasn’t been approved yet. I use the same meds as you. I follow deb the rat lady’s recommendations. If you google her name her site should come up or the rat fan club. It has a ton of info on meds, dosing and respiratory illness. I actually ordered her book because her advice has never failed me. My gal didn’t improve on doxy and enro so I tried amoxicillin and it worked beautifully. I got my vet to prescribe it. Best of luck to you and Roxi!
 

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We don't usually recommend Deb Duocommon's advice because some.of the recommendations are not medically advisable. We use the ratguide.com which has information approved by vets and is constantly being updated so the info is current. I actually have a few case histories up on the site myself.
As for benadryl I've never personally had any luck.
 

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Typical monkey noises. I hear this when my gals are sick or myco is flaring up. Also I’ve heard something similar with early pneumonia. I replied before but it hasn’t been approved yet. I use the same meds as you. I follow deb the rat lady’s recommendations. If you google her name her site should come up or the rat fan club. It has a ton of info on meds, dosing and respiratory illness. I actually ordered her book because her advice has never failed me. My gal didn’t improve on doxy and enro so I tried amoxicillin and it worked beautifully. I got my vet to prescribe it. Best of luck to you and Roxi!

When giving Amoxicillin, did you continue using the doxi and enro?

My girls have chronic respiratory infections, they stay on the enro and doxi, so I am just wondering if you know if Amox can be given in combination with the other meds?

I see that I can buy it online as fish antibiotic, so I may go that route if Roxi doesn't clear up soon.
 

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Hey guys,

I just found a lump on Roxi's chest. I am going to make an appointment to see the vet this week. I am guessing a mammary tumor, but I don't know. Could this cause her nasal congestion?
 

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