By Shady Oak

Rats make great companions for children and adults. They do need daily social interaction and time out of their cage. This is a good time to examine your rat to make sure there are no signs of illness. One of the most common illnesses in rats is upper respiratory infections so if you notice any wheezing, sneezing or respiratory distress give us a call right away. Other signs of illness include:

  • Red discharge from eyes or nose
  • Hair loss, lesions/scabs, extreme itchiness
  • Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Decrease in activity and/or appetite

If you notice any of the above symptoms give us a call to set up an appointment and we can come up with a treatment plan.