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how to administer drops?

Post by 303 » Mon, 04 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hello,

I have to give my rat a few drops of Dox***(antibiotic treatment)
against lungdisease a day.
But she HATES it when I give it to her.
I have to put her on her back and drop it in the mouth and make her swallow
by rubbing her throat.
I hate doing it this way.
Is there a friendlier way to give it to her?

Bart

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how to administer drops?

Post by Gwen Smit » Mon, 04 Oct 1999 04:00:00


If your rats anything like my rat, then he is a greedy guts, and anything
you poke through the cage bars he will instantly make a grab for.
Realising this, if you offer the dropper through the bars as if offering a
tasty treat, he will grab it and at the same time you push the plunger,
shooting the drops into his mouth. It never fails with my rats and then I
offer a proper tasty treat through the bars to make up for the horrible one.
Try it and let me know how you get on.

Gwen

Quote:

>Hello,

>I have to give my rat a few drops of Dox***(antibiotic treatment)
>against lungdisease a day.
>But she HATES it when I give it to her.
>I have to put her on her back and drop it in the mouth and make her swallow
>by rubbing her throat.
>I hate doing it this way.
>Is there a friendlier way to give it to her?

>Bart

>--
>Eternatease Studio Homepage: http://www.moonsgarden.com/~bart303/
>(Star Trek, spacelinks, free fonts, freeware, trippy screensavers,
>audiosoftware).
>Also free psychedelic wallpaper and texturetiles and distorted bassdrums.

 
 
 

how to administer drops?

Post by Sally Jaque » Tue, 05 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Thanks  for  that , I  know  it  wasn't  my  origional  post  but  I'm
still  having  problems  getting  Splodges  Baytril  into  him!

Sally

Quote:

>If your rats anything like my rat, then he is a greedy guts, and anything
>you poke through the cage bars he will instantly make a grab for.
>Realising this, if you offer the dropper through the bars as if offering a
>tasty treat, he will grab it and at the same time you push the plunger,
>shooting the drops into his mouth. It never fails with my rats and then I
>offer a proper tasty treat through the bars to make up for the horrible
one.
>Try it and let me know how you get on.

>Gwen

>>Hello,

>>I have to give my rat a few drops of Dox***(antibiotic treatment)
>>against lungdisease a day.
>>But she HATES it when I give it to her.
>>I have to put her on her back and drop it in the mouth and make her
swallow
>>by rubbing her throat.
>>I hate doing it this way.
>>Is there a friendlier way to give it to her?

>>Bart

>>--
>>Eternatease Studio Homepage: http://www.moonsgarden.com/~bart303/
>>(Star Trek, spacelinks, free fonts, freeware, trippy screensavers,
>>audiosoftware).
>>Also free psychedelic wallpaper and texturetiles and distorted bassdrums.