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Can anybody help custard

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Lexi-puppy, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Lexi-puppy

    Lexi-puppy PetForums Junior

    Jan 13, 2008
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    hi there

    i'm really worried about my rat custard.
    he has developed a rash on his tail and scabs (looks just like eczma) my vet said it's nothing to worry about and only becomes a problem if i see him bite it and the pet shop doesn't stock small animal antiseptic cream:(

    does anyone know what this mite be and can anyone suggest something to help.
    i contaced another vet and they won't see me as i am registerd under my vet.
    and my vet charges £12 for the privalige!:confused:
  2. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2007
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    you can see another vet if you like
    theres no reason you can not get second opinion.
    even better dont tell them your reg under another vet.
  3. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

    Dec 5, 2007
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    Try some sudocream or E45 on it won't hurt him or even better some aloe vera know anyone who has a plant??
  4. swinnk8

    swinnk8 PetForums Junior

    Feb 10, 2008
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    firstly get your vet to do a scraping to find out what it is. If he does have a mite they can inject him with ivormectin.
    Sudocream as suggested is a good healing cream but if it is a mite it will not stop the scabbing.
    You can also try bathing him im johnsons mite shampoo for small animals. Take him off shavings and bed him on Carefresh which is good against allergies and bacteria.
    You can search the net for bedding and treatments that you cannot get in your area.
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