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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SE United States
She's definitely got some kind of infection going on, which will need ABs. Female rats never bleed like that unless something is going on, from UTI to pyometra to cancer etc.
I'm not one of those who advocates going into debt for an animal, though I don't begrudge those who do, and if that's you, ask about the care credit plan. I also understand that life happens and sometimes we can't afford expensive treatments. I do think owners owe it to their animal to at least make a final decision to ease their suffering for them if it gets to that point.
So yeah, try the ABs on her and see if that clears it up. Only if the ABs don't help or for any other reason you feel like her quality of life is going to suffer you can make your decision then. It may be someone else can afford her surgery and would be willing to take her, foster her, or otherwise sponsor her. Ask around. It still may be that you won't need to make a euthanasia decision with her at all.
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Last edited by Storyseeker; 09-28-2012 at 09:05 PM.