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I have 2 winter white russians. Both females. One of my babies
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I have 12 week old dwarf hampsters. I have noticed bald spots
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my dwarf hamster has a rash on the lower part of his whole
my dwarf hamster has a rash on the lower part of his whole body and there is no more hair growing and he is scratching at it. What should i do?/ What is wrong?… read more
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my hamster is just a yr old an hes started 2 go bold on the
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few open sores..patchy..feel any lumps on him but he has lost weight
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golden colour with pink ears and red eyes, generally very healthy.
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hello, my hamster is about 3.5 yrs old. In the last couple
hello, my hamster is about 3.5 yrs old. In the last couple of weeks he has lost a lot of fur and sores have been developing over his body. One on his back in particular is large and black. The fur los… read more
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my hamster has milky eyes he is shivering and he is not moving
my hamster has milky eyes he is shivering and he is not moving much he is very slow please help i am worried about him… read more
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Dr. Scott
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Our hamster started to loose fur around its leg & tummy. We
Our hamster started to loose fur around its leg & tummy. We went to the vets who said he had mites and he gave us anti biotics and some lotion to put on his back. Hammy has a large sore on his chest a… read more
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