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Jessica van Esch | 5 years ago
Hello,

I Am Trying To Find Out About The Different Vaccinations And Other Treatment The Following…

Hello,

I am trying to find out about the different vaccinations and other treatment the following animals need to go to an animal boarding (so they will be in close contact – same room). I’m getting lost on google though… This is what I found out so far:

Rabbit: Myxomatosis & Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD), worm and flea (and other parasites) treatment
Ferret: Canine distemper, Rabies, worm and flea (and other parasites) treatment
Guinea pig: no vaccinations, flea (and other parasites) treatment – worm treatment unknown
Hedgehog: no vaccinations, worm treatment – flea (and other parasites) treatment unknown

All the following need no vaccinations and all unsure about worm and flea (and other parasites) treatment.
Chinchilla
Guinea Pig
Hamster
Rat
Mice
Hedgehog
Degus
Tortoises
Turtles

Could someone help me answer this list? I would be very grateful 🙂

Thanks,
Jessica

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4 years ago

ask the place you’ll be boarding them so you know exactly what they need.  

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4 years ago

maybe look into local laws? talk to other boarding facilities? surely there are laws, insurance, and licensing requirements in place…

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4 years ago

so you say no one reinforces the law, but what, exactly, is in place? this is good to know in case an animal dies while in your care – i don’t know if Irish folks are like Americans with this, but if you didn’t have insurance you’d be at risk of litigation for negligence.

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4 years ago

i’d also contact small mammal rescues about this issue – surely they’d have a lot more info for you.

(reptiles get zero vaccinations, and i would ensure you wash your hands before and after handling due to salmonella)

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Brittany white | 5 years ago
Are Foods Containing Baking Soda Harmful To Pet Rats?

Are foods containing baking soda harmful to pet rats?

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4 years ago

i would avoid it.  it’s not worth the risk.

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Katelyn McCollum | 5 years ago
Over The Past Two Days My Rat Has Been Showing All The Symptoms Of A…

Over the past two days my rat has been showing all the symptoms of a Pituitary tumour. I know this is a Pituitary Tumor with no doubt. My parents and I are trying to get prednisone or amoxicillin or both. I know that she will have to be on them for the rest of her life. But the problem is that she is loseing so much weight and I have to take her out of her cage and hand feed her because her cage mate, honey, will snatch the food from out in front of her. She can’t hold her food and her paws are curled most of the time. Her eyes also have been covered with that red stuff (I forgot what it is called) and also the inside of her paws. She is always walking slow and when I hold her she will just sit there and I will pet her. Which isn’t normal because she would always run down my shirt and sit on my shoulder but now she doesn’t even have the strength to hold on. I don’t know what to do I want to put her on the medication but it will be atleast 3 or 5 days until I get it. I’m scared, I don’t want her to die. And I can’t afford to take her to the vet 🙁 How long will she live? How do I make sure she is eating enough? Which medicine is best? And what how many mg? Thank you and you don’t have answer all of these questions, just what you know. I’m sorry it’s so long. PLEASE HELP?!?!? She really means alot to me!!

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Shiria Seelenlicht
4 years ago

I agree with Laura. I don’t know how you can be so sure if that’s a tumor. These symptoms can also be caused by different things.
If a vet has confirmed thais really painful to have something growing in there. There is no way it will get better. In that case your rat needs also pain medication. Depending on how fast it grows you can maybe give her a short time, but not much.

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4 years ago

you need your vet to be involved with this.  they’re the only person who can give you correct dosages and accurately diagnose this.

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Adrian Loya | 5 years ago
I Recently Bought Two Pet Rats Who Are Both Females.
One Of Them Seems Perfectly…

I recently bought two pet rats who are both females.
One of them seems perfectly healthy, but the other one is almost constantly sneezing, and she has wounds/bumps on the edges of her ears that she keeps scratching at.
I thought the sneezing might be because she’s in a new home, but the other one hasn’t been sneezing at all. I also thought the bumps could be mange, but the other one has no sign of it.

I’m wondering if this can be helped, or if I should take her back and exchange her for a healthy rat. (They were originally meant to be feeder rats)

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Shiria Seelenlicht
4 years ago

The things at her ears are most likely mites, its a typical sign. Not all rats in a group have to show symtoms, sometimes its only one. But you still have to treat all rats in a group.
The sneezing is also most likely an infection. Rats are prone to infections of the respiratory. You only need to trat the affected rat here. It could be allergy. Do you use cat litter, hay or something that is dusting a lot?

