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RatTails

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PostSubject: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 1:16 am

One of my boys feels really cold, his breathing is laboured, and he won't accept food or drink.

I assume this is a respiratory problem but I've never had anything this sudden or serious before.
He has been losing weight, but this is totally unexpected pale

I feel terrible for not noticing this.

I've got no way of getting to a vet... pale
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PostSubject: Re: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 1:18 am

Probably pneumonia.... he needs to be seen by a vet. Sadly when they get to this stage sometimes it's just wrong to think they are going to make it, but medicine will help him feel comfortable. He does need meds, a steroid injection for anti inflammatory, and antibiotics such as Baytril.
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PostSubject: Re: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 2:50 am

Poor boy, why can't you get to a vet hun? x
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PostSubject: Re: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2010 3:01 am

rattiechick222 wrote:
Probably pneumonia.... he needs to be seen by a vet. Sadly when they get to this stage sometimes it's just wrong to think they are going to make it, but medicine will help him feel comfortable. He does need meds, a steroid injection for anti inflammatory, and antibiotics such as Baytril.

study I agree with this
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PostSubject: Re: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 9:48 am

You really need to get him to a vet as soon as possible
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PostSubject: Re: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 1:45 pm

I did get him to the vets but sadly he had to be put to sleep. He had a mass of lumps in his stomach and there was nothing but pain for him.
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PostSubject: Re: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeTue Feb 16, 2010 5:05 pm

I'm really sorry to hear about your boy Help fast :( 28039
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PostSubject: Re: Help fast :(   Help fast :( Icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 12:09 am

Help fast :( 142788 Ohhh so sorry.
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