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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy How i can treat in the mean time.

Ok well you all know novo is around 3 years old and he won't move around alot, when he does come out he just sits around with me. Well today i was lifting him and noticed little round wounds on his hind feet, which i think is bumble feet. I always clean him out like every 3 days, but he has got a habit of peeing in his bed now because of his age. Is there anything i can use at home until i can get him to a vet? Its not really bad right now, but its still sore looking. He will use his backlegs so i know its not at the very painful stage yet. Please advice would be great!

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PS, i don't actually know if its bumblefoot now because its not alot of round bumps its one bump on each pad and its like a blister?

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Is he on wire?? If so I would cover it up.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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No hes on material with a solid base, he was on just a base but i replaced it with material, i put some bedsore cream on it (non-toxic) and im going to keep putting it on, but i know if i take him to the vets it may mean PTS As he is too old for another anti-biotic, he was already on one a few months back.

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Maybe pictures?? I'm not to good with rats (rodents in general).

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I will try to get pictures now.

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Ok, i cannot get pictures of him he keeps moving, but when i looked again one of his foot pads was swollen out, like its sticking out to the side. I really need to get him to a vet, it will have to be monday tho, anyone know anything i can do until then?

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we once had a duck with bumblefoot... it was scary how swollen the feet were especially since duck feet are generally flat!
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is there any kind of antibiotic cream that's ok for rats? (in case he licks it?) that's what i would do and change his bed or put paper towel on it to be able to change it so his feet aren't constantly in pee!
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Yep sounds like bumblefoot and as long as you don't think its infected you can probably treat him at home. Its not considered a painful condition it just looks like it should be.

I would advise getting your hands on Naylor's Blu-Kote antiseptic...apply it right onto the "bumble" and it should dry up and shrink it. Be warned! This stuff stains clothes and furniture and everything...its nasty!

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Thanks hun, im taking him to the vet on monday, and will order him what you recommened. IS there any pain medication i should get or give him?
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Thanks hun, im taking him to the vet on monday, and will order him what you recommened. IS there any pain medication i should get or give him?
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Blu-kote isn't available through the vet. You have to buy it online or at a tack/feed store. Its a large animal antiseptic
Get the dauber
http://www.allivet.com/Dr-Naylor-Blu-Kote-p/11099.htm

He won't need pain meds.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-05-2009, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Oh no i cannot find it anywhere for shipping to the UK

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Will purple spray by gold work?

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Will purple spray by gold work?
I think so. They both contain the gentian violet...see if you can compare and see if they have similar ingredients.

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