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Old 26.04.2009, 19:47
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Help please, 1 of our rats started bleeding from her private parts

I took her out of her cage and i was covered in blood, i did a google search if rats have periods, but the answers where unclear, some said yes ans others said no it could me a tumour.

Can anybody help me please?

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Old 26.04.2009, 19:55
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Re: Help please, 1 of our rats started bleeding from her private parts

Sorry to hear that. I hope it is a normal bleeding. Otherwise pls consult with a vet.
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Old 26.04.2009, 19:57
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Re: Help please, 1 of our rats started bleeding from her private parts

Is it possible that she ate something from the cage and it scratched her intestines? Although the bleeding does seem to be profuse from what you say. I would surley take her to the vet as soon as possible.

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Old 26.04.2009, 19:58
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Re: Help please, 1 of our rats started bleeding from her private parts

Your poor rat. Does she seem to be in distress? I remember reading about a site called www.ratguide.com . Have a look at it because it does deal with illness and might be helpful.
I hope that it is not anything serious
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Old 26.04.2009, 19:59
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Re: Help please, 1 of our rats started bleeding from her private parts

This site says rats don't menstruate, but has some tips for vaginal bleeding though.

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Q. VAGINAL BLEEDING
I just noticed blood coming from the vagina from my one year old rat for the first time. Do female rats have a period?

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No, female rats do not menstruate, so if your female is bleeding vaginally then something is wrong and you need to get her to the vet. Vaginal bleeding can be a symptom of a uterine tumor, genital mycoplasmosis, a urinary tract infection, a miscarriage, or the beginning of labor. If you can eliminate a miscarriage or labor from this list, and if after antibiotics have been given to rid her of any infection she is still bleeding, then the only treatment left is to have her spayed.

Spaying will eliminate the problem altogether and may extend her life. Be sure to find a competent vet to perform the surgery. It should cost in the neighborhood of US$65 to US$150 for the entire procedure. Also make sure that your vet gives you post surgical antibiotics to prevent possible infection.

Remember, this surgery involves going into the body cavity and should not be decided upon without considering the risks. If she is a young rat then the benefits will probably outweigh the risks, but if she is very old, it may be best to let her live out her life in peace. I have seen some females bleed vaginally on and off for over a year before leaving this world.
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Old 26.04.2009, 20:24
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Is it possible that she ate something from the cage and it scratched her intestines? Although the bleeding does seem to be profuse from what you say. I would surley take her to the vet as soon as possible.

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She was eating a piece of the plastic little food bowl she as a few days ago (we have lots of different food things for them to eat) she as never eaten this before
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Old 26.04.2009, 20:26
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Your poor rat. Does she seem to be in distress? I remember reading about a site called www.ratguide.com . Have a look at it because it does deal with illness and might be helpful.
I hope that it is not anything serious
No she is not in distress she is eating and drinking and also playing like normal.

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Old 26.04.2009, 20:31
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She was eating a piece of the plastic little food bowl she as a few days ago (we have lots of different food things for them to eat) she as never eaten this before
Eating plastic!!! That doesn't sound like right thing to do save for a human who would react with indigestion to it and probably pains and vomitting. Poor rat will have to wait until it gets out. I would still consult a vet. Maybe need some medicine to help get the plastic out
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Old 26.04.2009, 20:36
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Eating plastic!!! That doesn't sound like right thing to do save for a human who would react with indigestion to it and probably pains and vomitting. Poor rat will have to wait until it gets out. I would still consult a vet. Maybe need some medicine to help get the plastic out
I know she as never done this before and she as lived in her cage for along time she chews everything into little pieces like all rats
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This site seems to deal with your rat situation. Have a look
http://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/54232/

It seems that it might be a diet issue maybe. This is what i found about uterine bleeding in rats as a remedy (homepathy): THIS INFO IS FROM THE SITE I JUST POSTED: PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT IT YOURSELF


uterine bleeding---

disolve phosphorous 30c in 20 tablespoons of water stir vigourously and adminster (use eye dropper) 1 drop into mouth---no repetition at all..

diet must be adjusted---seen calcium -phosphorous diet ratio unbalanced --need include --dandilion greens;mustard greens;bok choy; some kale.. (NO broccoli;collard greens;NO lettuce (escorale ok though))

sodium processed foods (dog biscuit) must be eliminated (low sodium ok)---

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Old 27.04.2009, 10:02
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This site seems to deal with your rat situation. Have a look
http://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/54232/

It seems that it might be a diet issue maybe. This is what i found about uterine bleeding in rats as a remedy (homepathy): THIS INFO IS FROM THE SITE I JUST POSTED: PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT IT YOURSELF


uterine bleeding---

disolve phosphorous 30c in 20 tablespoons of water stir vigourously and adminster (use eye dropper) 1 drop into mouth---no repetition at all..

diet must be adjusted---seen calcium -phosphorous diet ratio unbalanced --need include --dandilion greens;mustard greens;bok choy; some kale.. (NO broccoli;collard greens;NO lettuce (escorale ok though))

sodium processed foods (dog biscuit) must be eliminated (low sodium ok)---

keep me informed
Thanks i have not changed her diet and the other girl as not bled, no more blood since last night.
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Thanks i have not changed her diet and the other girl as not bled, no more blood since last night.
so not a miscarriage then, which was going to be my suggestion.
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Old 27.04.2009, 10:41
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so not a miscarriage then, which was going to be my suggestion.
No we have 2 girls, unless nature found a new way of making babies between girls
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Old 27.04.2009, 10:42
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Could they have come into contact with other rats say at a Rat Club by any chance ??
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Old 27.04.2009, 10:43
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Eating plastic!!! That doesn't sound like right thing to do save for a human who would react with indigestion to it and probably pains and vomitting. Poor rat will have to wait until it gets out. I would still consult a vet. Maybe need some medicine to help get the plastic out
I agree. A friend of mine had a Dobermann who ate a plastic toy or something. I don't have the right words in english to explain all of this, but the plastic got stuck in her ... (long stuff to the stomach), and unfortunally did not come out but was stuck. Caused ... bad effection and edventually the poor dog died.
I would advice you to speak with a vet as soon as possible!
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Old 27.04.2009, 10:44
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Could they have come into contact with other rats say at a Rat Club by any chance ??
They where at the rat club last october, the lady said she had them seperate from the other rats, mmmmmm how long is a rat pregnant for?
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Old 27.04.2009, 10:45
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I agree. A friend of mine had a Dobermann who ate a plastic toy or something. I don't have the right words in english to explain all of this, but the plastic got stuck in her ... (long stuff to the stomach), and unfortunally did not come out but was stuck. Caused ... bad effection and edventually the poor dog died.
I would advice you to speak with a vet as soon as possible!
Thanks ok will ring now
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Old 27.04.2009, 12:23
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Got my fingers crossed for your rat Sutter. Hope she's alright! xx
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Re: Help please, 1 of our rats started bleeding from her private parts

Sutter, don't your kids get fed up with all these rat problems? maybe these lovely beasts just aren't made to be kept indoors and in cages. don't you feel sorry for them beasts?
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Old 27.04.2009, 13:37
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Sutter, don't your kids get fed up with all these rat problems? maybe these lovely beasts just aren't made to be kept indoors and in cages. don't you feel sorry for them beasts?
It really is not my fault all these things happen to my rats where esle should they be in an animal shelter with lack of attention, when my husband picked karo up from the shelter the women working there was afraid to put her hand into the cage because karo was not used to having any contact with anyone and now she happily comes to us and sits on our knees for a massage
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