Let’s discuss the biggest issue or threat for pet rats, which is upper respiratory issues. Almost all rats are born with Mycoplasma (a respiratory disease) that has no cure and is transmitted through birth. Rats can live their whole life without ever showing symptoms, with it being an underlying issue it’s important to know and recognize the signs. Knowing these signs and how to treat them can prevent this from progressing into an upper respiratory infection (URI). Using our treatment methods can also prevent expensive vet bills.