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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 06:21 AM
lilspaz68
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Can you post a video of the poor little lasses' breathing?

Is it seriously congested? if so try lasix, but make sure she drinks enough as sick rat can dehydrate dangerously.

Are her lungs not getting enough air and it sounds constricted when you rat phone her? It might be pulmonary abscesses and you can add a steroid (dexamethasone is my fav, fast acting and longer lasting than prednisone)...this should reduce the inflammation in her lungs allowing her to be more comfortable and breathing better.

I have noticed the addition of zithromax to be very effective with persistent URI's and even pulmonary abscesses a bit (which is not curable).

How old is your little lady?

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