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Experience:  full time veterinarian at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital
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Our hamster has the exact same issue as the one above,

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Our hamster has the exact same issue as the one above, shaking, eyes closed, cold, but still eating. PLEASE tell us how to help her. We have only had her for 2 months. Our last hamster died after 3 years with us having the exact same issue..
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the hamster's name?
Customer: Peanut
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Peanut?
Customer: I just changed her hay prior to her getting sick
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 6 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Has Peanut had any diarrhea? Is there any discharge from her eyes or nose. Can you pick her up and take a look at her legs and abdomen to make sure there are no swellings or wounds?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
She has little gray pumps
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It seems neurologic to me. Our last hamster passed 2 months ago, same exact thing. Could it be her food. Purple grape sge had
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I feel certain its due to the brand if bedding or food
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 6 months ago.

Do you have some maple or karo syrup that you could give me a small amount of to see if she perks up?

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 6 months ago.

If they are having an issue with bedding it is usually respiratory. Are you using the same cage and toys from your previous hamster?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 6 months ago.

Did the syrup perk her up at all?