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My dwarf hamster has fleas. and he is 3. Vets do not see…

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My dwarf hamster has...

My dwarf hamster has fleas

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the hamster's name and age?

Harold and he is 3

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harold?

Vets do not see hamsters in my area

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He also has a red swollen mass on his belly
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he cant walk properly
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Cat Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
 replied 4 months ago
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Hi Dr. W here. Frontline Plus Spray is considered safe in Hamsters, and you should be able to buy it at a pet store or feed store. To use it, spray a few sprays on a cotton ball, then rub the moistened cotton ball on your hamster. You can repeat this for a few days if needed. To be sure to completely change the environment, because the flea eggs will survive in the bedding and continue to hatch out even 2 to 3 weeks later!

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Cat Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi checking in? How is it going with the fleas??? -Dr. W

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