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Our 6 month female syrian hamster has a black spot like a…

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Our 6 month female...

Our 6 month female syrian hamster has a black spot like a mole on her skin. no fur loss, but the fur is parted in a circle where the spot is.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the Syrian hamster's name?

Zoe

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zoe?

No she is otherwise healty

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Veterinary
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Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you upload a photo(s) of this spot to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

I'm concerned that you're seeing the most common of the skin cancers in hamsters - melanoma.

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