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I've been treating diarrhea in my 6 month old hamster
I've been treating diarrhea in my 6 month old hamster for about 6 days using pepto bismol and forced hydration through a syringe. Hamster is still active, eating and drinking / stool has turned back t… read more
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I came back from the weekend and my hamster had what looks
I came back from the weekend and my hamster had what looks like dried diarrhea on her chest and paws. She also has some solid stool near her anus. She seems extra woobly. She fell over a couple times … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Teddy bear hamster has been very latargic the last few days,
Teddy bear hamster has been very latargic the last few days, when we noticed she had poop dried to her and was curled in a ball. She is usally kinda heavy now u can feel her bones and she dosent seam … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
1,550 satisfied customers
At your advice, we did take the hamster to the vet...he was
At your advice, we did take the hamster to the vet...he was given antibiotics for another 12-13 days... (.02 cc enthrofloxacin--100mg/ml--orally every 12 hours for 10-14 days were the directions). He … read more
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara
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Doctoral Degree
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small community with only one vet, and he does not treat hamsters
Our hamster seems to be suffering from aspergillias fungus. We live in a small community with only one vet, and he does not treat hamsters. Is there anything that we can do ourselves to treat him?… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Board Certified Veterinarian
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
23,592 satisfied customers
This morning his eyes are a bit crusty. I dont want to be
This morning his eyes are a bit crusty. I don't want to be treating him for wet tail if it's not. At the same time - could this be conjunctivitis and the dri-tail antibiotic would help? Wondering whet… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Board Certified Veterinarian
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
23,592 satisfied customers
Hello- My son has a Chinese dwarf hamster. Over the past few
Hello- My son has a Chinese dwarf hamster. Over the past few eeks he seems to be losing his hair around the shoulder area. He also has scabs on the area. He is not near any other animals. We got him l… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
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swelling..anything from him being in heat to a tumor
We have a Roboroski Dwarf Hamster that has what his person call is a serious problem. One of his testicles appears to be swelling pretty quick. We have done quite a bit of research on the issue and wh… read more
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
Our new 9 weeks old hamster has diarrhea. Its been now 24
Our new 9 weeks old hamster has diarrhea. It's been now 24 hours and we are worried about it. It drinks water, but has not been eating since yesterday. It's sleeping all the time. Is there anything we… read more
Dr. P
Dr. P
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Doctoral Degree
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My son was given a hamster for Christmas. Apparently the petshop
My son was given a hamster for Christmas. Apparently the petshop had a "delivery" on Dec 23rd, and sold them straight on. They were only 5/6 weeks old. Ours doesn't have the usual hamster traits of cl… read more
Dr. Hunt
Dr. Hunt
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Our pet hamster is 13 weeks old, and we think she has the wet
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Deb Jankura
Deb Jankura
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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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YourPetVet
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our male syrian hamster appears well but to have a swollen
our male syrian hamster appears well but to have a swollen/enlarged bottom,no diarrhoea though.Should anything be done?? Thankyou.… read more
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Dr. Erica
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hi - my daughter just noticed that her hamster has what looks like a large, bulbous growth on the underside of its hindquarters. this was not here just a couple of days ago. it is not under the fur co… read more
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Dr. G.
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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hamster appears lethargic, humped back, and there is some
hamster appears lethargic, humped back, and there is some sign of blood coming from her anal area.... and huddles up. We have been giving her water, she drinks in little stages, and has been eating, t… read more
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Dr Scott Nimmo
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Jamie
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Doctoral Degree
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Our hamster has an inflamation around his rear. Its a large
Our hamster has an inflamation around his rear. It's a large pink swelling aboout the size of a baked bean. He is only about 5 months old and apart from this swelling seems very happy. He has a good a… read more
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