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My hamster has blood coming out if his butt with pieces of poop?
he's still eating, he's lethargic though...one of his eyes is bulging. sometimes it seems like he's trying to catch his breath and yes it does seem like he's constipated.
What does wet tail come from. How long do they live after getting wet tail
hank you, any thoughts on the bulging eye?
thank you. not being able to get him to the vet till tomorrow, what can we do at home
I'm afraid you're limited to administering an infant fluid/electrolyte replacer such as Pedialyte (or generic) orally at 5ml (one teaspoon) daily for a 30g hamster. A regulation eyedropper contains approximately 1ml.
It's my daughters hamster, after I spoke to her she said she doesnt have the money for the vet. She said her friend cured her hamster by using maracyn tc its a fish medicine (has tetrocyclin in it) she put it in water till it turned yellow and dissolved. Giving it to the hamster in a dropper plus adding it to the water for 10 days. She also used diluted pepto bismol to control the diarhea. She suggested cleaning the cage thoroughly every day for 10 days w water/bleach. Her friends hamster survived and is still doing well.
Thank you for your help so far. So we couldn't find the powder anywhere near us, her friend got her the Oasis wet tail drops. She added it to his water. I was going to order the powder online and I'd probably get it tomorrow.
1. Can we start the tetracycline powder tomorrow even though we put the wet tail drops in his water already?
2. Whats your opinion on the Oasis wet tail drops?
Also, he's very active, eating, no loss of weight, poop is solid but still looks like there's blood. She thinks he even might be constipated. She said after she gave him the pepto, he went to the bathroom a few times and now his back is no longer hunched over. I don't know, maybe you have an idea?
1. Yes, you can.2. The Oasis wet tail drops contains neomycin - an antibiotic we prefer not to use in the gastrointestinal tract because it can cause an imbalance in the gut flora. I don't have information on whether the usual bacterium associated with wet tail (Lawsonia intracellularis) is susceptible to neomycin but I expect it to be. 3. It's unlikely that he's constipated. That's not a common problem in hamsters. Any straining is likely due to inflammation rather than constipation. In any event if his poop is solid and he's active and eating things are looking up! Keep up the good work and begin the powder as soon as you can.
It's my pleasure.
Seems pretty normal to be honest, except he's still pooping blood. Other than sleeping a little more than normal, he's been eating (both food and his poop) we've been giving the pepto and the tryc. he can walk, seems interested in food. I don't know what to make of it to be honest.
We had him put to sleep. The bleeding was too much. Thanks so much for your help. I appreciate it.