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my hamster lost its eye and its now pussy what can i use to

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my hamster lost its eye and its now pussy what can i use to stop infection
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Joan replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

There is nothing that can be done for the infection at home. This sounds like the eye prolapsed or ruptured. However you can clean the area with some Plain saline eye drops without preservatives. The Vet will administer an antibiotic and suture the eye shut once cleaned out. You will most likely be given antibiotics to follow up with at home. This is a link to help you find a Vey that treats small rodents: http://www.rmca.org/Resources/vets.htm/

Hamsters cannot tolerate all antibiotics, so it is important to see a Vet who knows small rodents and Pocket Pets. Joan



Edited by Joan on 9/28/2010 at 1:41 AM EST
Expert:  Joan replied 6 years ago.

Hi,

Wanted to give you a link on Glaucoma in hamsters which may have caused the prolapse: http://www.hammysworld.com/index.php?p=glaucoma It will be important that the hamster be seen, so this does not happen to the other eye. Joan

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