Has anyone found anything new that really beat a respiratory infection?
One thing I think may be aggravating it is we have to have the air conditioning on for most of the day (live in San Jose CA and it's very hot). I think it's really making us all ill, but it's either that or the little rodents slow cook. Any tips on making the air conditioning less brutal?
I STRONGLY recommend you give the following information to your vet and ask him or her to give your little ratty this injection. There is some new information out that giving Dexamethisone in conjunction with Enrofloxacin (Baytril) has a more robust effect on rat URIs. The Aminophyllin eases breathing problems.
This information is from a friend on another rat forum to which I belong and it works. Best to you and your ratty.
Hi Cindy. I may be able to help. I've been through this several times. You can save them. My vet, may she rest in peace, recently published a paper in Exotic DVM magazine. She gives the recipe for her rescue shots which have saved the lives of MANY of my sick babies. Take this to your vet and they can make it up for you.
Thanks so much you guys!
What did the vet say? How is your furkid? Waiting anxiously...
Thank you so much for the info. I'm definitely going to spread the word as much as I can!
I am so glad your little ratty is better. The injection is nearly a miracle if you ask me. I'm surprised more vets haven't discovered it yet. It's right there in the Exotic Vets mag.
Anyway, wrap your little darlin' with a towel like a burrito, making sure to get those little front paws under the towel! Then insert the syringe gently into the side of the cheek while holding the head still (ha!). That's the best way I know to give meds to squirmy rats...
Congrats again. I'm so pleased to read the results.