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Rat Care Corner / Re: Labored breathing sounds
« Last post by RattyRodent on November 08, 2018, 08:59:45 PM »
I'm sorry your boy isn't feeling well. 
I must confess I was surprised when your post said the diagnosis was asthma!
Usually when my rats have had some noisy breathing, it's been diagnosed as a respiratory infection and a few weeks of antibiotics clears it up.  But I did have one boy who would have much noisier breathing episodes which would include his sides/ribs heaving when it happened, and that turned out to be an enlarged heart.
I hope things turn out well for your Finn :)

Well, he acts healthy anyway. I'm not sure what the problem is but he seems to be dealing with it. His cage-mate Stan keeps him good company.
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Labored breathing sounds
« Last post by purple rat on November 08, 2018, 06:50:54 PM »
I'm sorry your boy isn't feeling well. 
I must confess I was surprised when your post said the diagnosis was asthma!
Usually when my rats have had some noisy breathing, it's been diagnosed as a respiratory infection and a few weeks of antibiotics clears it up.  But I did have one boy who would have much noisier breathing episodes which would include his sides/ribs heaving when it happened, and that turned out to be an enlarged heart.
I hope things turn out well for your Finn :)
 
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Holiday Auction to help the rescues!
« Last post by ratluver372 on November 08, 2018, 04:19:05 PM »
Please note: End date of the auction was incorrect. Auction ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Sorry for any confusion!
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Rat Care Corner / Re: Labored breathing sounds
« Last post by RattyRodent on November 08, 2018, 09:55:56 AM »
Sometimes I wonder if vets know what they're doing.
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Rat Care Corner / Labored breathing sounds
« Last post by RattyRodent on November 07, 2018, 11:18:42 PM »
One of our boys, Finn, has been making labored breathing sounds for quite some time. It tends to be off and on. He'll go through periods without making the sounds at all, but it's still too frequent. He otherwise seems lively and healthy, considering he's around 2 and a half years old. It doesn't help matters that sometimes after playtime he doesn't want to go back in the cage so I'll have to corner him somewhere which, I know, adds to the stress. We finally took him to the vet today. The vet thought he had asthma and gave him a shot in the butt. I was told it was steroids and antibiotic and that he would improve within the hour. No such luck. He's still making the breathing noises off and on. Any suggestions?
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Holiday Auction to help the rescues!
« Last post by ratluver372 on November 02, 2018, 10:09:25 PM »
The Travelin' Rat's 2018 Holiday Auction will take place from November 2-10, 2018 on TTR's FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheTravelinRat/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2139394952771216&__tn__=-UC-R

It will end at 11:59 pm ET on November 10, 2018. Please read the album description for details.
Many thanks to Lynn Hochstetter and Gail Huddleston for donating their rat collectibles and to Oh Raats for donating hammocks
to make this possible.
Thank you also to Molly Darling Roque for her efforts in picking up, photographing, and shipping the auction items.
Money from this auction will be divided between the following rescues:
Any Rat Rescue, Phoenix, AZ
Central Texas Rat Rescue, Pflugerville, TX
Charming Rat Rescue, Regina, SK CANADA
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary, German Valley, IL
Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue, Rochester, NY
For the LOVE of Rats Rescue, Walker, LA
Mainely Rat Rescue, Falmouth, ME
MN Pocket Pets Rescue, St. Paul, MN
Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue, Pittsburgh, PA
Ratical Rodent Rescue (formerly North Star Rescue), Vallejo, CA
Rattie Ratz Rescue, Clayton, CA
Rifugio Jill Phipps, Albugnano (Asti), ITALY
Small Angels Rescue, Inc, Frederick, MD
Star's Rat Rescue, Winner, SD
Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Easy Peasy Daily Votes Needed through November 19!
« Last post by ratluver372 on November 02, 2018, 10:03:17 PM »
Thank you for mentioning that!
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Current Mischief
« Last post by mamarat2 on October 31, 2018, 01:25:21 PM »
Which one is your escape artist?  The Gadget rat?
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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Current Mischief
« Last post by MaatAset on October 30, 2018, 10:25:29 PM »
Pumpkin fun!!!

Miss Coconut



Om nom nom nom



Peekaboo!



How many rats will fit into a pumpkin?



All tuckered out!

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Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Current Mischief
« Last post by purple rat on October 29, 2018, 07:29:04 AM »
You take great pictures and your subjects are so darn adorable!  :bow:
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