Pet Rat Sneezing? The Facts You Need to Know

The "rattie parent" can be worrisome if his little things are like sneezing. My goal with this article is to take the trouble to make you feel better and your rat will be okay.

Below is the list of things that your sneezing sneezes can make:


This very common and incurable respiratory disease among rats can explode in the rat's life. Symptoms include sneezing, wheezing and breathing in advanced cases. Edema may sometimes develop on the lung tissue, which makes it difficult for the rat to breathe. Although people are able to catch mycoplasm from other people, we can not catch the rats and vice versa. Good news. As long as their immune systems are not endangered, most rats in mycoplasm may, despite the outbreak symptoms, have long and active lives. The most important thing is to feed vitamins rich in nutrition (especially vitamins A and E), and take special precautions to avoid dust, smoke, dirt, and bacteria.

If your pet is a rat "Myco flare-up", "you may need to be treated with medications such as Vibramycin, brand name Doxycycline or generic brand, Baytril, these drugs suppress the symptoms and inhibit the formation of damaged lung tissue.

The main difference between mycoplasma and pneumonia is that the former will cause symptoms of dry, loud breathing while the latter is wet, overloaded, crunchy, and runny nose. Porphyrin may be excreted from the rat's nose and the fluid may accumulate in the lungs. Infected infants should not have any symptoms after a few months.

Pneumonia is very contagious during sneezing with other rats, so it is necessary to immediately quarantate the affected rats until they reach the vet.

One of the treatments for pneumonia is the machine called Baytril, Doxycycline and Nebuliser. Medications are administered several times daily in the form of steam

Cold or allergy
In the event that you have to take your toddler to the vet to have a respiratory illness, you may choose to have small amounts of over-the-counter cold or allergic medications. Additionally, if the veterinarian approves the idea, he may try to treat the rats with himself over several days. However, you should be cautious about not using something that can cause more damage than good. If the condition of the patient becomes worse, take it to a veterinarian immediately.

Some general guidelines:

  • Use liquid medicines for children, not adult formulas.
  • Enter the medicine as often as a child; but very small portions (0.10 cm3 for adults and less than one infant).
  • Use cough suppressant or expectorant medicine, not suppressant
  • Avoid Alcohol-containing Ingredients

Minimizing respiratory diseases and symptoms, usually:

  • Wet the air. Balancing the drying effect of heaters and air conditioning systems by adding small water pumps, plants and even crucibles to water
  • Humidifiers and evaporators work well to keep the air moisture content high; but do not keep it too close to the rats cage (at least 4 feet).
  • In an emergency, you can put the rat in a locked bathroom in a hot shower. Do not get too close to the water. Allow to inhale steam for 5 to 15 minutes. Helps to loosen the mucous membrane in your lungs
  • Make sure your rattie has the right bedding
  • The sudden sneezing may be due to the allergic reaction due to the general change in bedding, food, soap or their environment
  • A cool, tiny block of bake chocolate was known to ease the symptoms of breathing pain.

Source by Colin Patterson

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