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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-22-2003, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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does anyone here know how i can prevent abcess on my rats. i figure that there isnt much i can do... but any ideas? thanks so much. bye!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 01:04 PM
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prevention of abcess's

The best way is too buy evening primrose oil from a pharmacy and dilute it with water (1 part oil to 10 parts water) and bathe your rat in it. This heals current abcess's and prevents them coming up, but only if you bathe your rat in it every few months

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begining of an abcess

hey, thanks alot, i will start doing that. luckily i havent had to deal with an abcess in a while, but however i think one is coming up on my hairless male rat. i say this because of a small hard bump under his skin on his shoulder. there has been on occasion when an abcess on a past rat started out like this. so far in my rat owning life i have had to deal with 5 abcesses with no knowlege on how to prevent them.
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