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Hello,
I have had my female albino rat since last January, and she has recently developed a tumor the size of a golf ball. I have always fed her an all natural diet, and lots of fruits and veggies, but I do know tumors are common in rats. She is just over a year old, and has a couple more years ahead of her, but I am wondering about the tumor. It has been around for about a month, and grew a little bit bigger, but not by very much at all. I have have told she doesn't need to have the tumor removed, but I want her to be as happy as possible. She doesn't seem to be bothered  by it, but I don't to loose her. She is a little bit over weight, and I know that can be a problem for surgery. I am only 14, and I cant get a job yet, so I don't really know how I would pay for surgery, either. I have also been told that getting her a friend could really help. I really need an experts opinion, before I make any decisions.
Thank you so much.

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Dear Shae,

As there are no much options for you ,Try Aloe Vera liquid oral  for your rat.It could help to a certain extend.This may be available in Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fruit-Of-The-Earth-Aloe-Vera-Juice-With-99.8-Aloe-1-ga

regards

anand

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

Organizations
Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

Education/Credentials
BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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