Okays, so I havn't posted many threads reasently because I've had no problems with my rats I couldn't deal with, however, Pepper is really starting to go downhill now
Pepper has never been 'quite right' before; ever since I got him he's had porophrine around his eyes and even when he's been on antibiotics it hadn't gone..
I suppose that when he was on antibiotics it wasn't to help the porophrine, but I would have thought it may have gotten better.
The reason why he was on antibiotics was because he was peeing blood in his urine & we all thought it was a UT and we got told by the vet that she thought it was an inflammed bladder. Not so long ago I noticed Pepper had changed and did some research. I dug deep into the case of mycoplasma, which said it was common for rats with a serious case of it to have blood in their urine and constant porophrine.
Well, the bad news is that the blood in his urine has come back, however theres not as much as before by a long way, which in it's own little way is good..
I know that your all going to tell me to take Pepper to the vets and that was also my first reaction, even though after some thought, I didn't... this is why...
Pepper has changed, he is very jumpy, gets scared at small things and can get stressed out with the other rats easily. Pepper, even though he is dumbo, has been 'over taken' by the other rats and now the smallest of all of them and a lot of presure has come down on him reasently because Husky and Arthur are at the stage when the are maturing and fighting a lot with perticually Pepper ecause he seems to be the target.. unfortunatly.
The thing is, Pepper HATED having the baytril last time and sometimes, even his nose bled when we were trying to 'force' it into him in a way.
Trouble is, because he is going down hill, putting him through this again is only going to make him worse and nothings going to get better, so I don't want to take him to the vets because I know that all it's going to cause is more pain and suffering, which at this point I don't want Pepper to go throuh again
I can afford it, don't get me wrong, it's just the way that Pepper is thats holding me back and I don't know what to do
It doesn't bother Pepper at all, but he is very clingy to me and I was wondering if there was any way other than taking him to the vets that I can help him at home, without making the situation worse and having him get over depressed with the antibiotics
Also, at the end of the month I'm going on holiday for a week or two and all the rats are beng left with someone else to look after, which may cause more stress for Pepper and I don't want the other lady to have to give him antibiotics for me becaus of the way he gets when it's given and it's just going to make the whole matter a lot harsher.
I hope you understand why I don't want to take him to the vets, please help && I'm sorry about the long post, thanks for reading it all if you have