I can answer any questions about pet rats, but you will probably be able find answers to simple questions more quickly on my website at www.ratfanclub.org/helpfinfo.html. If you have a life-threatening emergency you can try calling me at 530-899-0605. I am not usually on the computer on the weekend.
I have been "The Rat Lady" since 1985 and am recognized as one of the world's experts on pet rats. I have 3 published books and already answer lots of questions about rats daily.
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I am a monthly columnist for Pet Business magazine, and my writing has appeared in other magazines. I have 3 published books.
BA in Animal Behavior
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See the section on Respiratory Distress in the First Aid article on my website at www.ratfanclub.org on the Rat Info page, and the article called Respiratory & Heart Disease. I highly recommend my Rat
Hi Hadley, I don't know anything about the African soft-furred rats. If he were a domestic rat I would say he had a gasping attack caused by respiratory distress probably caused by a bacterial respiratory
Hi Day, I understand your concern. Rat-bite fever is very rare. I know of a few cases that have occurred over the last 30 years, which is a very small percentage since over half a million households have
I did not recommend a nebulizer. Did you see what I did recommend? Give him the pred twice a day every day. Put him on amoxicillin. Ask the vet for a broncodilator and/or the heart medications I recommend
Hi Jordynn, It sounds like he just has advanced mycoplasma. Although, if you haven't tried him on amoxicillin, you might want to give that a try, since he might have a secondary bacterial infection on
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