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        10-04-2010, 07:34 AM
      #11
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Lunarflowermaiden    
    I think only lab rats that have been bred in special conditions don't have myco. It is in pretty much every rat, some just don't show symptoms of it.
    Yeah that's right. Its a genetic thing sometimes something triggers it off
         
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        10-04-2010, 08:06 AM
      #12
    Banned
    It for sure sounds like it is time to end his suffering. So sorry.



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    Originally Posted by JackofDiamonds    
    The only thing is my dad has to do it, the vets cost SO Much money and my parents don't want to spend that much.
    I suggest you think twice before getting anymore pocket pets if this is how your family works. If you do not have a job to provide your own money to pay for the vet care it is unfair to your pets to let them suffer because your family does not believe in providing proper vet care.

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    Originally Posted by JackofDiamonds    
    Yeah that's right. Its a genetic thing sometimes something triggers it off
    Yes.

    JackofDiamonds, a head tilt alone is not always a sign of a stroke. An ear infection can cause a head tilt if it is not caught and treated quickly enough. Yes, there are plenty of rats that have gone on to live happy lives with a head tilt.
         
        10-04-2010, 08:17 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Oh it wasnt just about the money!! The vets couldnt do anything for him. We rang them. My dad put him out of his misery today so he has now pased. We do have other pocket pets and my parents don't mind paying but the vets around us specialise in equine and were going to charge an HUGE amount for something my dad could do. (He does it humainly) I just couldnt get around that it was my dad doing it. Mainly the fact I agreed. Does that make any sense? Sorry im just rambling im a bit sad
         
        10-04-2010, 02:05 PM
      #14
    Showing
    JackofDiamonds, I'm very sorry. I know how you feel about the death of the animal. My beloved cat died last Nov and she wasn't even 3 (VERY young for the cat). I still can't hold my tears as I think about her. Even though vet did operation and all. Vets are not always helpful and unfortunately wrong diagnoses is not something uncommon.
         
        10-04-2010, 02:21 PM
      #15
    Super Moderator
    I'm very sorry for your loss, JackofDiamonds. Elliot was a fine looking rat if I ever saw one! It sounds like you loved him very much and did all you could for him. Know that he is no longer suffering, and always remember that you gave him a much better life than most rats will ever know.

    ~Mike
         
        10-04-2010, 02:22 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved pet. I know this is very hard as our pets mean so much to us. I am sure you have done everything within your power to help and I think it is very mature of you to make the decision to let go. I know you are hurting now, but be assured your pain will eventually turn into happy memories.

    I am going to close this thread as I do believe that it's time has also passed....
         
        10-04-2010, 03:29 PM
      #17
    Super Moderator
    I'm really sorry for your loss. I fear that my rat is also at the end of his rope. He's still eating and functioning fine but he's starting to sleep alot more and the other day he fell off his perch. Very sad for you. And he was very cute.
         

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