Umbilical Hernia? [Was: I need more ratties!!]

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Umbilical Hernia? [Was: I need more ratties!!]

Post by Mark Tomlinso » Wed, 29 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

> Hi everyone!!

> At present I have two girl ratties - Isabella (Izi) and Mckenzie
> aged around 4 and a half months although Izi's the eldest by
> around 2 weeks. Izi is grey with downy fur but has an umbilical
> hernia that I have to watch closely. Mckenzie is a brown and white
> hooded. The pair have totally opposite personalities. The best way
> I can think of descibing them is that if they were people Izi
> would be aristocrisy and Mckenzie would be a page three girl!

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Quote:
> Lot's of luv Louise, Isabella and Mckenzie.
>  x x x x x x

Sorry I can't comment on your question of rat introductions, but you
said one thing that caught me...  What is an Umbilical Hernia?  My
son was just pointing out to me that Otis is the only one of our
rats with an "outie."  When I touched it, not only did the lump seem
way too large to be a belly button, but Otis appeared agitated.

--
Mark Tomlinson
"I am not a trouble maker; I'm catalyst for change."




 
 
 

Umbilical Hernia? [Was: I need more ratties!!]

Post by Mark Tomlinso » Thu, 30 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Heh, I didn't even see that, no word wrap from Outlook.

> If it seems to be a soft lump which irritates the rattie it may be a
> hernia.  Be careful with that, perhaps take him to a vet and have it
> checked out.  We've had a rat with a ruptured umbilical hernia and a
> dog who had a lump on his tummy rupture.  Much cheaper to get it seen
> to when its planned and the rat is young, than to rush an older rat
> for an emergency visit.

> The hernia itself is some of the inner tissue poking out between the
> muscles lining the abdomen.

>         Cheers, Ana

> Australian Rat Fanciers Society
> For owners and lovers of Fancy Rats in Australia
> http://www.nettrash.com/users/ausrfs

That could be it, then.  We're due to take the dogs in to the vet
soon.  Maybe I'll sneak a couple of rats in to see her as well.

--
Mark Tomlinson
"I am not a trouble maker; I'm catalyst for change."




 
 
 

Umbilical Hernia? [Was: I need more ratties!!]

Post by Anank » Fri, 01 Oct 1999 04:00:00


On Tue, 28 Sep 1999 22:40:37 -0500, Mark Tomlinson

Quote:


>> At present I have two girl ratties - Isabella (Izi) and Mckenzie
>> aged around 4 and a half months although Izi's the eldest by
>> around 2 weeks. Izi is grey with downy fur but has an umbilical
>> hernia that I have to watch closely. Mckenzie is a brown and white
>> hooded. The pair have totally opposite personalities. The best way
>> I can think of descibing them is that if they were people Izi
>> would be aristocrisy and Mckenzie would be a page three girl!

>Sorry I can't comment on your question of rat introductions, but you
>said one thing that caught me...  What is an Umbilical Hernia?  My
>son was just pointing out to me that Otis is the only one of our
>rats with an "outie."  When I touched it, not only did the lump seem
>way too large to be a belly button, but Otis appeared agitated.

Heh, I didn't even see that, no word wrap from Outlook.  

If it seems to be a soft lump which irritates the rattie it may be a
hernia.  Be careful with that, perhaps take him to a vet and have it
checked out.  We've had a rat with a ruptured umbilical hernia and a
dog who had a lump on his tummy rupture.  Much cheaper to get it seen
to when its planned and the rat is young, than to rush an older rat
for an emergency visit.

The hernia itself is some of the inner tissue poking out between the
muscles lining the abdomen.

        Cheers, Ana

Australian Rat Fanciers Society
For owners and lovers of Fancy Rats in Australia
http://www.nettrash.com/users/ausrfs

 
 
 

Umbilical Hernia? [Was: I need more ratties!!]

Post by louise prat » Sun, 03 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


>> Hi everyone!!

>> At present I have two girl ratties - Isabella (Izi) and Mckenzie
>> aged around 4 and a half months although Izi's the eldest by
>> around 2 weeks. Izi is grey with downy fur but has an umbilical
>> hernia that I have to watch closely. Mckenzie is a brown and white
>> hooded. The pair have totally opposite personalities. The best way
>> I can think of descibing them is that if they were people Izi
>> would be aristocrisy and Mckenzie would be a page three girl!
>Sorry I can't comment on your question of rat introductions, but you
>said one thing that caught me...  What is an Umbilical Hernia?
>Mark Tomlinson

I'm not honestly 100% sure but I asume it's where the muscle wall of a
ratties stomach (where the umbilical cord went) ruptures and creates a
hernia. Aparently it's common in children and other animals.

lot's of luv louise and the rattie babies, Isabella and Mckenzie(who are as
i type running all over me and nmy computer who is incidentally named
"Gregory"!)
 x x x x x x x