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I have sick hamster. Teddy bear, Omg!! Lost a lot of weight,

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Hi I have sick hamster...
Hi I have sick hamster. Teddy bear
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the hamster?
Customer: Omg!! Lost a lot of weight
JA: What is the hamster's name and age?
Customer: Cloe almost 1 y old
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about the hamster?
Customer: She was drinking water but no food. Very weak and hardly walking
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Pet
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Cant wait long!! Omg !My hamster will die
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Please help
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can u call me please
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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago
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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

I have submitted the offer for a phone call, if you would prefer this route.

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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

I am standing by to hear from you. We can also continue our chat online.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Any suggestions hiw to treat my Chloe hamster
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She lost weight for past week and has poor appetite. Her urine smell so strong
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

I understand that her condition is making you worry. Can you tell me more about what happened?

When did this begin?
When did she stop eating well?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Like 2 or 3 days
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
she was so active and energetic but now she is hardly walking
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

The reason that she is acting weak is because she has not eaten. The question then becomes why has she not eaten.

To help her right now, you can give 1 drop of honey or regular pancake syrup to her by mouth. She does not need to swallow for this to help her. While you work on that, I will type some additional instructions.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
But drinks a little water. Ok i will do right now
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok. I gave her
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

We need to determine the cause of her originally not eating. This might be due to stress or injury or even illness. My suggestion to you is to find a vet in your area that can see her. I can help you get her blood glucose back up and keep her responsive, but this will not be a long-term solution if she does not go back to eating and drinking well. Additionally, the strong urine smell may indicate organ damage. You need to act promptly to best help her. If you need help finding a vet, please post your city, state and zipcode. I'll get to work on finding one in your area.

The next thing I recommend doing is going to a store that carries pureed human baby food and finding one in a flavor she can have. Apple, peach and banana usually work well. From here, you will place her on your lap on a cloth towel or wash cloth, tilt her head up and feed her drop by drop (from syringe or eye dropper) the baby food. Aim to get at least 10 drops into every 2-4 hours.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We leave in Brooklyn. 11229
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

The syrup you just gave should help to bring her glucose up over the next 5-10 minutes. You can repeat this again in 15-30 minutes if she is still weak.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I was trying to find a doc but no one wants to see hamster small animals. Can I gave her apple sauce
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

For right now you can, but you need baby food in the hours to come. Standby for vets in your area that see hamsters:

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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago
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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

http://www.stmarksvet.com

http://onelovevet.com/index.php

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can u help to find a doc. Please. My daughter is going to buy baby food. Omg i hope it will help. We are all crying and so upset
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can i ask u questions later???
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Or I have to pay more
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
How much are u charge now?
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

The vets are listed above. Are you seeing them?

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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

If this pertains to this same situation, you can reply back to this thread at any time. But if you need to ask a question about a different topic or different animal, you need to open a new question.

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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

How is she acting currently? Any improvement?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I ment about the same question
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

In that case, yes. And I will be on all day to offer you support if you need it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
she she breathing so fast��
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Omg is she dying? ???
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She was survival from wet tail once and what happened now? ?
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Going 2-3 days without food and decreased water intake can be fatal. There is a risk of her dying. Have you been able to reach out to any of the hospitals I recommended?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i am looking for. Tx
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Why she is breathing so fast
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Could be due to discomfort, she could have a respiratory issue and that's what started her not eating, she could be going through respiratory failure prior to passing away, etc. As a hamster, she does naturally have a high respiratory rate, too, so that is going to look faster than normal anyhow but perhaps more labored now that she isn't feeling well.

How is her activity level? Any change since the syrup?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Not really. Im going to give her apple sauce
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Keep me posted if you need more help.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Just forced her to eat apple sauce thrue the syringe and same with water. Its seems that she is dying ����������
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Don't force anything at this point. She may aspirate.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi the symptoms is worth i think. We r giving her water and baby food thru the syringe but she is sleeping and hardly walking with shaking body. Also i think her belly getting bigger. I feel thatbits a kidney problem
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Kidney
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

That could be, and also could be the apple sauce.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What you mean?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do I still have to give her food ir water
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I think she has urinary retention
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

It could be kidney related but since she is also thin the increased volume in her stomach could be obvious with an increase in size.

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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

I would hold off for a few hours and see how she does.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok i will
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Keep me posted.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Certainly.

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Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Checking in. How is Cloe doing today?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She still alive. Her breathing is not good and she is shaking when walking. Also she pooped and pee. We r giving her little by little water and baby food
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Today when I was checking cage I was thinking that she passed but she make it onother day. Maybe she will be ok. We r trying our best. And thank you for asking. Do u have any other suggestions?
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

I would recommend a vet visit. The breathing and shaking makes me worry she may have an underlying respiratory condition that might be at fault.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No one wants to see hamsters ��
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

These three hospitals I posted yesterday all see hamsters.

http://www.noahsarkvets.com

http://www.stmarksvet.com

http://onelovevet.com/index.php

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She passed away
Pet Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 year ago

Oh, no. I am so sorry.

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