I had to bring one rats, Timbit, to the vet yesterday due to possible RI, he was checked out throughly, the Doctor I took him to is the best in the clinic. She knows excatly where to feel around for abnormalities, ie: tumors, etc and she has found them on animals just by the touch and saved pet owners al lot of money they would have had to spend for xrays.
He did really well, most rats HATE it b/c well they are not used to being handeled in that way, plus just geing in the vet room stresses them and the poo everywhere, lol. But hey, no one is supposed to feel confortable getting a check up or examined. Human or pet. And it is best for them. But suprisingly he LIKED the feeling around, and looked content as she was doing it like it was a massage. My sister and Dr.Simms was suprised what a good boy Timbit was!! She spent a good 10 minutes on him, and she said he sounds good but since he did show some signs she would give medication.
YEAH, I was hoping for the banana flavored kind as they LOVE it, but they were ALL out and gave me horried Strawberry kind that tastes AWFUL!! -100+ dollars and that was not the only fun of the day. Lets just say first treat ment was horrible, could not catch the little guys in their cage!! No one wanted it and was keen on not getting it. I think I missed one in the confusion.
WELL today I had a good idea...a cloth!! and I moved one of the squares of my cage ove so there was to be no running away. Plus well they were asleep!! I wrapped them ups and they ALL got their medicine, they did not like it but MEH sorry, Vet's orders!! Now I have 12 more hours and another dosage!! SIGH...they hate me right now!!
I feel quite proud of myself but bad at the same time as they now hate me!! BIG BABIES!!