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Most common disorders of Rats

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  • Respiratory disease (mycoplasmosis, secondary infections, viruses)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Mammary tumors
  • Cancer
  • Ectoparasitism
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Abscesses
  • Obesity
  • Pododermatitis (foot infection)
  • Malocclusion
  • Sudden death/trauma
  • Nephrosis
  • Overheating/chilling/heat stress
  • Paraplegia in geriatric rats

The most common health problem in rats is respiratory disease. Visiting your veterinarian for routine health checks will help prevent many diseases and support you in having a fun, satisfying relationship with your pet rat. For help in finding a small mammal veterinarian in your area, contact the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.


Credit: Used with permission of the Zoological Education Network.
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