Thursday, August 17, 2006

Slugo Rat takes medicine Part 2

At first Slugo rat had to be scruffed to give him medicine. But after getting scratched up by an older , larger rat, I had to figure out a way to give Slugo rat medicine without hurting his wounds. I was suprised when I simpley offered him the syringe and he started lapping up the medicine..

9 comments:

Rattie said...

Cute and yes, good boy! Is the medicine mixed with any flavour?

I need to show the video to my girls to show them how it's done!

Jenny said...

How come your baby needs medicine?
Occasionally, the ratties at my work come down with a respiratory illness for which the vet prescribes Baytril for. It's cherry flavored, and the little guys love it! I love watching their little jelly bean tongues in action :)

Trish said...

No, believe it or not, it's like he knows it's for his own good. He has a weak respiratory system, even weaker than most, and will be on an antibiotic regimin for the rest of his life...

christopher said...

A .05 ml dose of Panmycin and a .08 ml dose of Enrofloxin. Unflavored. He just laps it right up.

Jenny said...

Well at least you don't have to fight with him. You never realize how strong their little arms are until they're pushing a syringe away, haha.

Rattie said...

My girls have to be on baytril the rest of their lives and yes Jenny their little arms are pretty strong. I must ask my vet about adding flavour.

Rats & Cats said...

Wow!
we can't get the flavoured Baytril here, I have to mix the plain stuff with banana to get mine to take it.

one of us said...

Slugo is a very good boy and putting the rest of us to shame ~Poiland Rodentia

Cis said...

Lucky you! I always have to mix the medicine with soms favourite flavour, but this is MUCH easier of course! Clever rat! Hope he will be allright soon, of course!