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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Shasta the Mouse is not well....

Shasta my younger mouse started acting strange in the last few weeks. I thought she had hurt herself somehow since she was having issues with mobility in her hind end. I left her alone to see if she healed, and nothing changed. I also noticed what felt like scabs on her lower belly. Now she has a bit of a nipped in waist (a lot like a rat with HED) and the scabs are on her back now. I treated her with Revolution but they just don't seem like those type of scabs.

She's still eating, drinking, able to climb the ramp to the shelf and the hammock, but I made her an appointment for Monday drop off with Dr. Munn.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 01:26 PM
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Poor baby. I am sorry to hear this Lilspaz. She is a beautiful girl. I will think positive thoughts for her for her vet visit. Let me know what the vet says.

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Wow, I'm not sure what could be causing that. Could that be kind of like side-sucking in rats, meaning she is in pain? Hopefully the vet will be able to help her to feel better. I'll keep my fingers crossed!


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Wow, I'm not sure what could be causing that. Could that be kind of like side-sucking in rats, meaning she is in pain? Hopefully the vet will be able to help her to feel better. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
the side sucking you are talking about we call owwie stretches and I have seen them many times. Its a momentary thing whereas she is just constantly like that

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Poor baby! My gosh. Please let us know what you find out here.


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Oh no!
I've seen those scabs before. I had a mouse who would scratch her back to the point of it bleeding. But she didn't have any walking issues. Maybe she has mites?
Good luck with everything, I really hope she gets better, she's gorgeous!


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they all got dosed with Revolution so the scabs should clear up. Sadly there's nothing we can do for Shasta. It is either spinal nerve degeneration or a tumour on her spine

But she's happy to be home, and Mini the natal was very glad to see her friends last night again

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Sorry to hear about Shasta... hopefully she won't be in too much pain in the meantime. Glad to hear they've all gotten the scabs taken care of, though.


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