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I have sick hamster. Teddy bear, Omg!! Lost a lot of weight,

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Hi I have sick hamster. Teddy bear
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the hamster?
Customer: Omg!! Lost a lot of weight
JA: What is the hamster's name and age?
Customer: Cloe almost 1 y old
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about the hamster?
Customer: She was drinking water but no food. Very weak and hardly walking
Submitted: 28 days ago.
Category: Pet
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Cant wait long!! Omg !My hamster will die
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Please help
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
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Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Can u call me please
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

I am sorry for the delay. It takes a few minutes for your question to be processed and placed with an expert who can help you.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

I have submitted the offer for a phone call, if you would prefer this route.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

I am standing by to hear from you. We can also continue our chat online.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Any suggestions hiw to treat my Chloe hamster
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
She lost weight for past week and has poor appetite. Her urine smell so strong
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

I understand that her condition is making you worry. Can you tell me more about what happened?

When did this begin?
When did she stop eating well?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Like 2 or 3 days
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
she was so active and energetic but now she is hardly walking
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

The reason that she is acting weak is because she has not eaten. The question then becomes why has she not eaten.

To help her right now, you can give 1 drop of honey or regular pancake syrup to her by mouth. She does not need to swallow for this to help her. While you work on that, I will type some additional instructions.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
But drinks a little water. Ok i will do right now
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Ok. I gave her
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

We need to determine the cause of her originally not eating. This might be due to stress or injury or even illness. My suggestion to you is to find a vet in your area that can see her. I can help you get her blood glucose back up and keep her responsive, but this will not be a long-term solution if she does not go back to eating and drinking well. Additionally, the strong urine smell may indicate organ damage. You need to act promptly to best help her. If you need help finding a vet, please post your city, state and zipcode. I'll get to work on finding one in your area.

The next thing I recommend doing is going to a store that carries pureed human baby food and finding one in a flavor she can have. Apple, peach and banana usually work well. From here, you will place her on your lap on a cloth towel or wash cloth, tilt her head up and feed her drop by drop (from syringe or eye dropper) the baby food. Aim to get at least 10 drops into every 2-4 hours.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
We leave in Brooklyn. 11229
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

The syrup you just gave should help to bring her glucose up over the next 5-10 minutes. You can repeat this again in 15-30 minutes if she is still weak.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I was trying to find a doc but no one wants to see hamster small animals. Can I gave her apple sauce
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

For right now you can, but you need baby food in the hours to come. Standby for vets in your area that see hamsters:

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

http://www.stmarksvet.com

http://onelovevet.com/index.php

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Can u help to find a doc. Please. My daughter is going to buy baby food. Omg i hope it will help. We are all crying and so upset
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Can i ask u questions later???
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Or I have to pay more
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
How much are u charge now?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

The vets are listed above. Are you seeing them?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

If this pertains to this same situation, you can reply back to this thread at any time. But if you need to ask a question about a different topic or different animal, you need to open a new question.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

How is she acting currently? Any improvement?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I ment about the same question
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

In that case, yes. And I will be on all day to offer you support if you need it.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
she she breathing so fast��
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Omg is she dying? ???
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
She was survival from wet tail once and what happened now? ?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

Going 2-3 days without food and decreased water intake can be fatal. There is a risk of her dying. Have you been able to reach out to any of the hospitals I recommended?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
i am looking for. Tx
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Why she is breathing so fast
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

Could be due to discomfort, she could have a respiratory issue and that's what started her not eating, she could be going through respiratory failure prior to passing away, etc. As a hamster, she does naturally have a high respiratory rate, too, so that is going to look faster than normal anyhow but perhaps more labored now that she isn't feeling well.

How is her activity level? Any change since the syrup?

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Not really. Im going to give her apple sauce
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

Keep me posted if you need more help.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Just forced her to eat apple sauce thrue the syringe and same with water. Its seems that she is dying ����������
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

Don't force anything at this point. She may aspirate.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Hi the symptoms is worth i think. We r giving her water and baby food thru the syringe but she is sleeping and hardly walking with shaking body. Also i think her belly getting bigger. I feel thatbits a kidney problem
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Kidney
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

That could be, and also could be the apple sauce.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
What you mean?
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Do I still have to give her food ir water
Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I think she has urinary retention
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

It could be kidney related but since she is also thin the increased volume in her stomach could be obvious with an increase in size.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

I would hold off for a few hours and see how she does.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Ok i will
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

Keep me posted.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 28 days ago.

Certainly.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 27 days ago.

Checking in. How is Cloe doing today?

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
She still alive. Her breathing is not good and she is shaking when walking. Also she pooped and pee. We r giving her little by little water and baby food
Customer: replied 27 days ago.
Today when I was checking cage I was thinking that she passed but she make it onother day. Maybe she will be ok. We r trying our best. And thank you for asking. Do u have any other suggestions?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 27 days ago.

I would recommend a vet visit. The breathing and shaking makes me worry she may have an underlying respiratory condition that might be at fault.

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
No one wants to see hamsters ��
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 27 days ago.

These three hospitals I posted yesterday all see hamsters.

http://www.noahsarkvets.com

http://www.stmarksvet.com

http://onelovevet.com/index.php

Customer: replied 27 days ago.
She passed away
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 27 days ago.

Oh, no. I am so sorry.