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I am writing in regard to small pets. We just purchased two
I am writing in regard to small pets. We just purchased two female winter white hamsters. We were told by Petsmart that they could live in a cage together. Since the have been together, it seems to us… read more
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I use to have an extremly active hamster always wanting to
I use to have an extremly active hamster always wanting to come out and play, chewing on bars and running in her ball and wheel. For the past few weeks she is hardly awake. She comes out for about 10-… read more
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Our 2 year old male golden Hamster has recently become very
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Dr. Barbara
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my hamsters stomach is really swolen and hard on one side
my hamster's stomach is really swolen and hard on one side and he can't begin to fit through the tunnels. He seems to be eating and drinking still. He does have diarrhea and goes into one corner of th… read more
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his cage vs. in the normal spots he burrows and sleeps..His fur..tummy
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We started giving her dri-tail saturday AM, along with fluids
Hello, my daughter hamster had "wet tail". We started giving her "dri-tail" Saturday AM, along with fluids, and continued thru this morning. She looks 99% better. She is eating and drinking. Her poop … read more
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weak..have suddenly went down hill and im real scared
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My hamster was walkoig around and then it suddenly fell and he keeps
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Dr. Joey
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Hi, my daughters hamster is very lethargic. Her back legs wont
Hi, my daughters hamster is very lethargic. Her back legs wont move, they seem to splay out and she is having difficulty walking. Over the past few days she has been hyper active, going mad on her whe… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have a hamster with a swollen body (except for his head).
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the top of my hamsters head looks swollen and he just sits
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Hi my brother has a hamster and he doesnt take care of him,
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Our hamster has a swollen belly (the animal feels bloated or
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Dr. Dan
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Our otherwise healthy hamster has bright red blood in his stool
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