I Have a rat Terrier Male that is 24 years old (yes you heard me right) and he still gets along good and everything now, but he had been diagnosed with being diabetic and needing insulin. So they kept him overnight for 5 days and used fast acting insulin. Also gave him some plasma to make sure all was good and tests came back he is great except for being diabetic. Stated they got it to around 158-200 and that using novolin N would do the trick. Problem is this was over 3-4 months ago and his sugar is staying high with even bumping up from 2 units (every 12 hours) to 3 units(every 12 hours). Now of course the vet does not want help because they can’t find anything wrong. So, my question is do I need to use Novolin R in his case? When the vet used this type of insulin, they were able to maintain the numbers and keep them on the low side. Yet if using novolin N, can’t seem to get the numbers down at all. Any Help Appreciated!
I have rat terrior that is a vacuum cleaner she has to have her nose looking for people food crumbs if u drop something if u leave anything low it’s gone it’s like it’s the last time she will ever eat again she doesn’t chew she swallow whole how do u get a dog to stop these things I am calling out the best dog trainer to a bet that my dog will break u before u break her dog whisperer u will retire after my dog
is is possible that I have an untrainable dog? And am I doing the right thing? My mother in law thinks my rat terrier is a bad breed and also a bad litter. My fiancé made up his mind a few months ago that he’s just done with her and now I’m starting to feel the same way and it’s making me feel guilty. I’ve tried reward training, obedience training, training to show dominance and I’ve even tried letting her be a free range dog and still she can’t seem to understand her place in the household. In my eyes I see a dog who truly loves me and loves adventure but when we are home she just can’t behave. Here are some examples of what she does and no matter what she just won’t stop doing ; Running off, being aggressive towards guests, walking up to my cat and staring at his throat , constantly growling at cat or nipping at cats balls, throwing a fit that will last weeks if she doesn’t get human food, refusing to eat her very good quality dog food for days on end because she wants human food or treats, jumping up and scratching me and my fiancé, trying to boss me around (staring me down when I’m eating and no matter how many times we say stop she continues sometimes even outing her paw on me or when I’m taking a walk outside and I’m speaking to someone she’ll try to walk off multiple times even though I told her to stay put. Now if I’m doing something wrong please tell me because I’m lost. I’m trying to get her in order as I am order as I am pregnant and fear for my baby’s safety. I have continued showing her who’s alpha which means she only gets treats when she has a good day not an off day. She must sit and allow me to leave or come in first, she had restricted areas in the home (furniture) of were she is not to go, and if she bully’s the cat she goes straight to the crate. Since she is a dominant dog she is very aloof so I do not give her attention unless she comes to me instead of coming to her which are all things that are supposed to help. But now I’m seeing a different side of her, I’m hoping this will subside but I see that she is depressed , she also submissive pees which has outraged my fiancé. As of now she is not allowed on the furniture as she has not been behaving so earlier this morning i caught her in our bed I did not yell I just firmly and fairly told her to get off the bed and she peed, on our bedding. This is what she’s been doing for the past couple weeks sneaking on the couch and bed and when we catch her we tell her to get off and she pees on our things. My guess is that with our pregnancy even though I take my time and walk her I do not waste all my time on her anymore and I believe she may be acting out because of it. She seems to need to be the center of attention and has a hard time fitting into our family as a member. I am beyond frustrated and anything helps. Thank you
My rat is having brown discharge from her mouth
Hi I have just discovered that my rat has worms, I got aristopet small animal wormer but haven’t used it yet as I wanted to know if I can give their recommended dose with a piece of food instead of water as I have 3 rats that share the same water and I don’t want to overdose them.
And also does this worming stuff also kill the worm eggs? It says it can be used in two days, is that long enough to kill them all?
I have a young rat who has recently lost weight and has seem to have gotten a hunch back and lost energy he is very skinny and is worrying me a lot any advice
I believe my pet rat may have pneumonia. No local vets are comfortable working with them, due to lack of experience. She’s drowsy, weak, has a lack of appetite, won’t drink, eye discharge, and her fur is ruffled. Not to mention her very strained breathing. She makes sounds almost like monkey chirps, and breathes heavily/fast. If you could tell me for certain if it’s pneumonia, and if so what antibiotics and such we could buy her, that would be of great help! Especially since the chirping sound has moved onto the other rats
I am looking for another pet but don’t know what pet fits me,
Hi my name is solveig I am 16 years old, I live with my parents and 2 younger siblings, I live on a small island and I own a cocktail. ( he is the only pet in the house ) i have been looking for another pet for some time now and I have been looking at scorpions and rats. I do whant a pet on the exotic side but that’s not so important. I am nott interested in fishes or anything big, I do whant a caged animal in a tank something I can look at and sometimes take out, I do have money and space but as I said I live on an island where there are no pet stores here..so is there a small or medium sized pet that eats food that Is available in grocery stores??
Any ideas will be considered, Thank you!
How much does it cost to own 2 pet rats over their entire lifetime?
I am interested in owning two pet rats and I am curious to know about their health expenses. I want to provide them with the best care that I can and I do not want to limit them of receiving the home they deserve. Would I be making a wise investment or should I re think buying two rats? I currently have $250-$300 that I could spend on them but I’m concerned that it may not be enough to meet their sufficient needs. If you have any past experiences with owning rats or knowledge regarding to my concerns, it would be very much appreciated. 🙂
I think my dog ate rat poison 2-3 days ago. Is there any thing i can do from home to help him? He had ran off a few days prior to this and attacked a neighbors livestock so i was supposed to take him to be put down but didnt, so cant really take him to vet..