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I have a Hamster who needs medical care. Where do I go?

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I have a Hamster who needs medical care. Where do I go?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

Most ER vets will see pocket pets. You can go on this site to find a local ER vet near you:

http://www.veccs.org/index.php?option=com_hospitals&nationid=1&Itemid=193

If your local ER vet does not see pocket pets, then they will have an idea where they can be seen. It may not be until morning when a day practice opens, but they usually know who the good exotics vets are in the area.

For now, the big thing is to keep her warm and to get some nutrients into her. If she's not eating, you can blend up some pellets and water and then syringe feed her. These little guys need to eat pretty much hourly to keep the gut moving. If she's not eating, try syringing her some every 1-2 hours to see if that helps perk her up until you get her seen.

I hope everything goes ok, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Willow. How is everything going?
Dr. Gary