Flutter - where do you get

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Shari, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    the antibiotic for your rats? All I can think of is the feedstore, but that's for large animals...

    I am not sure I am going to be able to force rat's medicine the next few days, something in her water would be much easier...
     
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Small animal clinic should have something... rat is just another small mammal...
     
  3. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I wonder if they'll give it without taking her in, tho? I'll see if husband will check in the morning. Otherwise, he can forcefully medicate the rat. lol That will make him happy.
     
  4. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    The local people-pharmacy is the source for at least 50% of doggie medications here... gravol, for example. Deworming and other "dog" or "animal" specific stuff comes direct from vet. But... antibiotics? Ask the local pharmacy if they know who does this.
     
  5. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Here, too. My previous dogs both died of CHF when they were 13-15. They took people medications. I'll see if hubby can handle this one.
     
  6. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    I think TSC - Tractor Supply Company. Let me check.
     
  7. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    It says on the bag that it's for use in drinking water for swine, calves and poultry, so I bet you can find it at the large animal feed store, too. It's a yellow powder.

    It will make the water bottle get moldy, so after about a week, you'll have to bleach the bottle. I just put in a couple ounces of bleach, fill it the rest of the way with hot water and let it set for about 10 minutes - then rinse the hell out of it. I haven't had to scrub the bottle. And don't put it in the dishwasher - unless it's a glass bottle, they don't hold up so well.
     
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We use an agri supply company for chicken stuff so I would imagine you could do the same for rats. They sell bags of tetracycline. Heck, when I didnt have insurance I was putting the stuff in empty tylenol capsules!
     
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