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Hamster, about a year and half old...his eyes are wide open,

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Hamster, about a year...

Hamster, about a year and half old...his eyes are wide open, seems to be eating...but he's falling over, walking like he's drunk, flailing his head back and forth...it's painful to watch

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

I looked for wet tail...didn't see any...and no, I haven't looked for a wound...but this is his entire body...like head moving back and forth and up and down...and he's falling over on his back...

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the hamster's name and age?

Pluto...about 18 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pluto?

No...never been sick...

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Pet
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