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Old 23-11-2010, 04:55 PM
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Prolapsed Uterus

I just got back from he vet with my 2 year old pet rat. She as been diagnosed with a Prolapsed Uterus.

Can anyone explain what are the causes of this? I've read online that its caused by giving birth to large babies, or many. She as never had babies I've had her from the age of 6 weeks old.

Also they want to spay her tomorrow which is going to cost me 200.00 by all means I dont mind paying this, But is'nt that abit overboard. I had my cat spayed at the same place 2 months ago for 35.00.

Please note - Its a private vet practice
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Old 23-11-2010, 05:06 PM
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Hi sorry I dont know anything a prolapsed uterus's but my Dappy got spayed not that long ago and it cost me 80. Hope your girl is ok x
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Re: Prolapsed Uterus

Sounds a little expensive.

My hamster cost 90 for surgery. I wouldn't have though a rat spay would have been over double the price.
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Old 23-11-2010, 05:48 PM
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I just got back from he vet with my 2 year old pet rat. She as been diagnosed with a Prolapsed Uterus.

Can anyone explain what are the causes of this? I've read online that its caused by giving birth to large babies, or many. She as never had babies I've had her from the age of 6 weeks old.

Also they want to spay her tomorrow which is going to cost me 200.00 by all means I dont mind paying this, But is'nt that abit overboard. I had my cat spayed at the same place 2 months ago for 35.00.

Please note - Its a private vet practice
She is two years old.. Does the vet think its in her best interest to spay her.. Have you thought about getting a second opinion?

I dont know anything about prolapsed uterus's in Rats.. Has her uterus come out or is it still in her and moved down her body? As in you can see a lump somewhere..
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She is two years old.. Does the vet think its in her best interest to spay her.. Have you thought about getting a second opinion?

I dont know anything about prolapsed uterus's in Rats.. Has her uterus come out or is it still in her and moved down her body? As in you can see a lump somewhere..
I have been thinking since I've left the vets a 5pm today. Yes according to the vets its prolapsed & its totally out. Basically she has a big red lump coming out of her vagina as if she is a male with one testical.

Also what concerns me is the vets stated that they have never seen this in a rat before & have never performed a spaying on a rat.

In a state of panic & concern for her I just agreed & booked her in for the morning.

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200 is ridiculous.

Please try and find a more experienced and less expensive vet...simply as its quite an operation to push the prolapse back in and then spay the doe, and not a great operation for a vet to start with, who has never done it before!

There is no other treatment aside from spaying in truth, and the sooner its done the better.
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Re: Prolapsed Uterus

Thanks, I cancelled the op this morning

She as got an appoinmnent at a different vet practice Friday morning. They said they could keep her in that day & perform the op plus it will on be 75.00.

They havent worked with a large amount of rats, but seemed to know more when I spoke with them.

I feel more confident this time
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Awww well best of luck!! Hope everything is sorted soon!! xx
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When its all done and she has recovered Make sure you tell the original rat that you went somewhere else due to their lack of experience re Rats and over pricing.. Maybe they over priced though cause they didn't want to do it.. But then again why book her in.. ?

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When its all done and she has recovered Make sure you tell the original rat that you went somewhere else due to their lack of experience re Rats and over pricing.. Maybe they over priced though cause they didn't want to do it.. But then again why book her in.. ?

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