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My rat has a swollen undercarriage. Right where her vagina is. It started last week but it was kind of small and puffy but now it's swollen and pink. I think it's an infection but my brother says that she could be in heat. I want to get her checked out but it's $90 to get her checked and I don't want to do that if she's just in heat.

Dear Chelsea.

That could be something very serious (I am thinking pyometra). It is not normal at all. Do please bring her to the vet. The longer you wait, the more serious and expensive the vet treatment may be.

Best of luck and health to her.



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