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Update on Dylan, Sabrina and Kelly

Hi all,
Sabs, Dills, Kells, Als and me have all trotted off to Bath today to a specialist exotic vet. Apart from the scratching and ulcerated lesions (ouch), Sabs and Dills look healthy and well. I am waiting in car park while they are knocked out and skin biopsies taken so hopefully they can grow what is affecting them and find a drug to fix it. They are even doing a CT scan on Dylan to look at what is happening in the jaw (not just for footballers then).
Kelly is ok (no lumps or bumps and kidneys are ok) but way (weigh) too fat! So sadly the mischief will have to split up so her calories can be gradually reduced, vegetables reintroduced (yay) and Dylan and Sabrina will have different A-B and A-Inflammatory. To be given by mouth, no messing and not in the water. Oh dear....
I asked about putting Baytril on mice's fur and definite no-no as it irritates the skin (any skin), so let me share that with you as we did discuss that.

So just waiting till it's all done, will post what I know later.
Mum to Bosley the rat and Teddy the hamster.
Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills and Charlie the gentle-man Rat.

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  • SarahnashSarahnash Lemming
    Posts: 346
    PS Alex just came to keep Kelly company as she was scared. Alex is fine!
    Mum to Bosley the rat and Teddy the hamster.
    Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills and Charlie the gentle-man Rat.
  • MouseLoverMouseLover Lemming
    Posts: 188
    Sarahnash - I've managed to give mice baytril mixed in a bit of baby food before. I've heard of others putting it on a bit of rich tea biscuit, or apple sauce. 

    Out of curiosity - what colour is Kelly? She's not ginger/red/fawn is she? I only ask because I recently learned that certain gingery-coloured mice are more likely to be genetically predisposed  to obesity. And if that's the case then diet doesn't change it as it's not caused by over-eating but genetics.

    Good luck to all your meeces! :)
    Hamster: Archie
    Mice: Honey, Violet, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
    Rainbow Bridge: Daisy, Peach, Ivy, Penelope, Hazel, Ruby, Clover, Peanut, Minnie, Ginger
  • AnnBAnnB Mouse
    Posts: 1,007

    I really hope the vet can provide some answers. I had a biopsy done on one of my mice and unfortunately it didn't prove anything.

    MouseLover has a point about certain mice being prone to obesity.

  • SarahnashSarahnash Lemming
    Posts: 346
    Hi both, thanks for your interest. Kelly is called a 'chinchilla' I am told - silvery grey. I have heard that the gene that makes girls orange indeed make them fat. And I do have an orange girl called Tiffany who has put on weight from 35g to 49g. So when I split out Kells, Tiffs will go with her. They are having a last hurrah all together tonite. If will be such a shame to separate as they love each other. The tank has come down from the spare room...
    I hear what you say about genetics and agree I have read the same, but I have to try to reduce her intake.
    Sabs and Dills have had their first shot of new AB - Synulox, penicillin based. I really hope it works for them.
    Mum to Bosley the rat and Teddy the hamster.
    Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills and Charlie the gentle-man Rat.
  • MouseLoverMouseLover Lemming
    Posts: 188
    As you say Sarahnash, you have to try and do what you think is best for her. But if your girls still don't lose weight I'd just put it down to genetics and try not to worry about it too much. Some mice are just little chubsters X(

    Hope your meecers get well soon :)
    Hamster: Archie
    Mice: Honey, Violet, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
    Rainbow Bridge: Daisy, Peach, Ivy, Penelope, Hazel, Ruby, Clover, Peanut, Minnie, Ginger
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