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She is not eating or drinking, lethargic, Rat, Charlotte,

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She is not eating or drinking, lethargic,
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Rat
JA: OK. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the rat. What is the rat's name and age?
Customer: Charlotte, she is about 1.5 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Charlotte?
Customer: Just that she seems really ill and I don't know what to do to help. I have bactril from previous appt but she wont take it.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has she has these signs?

Any changes to her breathing?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Has she had any diarrhea?