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Jacob Breed | 5 years ago
So I Bought A Rat On Feb 26 And Realized She Was Pregnant Friday. She…

So I bought a rat on Feb 26 and realized she was pregnant Friday. She spotted in her nest Sunday night and her babies still have not come. Should i be worried or is she fine? Her nipples are out and she has the body size of 300g

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4 years ago

to be honest, i’d call the vet about this.  

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Ryan Hernandez | 5 years ago
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I have called my vet and the xrays to examine are too much for me to afford. My rat is 2 and half years old. He had a brother but he passed away from a severe uti issue. Which we tried to treat at my vet. I was worried that hed become depressed but now ive been seeing signs of an issue with this one. At first he couldnt climb as usual without falling, then he couldnt maintain balance when grooming, then he wouldnt use his hands, after he started showing signs of head tilt. It happened so rapidly. He does eat and i give him water through a syringe and he is active.
He also started showing signs of a uti so i had him take amoxicillin.
Im getting weary about continuning giving him the antibiotic now because hes looking tired and exhausted more often. I know i dont have many affordable options so i just wanted to ask if theres any dos or donts from here on out. I just want him to be comfortable as possible and avoid doing anything to further the problem. Thank you for your time.

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Zevi Alvarado | 5 years ago
My Pet Rat Front Paws Or Feet Are A Bit Scraped Up And Were Bleeding…

My pet rat front paws or feet are a bit scraped up and were bleeding but Isn’t anymore, plus one side of he’s face is puffy and swollen, what do I do?

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Abi Murray
4 years ago

Take him to the vet. If u have another they could have been playing and one could have been a bit hurt by the other.

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Abigail Stringer | 5 years ago
One Of My Male Rats Has Been Urinating Red Substance That Isn’t Dark Enough…

One of my male rats has been urinating red substance that isn’t dark enough to be pure blood but I’m worried still. This has been going on for a couple weeks. What do I do?

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4 years ago

this sounds like a pretty serious UTI.  please get him to the vet ASAP.

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ポプシクル | 5 years ago
This Is A Serious Question, I’m Curious. I Feel That Pet Food These Days Isn’t…

This is a serious question, I’m curious. I feel that pet food these days isn’t that nutritious, and dogs and cats should be hunting for their own food instead of being given this crappy foul tasting “wet food”. In the future, I wanted to buy rabbits, mice, and rats and put them in an enclosure with my dogs to teach them to hunt. Would this be legal? Because I don’t see anything wrong or inhumane about this seeing as people buy live mice for their snakes to eat. So why don’t we do this with dogs and cats? Surely wet food isn’t as good for them?

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debra yuhasz
4 years ago

A domestic dog is not a wolf even though they may have ancestry in common. A domestic dog does not have the digestive tract of wolves. Raw fed dogs are fed raw meat but they are not expected to kill their own. Personally my dogs eat what I eat as I feel that pet food is sadly lacking. This includes meat, fish, vegetables and a small amount of pasta and rice. I do not eat rats or mice and I wouldn’t give it to them either. Of my seven dogs only two have a small amount of prey drive. I… Read more »

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4 years ago

instead of buying them from pet stores, look into reptile supply.  they will sell frozen/thawed.  i also cannot say this would be a nutritionally complete diet.  better to fully research raw feeding and put meals together that ARE nutritionally complete.  besides, your house pet does not need to learn to hunt…and depending on the breed of your dog(s), they may fail miserably in this task.  feed a high quality kibble or feed raw, do not feed live rodents. and yes, this is considered inhumane, especially considering how it’s basically one step away from animal fighting.  can’t you see how that… Read more »

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4 years ago

oh, and another thing: cats are an invasive species, especially in the UK. they already kill too many animals for sport. they do not need to be encouraged to kill for food.

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Anonymous
4 years ago

It wouldn’t be for entertainment but it would be for entertainment.

Your ethics are in question. Be glad I lack ban powers. People who justify allowing their animals fight for their personal amusement disgust me.

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4 years ago

cats should not be outside. they are an invasive species and have hunted many native rodent and bird species to the point where they are endangered. letting cats outside is irresponsible, plain and simple.

you said you wanted to do this for your entertainment as well as that of your dog. THAT IS PROBLEMATIC. how can you not see this?

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Ryan Hernandez | 5 years ago
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I have a 2 year old male rat with a uti. I went to the vet and was given an injection for inflammation and an antibiotic. Hes had a uti for about a week now. I have to push his pee out on a regular basis.
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Btw hes eating and drinking normally now and is moving around. Id just like a general time frame on how long id have to do this. Thank you ?

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