Official Loofah Tester
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SE United States
Sick Zmei. Advice?
Zmei ratty has started having respiratory issues. It started as a few sneezes on Tuesday, and Wednesday morning, I thought I heard a little rumbling in his lungs when I ratphoned him. He's 337 grams and 12 weeks old. Starting Wednesday afternoon, my vet put him on .18cc of Doxy and 0.1cc of Baytril 2x a day.
Today's Saturday and he's noisy and sneezy when he gets excited and sniffs at things, and still has that rumbling in his chest. He's sleeping a bit more than usual but when he's awake, near as I can tell he's eating normally, and is playful and curious with his cage buddy and me. He'd lost a gram in weight since I weighed him Wednesday. I have him eating his soy yogurt with ecchenaca (sp) and goldenseal added for immunity. He is in a warm quiet place with low stress.
Am I doing what I should be here? Is it unusual that his breathing issues don't seem to be responding yet to his medication?
I'm calling his vet on Monday when they open, but is there anything else should know/can be doing?
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