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My hamster is now breathing heavy& curled up ding her face.

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My hamster is now breathing heavy& curled up hiding her face. She not moving very well
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.


My name is***** am really sorry to hear about your hamster. Unfortunately, hamsters usually only live about 2 years, so Rosie is a very old girl. The most common cause of death in rodents is cancer and I am very concerned that she may be suffering from this. I would recommend taking her to your regular veterinarian so they can evaluate her and decide if there is a treatment that may help or if she getting ready to cross the rainbow bridge. Again, I am so sorry she is sick.

Regards, ***** ***** this answer helps you. If it does, please consider rating it.

Amanda Mouradian, DVM

Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.
Hi Lauren,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Rosie. How is everything going?
Amanda Mouradian-Dar