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My hamster has a hug bump JA: I'll do all I can to help.

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My hamster has a hug bump
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your hamster?
Customer: On her head :( what should i do
JA: Where does your hamster seem to hurt?
Customer: On her head
JA: OK. What is the hamster's name and age?
Customer: Shes a winter white hamster we call her chubby :( she is veru inactive and shes breathing heavily. I am
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: Out of the country my bf sent me a video of her :(
JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and connect you two.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pet
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I attached a photo of my hamster
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Please help. :(
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Please email me with answers thanks :(
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.
I'm so sorry to hear about your hamster, JACustomer. Can you tell me what you're seeing? Is there a swelling?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
You are not very helpful :(
Expert:  Joan replied 8 months ago.
Hello,I just got notification with the picture. I am sorry that must be a glitch otherwise I would have answered sooner. The lump you are seeing looks like a Possible abscess. These are common in smaller animals like hamsters and gerbils. Unfortunately there is no home treatment for this type of situation. He will need to see a Vet to have it drained and also get an antibiotic. Joan