Growth on back of rat

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  1. Feb 24, 2019 #1

    momofblue

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    It looks like a sebaceous cyst to me (but it could be a tumour).
    http://ratguide.com/health/figures/cysts_figure_2.php
    http://ratguide.com/health/integumentary_skin/cysts.php

    I would suggest a vet appointment with a good vet who has the knowledge and experience to treat rats
    so it can be diagnosed and she gets the appropriate treatment
    If it is a cyst, she likely needs surgery to remove the sack and contents
    so you will need a good vet with the knowledge and experience to safely operate on rats

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    Looks Iike a very large cyst. They aren't dangerous. You could try softening it with hot damp compresses and it might be able to be picked out a tiny bit at a time.
     

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