Jaali has been a bit subdued for a few weeks and his coat has become dull and
lifeless. Careful monitoring didnt identify anything wrong until a 4cm
worm turned up in his potty one evening.
A bit of research in google images quickly lead to the identification of
roundworm. Check this google search to see some of
Luckily the treatment is quite straightforward and the vet provided some
Panacur dewormer and the right dose for a 2kg rat. The medicine is a liquid
which needs taking with food once a day for five days. However finding something
to mix it with which Jaali will then eat is proving difficult. He should be on
his fourth dose today but he hasnt taken all of any of his doses yet.
So far hes been tempted with it soaked into a piece of digestive
biscuit, mixed with a very small amount of peanut butter, mixed into apple juice
and soaked into a piece of rivita. He has has a bit of each but never the whole
The course of medicine needs repeating after a few weeks and by then a
reliable delivery method should have been found.