Hercules is Limping
Hercules (rat) has started favoring one of his hind legs. He still walks on it, but he kind of hops and when he sits he puts all his weight on the other leg. I've examined him and there are no visible wounds on his leg or foot. I moved his leg and foot, and squeezed everywhere, but he didn't give me any indication of what was hurting. Of course this popped up on a Saturday, and the emergency vet here doesn't have a rodent person so I'm pretty much stuck waiting until Monday to call my vet.
At the same time, I know you can't put a cast or a splint on a rat, so I'm wondering what I could even do for him if he sprained or tweaked something. I'm hoping someone here will have some encouragement for me. Has anyone experienced a similar situation?
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