Decorative rats, how would this be like the owners don't live very long. The myths that the pet could live up to 7 years with excellent care, has long been debunked. But how can he get to that age, if the animal is prone to various diseases? The land of the Soviets tell what disease rats may adversely affect the health and lifespan of your pet.

Disease pet rats are very numerous. The fact that these rodents, contrary to popular opinion, suffering from numerous health problems. If you do not notice the onset of the disease in time, the pet may die. And some diseases of rats can be transmitted to people.

Ensuring the correct content of rats is easy enough. In this wayyou can easily prevent development of various diseases. It is always better to avoid the disease than to treat it. And the treatment of rats is not easy. Without the veterinarian's skilled care with the disease, it will be practically impossible to cope on their own.

Most often various diseases rats have the same manifestation: it heavy breathing, aggressiveness, skin ulcers, loss of fur or loss of its gloss, diarrhea. Also, the rat can lie too long with his eyes closed.

Diarrhea may cause several reasons. This can be excessive consumption of fresh juicy fruits or vegetables or infectious diseases of rats. In the first case, with diarrhea, only the adjustment of the diet will help. Feed your animal with breadcrumbs, oatmeal and water with diluted black tea. But in the second case, the infectious disease will have a bacteriological or viral character when the animal's immune defense is weakened due to a poor diet, a dirty litter in which microbes multiply, or lesions by parasites. Watch the rat. If diarrhea lasts several days, bring it to the vet immediately.

Also begin to develop infectious diseases fancy rats after bites of insects. It can be spiders that live in your apartment. The source of infection can be and contaminated water or any other objects with which the rat could contact. Remember that some infectious diseases are also transmitted to people. If the signs of malaise coincide, you and the rat immediately consult a doctor.

Respiratory disease of rats occur very often. If your pet sneezes very often and has a discharge from the spout, your rat has a cold. The cause of colds are drafts, frequent temperature fluctuations and raw air in the cage. To cure a rat, it is necessary to eliminate all the above-mentioned reasons. Put the cage in a warm place, where your animal will be comfortable and cozy.

Very often rats also suffer from rhinitis. which often appears at the age of 1.5-2 years. Get rid of the cold will help only antibiotics, which will prescribe a veterinarian. Particular attention should be paid to noise in the lungs. After all, noise can cause not only a cold, but also neoplasms in the lungs.

With age in rats can appear various tumors and neoplasms. Where they appear is different. It can be legs or internal organs. The formation of tumors is associated not only with the age of rats, but also food quality. But such diseases rats can carry non - malignant and malignant character. So, benign tumors can always see clear boundaries, healthy tissue. But when researching you may find that the tumor tissue does not differ from healthy tissue.

Malignant tumors grow very fast. displacing healthy tissue. Also, such tumors always give metastases. Malignant neoplasms most often occur on the mammary glands of females, on internal organs or the skin and subcutaneous tissue.

Rats, by their nature, rarely break their bones, because in case of any fall have triggered a reflex of the control body. But after landing, even on four legs, the rat can remain lying on the floor. The fact that she shock caused by falling. Do not panic, just transfer the rat to a quiet place where she can recover herself.

Old decorative rats require special care. In this period of life, rats become very calm. But they start to lose weight, even despite enough food. Their wool loses its former shine. Create your pet a calm old age and keep it in the best conditions. Unfortunately, many rats become blind in old age, or they develop malignant tumors.

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1. Feeding does not affect the growth of tumors!
2. The tumor of the mammary gland in females is almost ALWAYS benign, BUT! has often a pronounced growth, so every rat should be examined from time to time (at least to gently tap the area of ​​the tummy), and if not, immediately to the vet. To treat rats it is necessary not at each veterinarian, and at the rathologist - expert in rats, tk. therapy m surgery of rats differs strongly from cats-dogs.

Also I want to say that rats often have abscesses, which require surgical treatment (do not wait until it reveals itself).

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