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PostSubject: My rat has a lump   Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:22 pm

i had my rats out for cuddle time and my lovely girl shona, who is 6 months old, has some kind of lump. it's soft and you can gently squeeze it, i can get my fingers around it, move it around quite a lot and so on. i heard rats can get abcesses, i had one recently afte an op (sorry it's a little off topic) and it's not like what my girl has, but i don't know what a rat abcess would appear like.
thank you for any advice, i'm so worried about her and hope she can fight it.
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:33 pm

Sorry to hear Shona has a lump, at that age I'd get her along to the vet and get it removed.... probably spayed at the same time to prevent any further lumps. She is young and deserves a longer chance at life Very Happy xx
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:35 pm

It should be removable.

Holly, a spay won't benifet her. If she's going to get other lumps, she will get other lumps.
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:07 am

can rats be spayed? i've only ever owned cats and they have all been spayed/neutered but i didn't realise a rat could be put through such a major operation. it would worry me, i'm already freaking out over the prospect of a tumour removal. pale
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:33 am

They can be spayed, but as you suspect, it's a major surgery.
Something you really do have to think about and I know that from first hand experience.

How are things now??
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:19 pm

i took her to th vet and it's definitely a tumour - and it's removable... WOO cheers
she is booked in next monday.
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:24 pm

Poor Holly but glad it will be removed.
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:24 pm

I meant Shona Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My rat has a lump   Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:13 am

You wrote:
i took her to th vet and it's definitely a tumour - and it's removable... WOO cheers
she is booked in next monday.

Brilliant Very Happy
Good luck Shona! x
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