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i have a female dwarf hamster. she is bleeding. ive checked

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i have a female dwarf hamster. she is bleeding. ive checked and she has no cuts anywhere.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  benedettaDVM replied 3 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. Benedetta, and I would be glad to help.
I have a few questions for you:
does Kitty have companion hamsters in her cage? if so, could another one be bleeding, and she actaully only got some blood on her from the other one?
if this is not a possibility, where on the body did you see the blood: face, near mouth, ears, hind end? close to an orifice or not?
is she actively bleeding fresh blood? just some drops, or a lot?
is she otherwise behaving normally, eating, moving around?
or is she hiding, not moving?
could the bleeding you see be blood in the urine?
Looking forward to your answers, so hat I can hopefully help you with Kitty.
However, if she is leahargic/not moving, your bet bet is to get her to a veterinarina as soon as possible, as these little ones do not have many resrves, and can go down very fast!