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@  lollyh : (31 August 2018 - 10:43 AM)

Thank you moosie & caryn.its been hard. :ratsadlook: .

@  Caryn : (14 August 2018 - 07:24 AM)

Thank you Discomoose :) Lollyh, so very sorry about Rascal :ratsad:

@  DiscoMoose : (12 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

congratz on your promotions Caryn and Settican (:

@  DiscoMoose : (12 August 2018 - 07:48 PM)

I'm sorry about Rascal Lolly :( RIP sweet girl...

@  lollyh : (03 August 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Rip my beautiful rascal. :bigeyecry: my last girl. :ratsad: .play hard up their sweetheart.you made it to 2yrs & 8 months despite 2 tumors..i am gonna miss you so much. :Kiss: :wub:

@  Settican : (03 August 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Woohoo promotion! Thanks Tails :D

@  Caryn : (03 August 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Thank you :D I got a promotion :yay: lol

@  Tails : (02 August 2018 - 01:25 PM)

@caryn and @settican, welcome to the Admin Team!

@  Caryn : (11 July 2018 - 07:25 AM)

She says she has had the captcha disabled, so the problem should be solved now. Hopefully people are able to join up without hassle if they try again.

@  Caryn : (08 July 2018 - 10:57 AM)

Ah geez, I'll see if I can reach Tails about it

@  ronelrat : (08 July 2018 - 10:02 AM)

There are people wanting to join the forum who says they received a message asking for a security code?

@  Caryn : (07 July 2018 - 05:49 PM)

Two of my girls over the years have had strokes. Both were still alive when I found them but suffering side effects ie: paralysis, loss of cognitive function. Sadly there is not much that can be done if they are very far gone, smaller strokes can be treated and rats can recover. Seizures are horrible. Mavdb had a couple of boys with issues, you may be able to find posts here on the forum.

@  lollyh : (07 July 2018 - 01:56 PM)

Thank you caryn.im so heartsore.i went out for dinner last night & he was fine,came back home 1 hour later & found him at the bottom of the cage like he was didnt know where he was . :puppy_dog_eyes: .do you have any knowledge on seizures or strokes?

@  Caryn : (07 July 2018 - 12:23 PM)

So very sorry :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (07 July 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Lost my moo lastnight. :ratsad: I'm still in shock.

@  lollyh : (29 June 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Thank you caryn sway. *hugs* *hugs*

@  Caryn : (27 June 2018 - 08:53 AM)

You're not mad at all for wanting to help her :ratsad:

@  lollyh : (25 June 2018 - 04:33 PM)

Thank you caryn.yes i know you would.:-).i love her so much.i dont care about the cost.really i dont.even though everyone around me says im mad & just put her down. :bigeyecry: .no unfortunately i don't have an edgars account.

@  Caryn : (25 June 2018 - 11:43 AM)

Sorry you're going through that with your girl. You know I'd opt for the surgery, Dr O says he can do it and I trust him completely. I realise cost is an issue though. Do you have an Edgars acct you can pay with or can you sign a debit order with them? That's what I usually do for larger surgery costs.

@  lollyh : (25 June 2018 - 09:34 AM)

i have such a hard decision to make. :bigeyerat:


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Hi all :)

My one boy Jerry has been having chronic respiratory issues. He was on Doxy and then Doxy and Enrovet, but now he is unwell again. He used to make that typical respiratory infection sounds, but lately he sounds like a puppy crying/whining. Has anyone ever experienced this? He sounds very congested, but even nebulizing doesn't seen to bring any relief. I am at wits end... :(

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Has your vet tried any other antibiotics?  Like Zithromax, Clavet, Flagyl, Amaoxicillin, or combos of any of those? 

 

And has your vet tried him on heart meds like Enocard (Enalapril), Furosemide (Lasix) or Vetmedin to see if it's not pulmonary oedema from CHF?  Usually if what appears to be a respiratory infection does not respond to antibiotics then there's a chance it's heart related instead.  If he hasn't done any x-rays then that will tell you if the lungs have any signs of serious infection or abscessing or whether they are fairly clear and the heart looks enlarged.

 

My girl Bubbles has been noisy her whole life from congested snotty sounds to wheezing.  X-rays and consults can't pick up anything in the lungs besides something weird happenign around her heart.  We've tried antihistamines, antibiotics and are now putting her on heart meds to see if that makes any difference.


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+ 1 to Caryn, when my boy wasn't responding anymore I asked Liam if he could try Zithro, which did help for a while but then we also now have him on heart meds. Sometimes difficult to see on xray and who can afford an MRI?? Trick is (well in my history, when nothing seemed to help with my children, Monty was one, then I'd ask if we could try heart meds) if it is the heart the meds show a quick improvement. Really quick. If not the heart the meds just won't do anything.

:goodvibes: for both of you, been there, not easy when everything we try doesn't work.
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Don't have much useful info but sending lots of good vibes! My baby Nibbler was very sneezey, congested and wheezing sometimes. My vet put her both doxy and baytril twice a day for two weeks. It worked beautifully. So maybe a combo is necessary to clear it up. Unless like Caryn and Roos said it is heart related.




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