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Pet Rats/Swollen tongue knawed, loss of blood, abscess


PDK wrote at 2014-03-30 22:38:40
Sounds like the same exact thing my rat just went through. I euthanized very reluctantly today. Of all places to be under the tongue where that affects their eating and medicine intake. Sad day, but I know I made the right decision for my pet rat. There was also a very foul smell with my rat.  

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Debbie Ducommun


I can answer any questions about pet rats, but you will probably be able find answers to simple questions more quickly on my website at If you have a life-threatening emergency you can try calling me at 530-899-0605. I am not usually on the computer on the weekend.


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