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|Comment||Hi Sheila, Thanks for your response. We took Sammy to a different vet as she started dribbling a lot and looking very poorly, they diagnosed a mouth infection (probably due to her teeth issue) and we gave her antibotics for a week in order to get her weight up before we could consider whether to have her teeth filed. She seemed to get a little better but not substantially, and when we took her back to the vet they found a growth in her stomach which was probably a tumour, and had been very fast growing as it wasn't there the previous week. As she had these two issues, both of which would've required a risky anesthetic to investigate/ resolve, we decided the kindest thing to do was to put her to sleep. Thank you for your help and advice, although we couldn't help Sammy in the end I did find it very helpful and reassuring. Alix.|
Syrian hamsters are my specialty, however, I have kept Campbells,Winter Whites and gerbils in the past. I can advise on most subjects associated with hamsters, including housing, bedding, feeding, handling, new borns and catching escapees. I have had some experience of various health problems with hamsters and can offer my opinion and advice on basic health issues, however I am not a qualified vet and therefore cannot recommend drugs etc. My website is www.thehamstersite.com
I have been keeping hamsters and other small animals for more than 12 years. My favourites are Syrian hamsters and I foster litters and 'difficult' hamsters for a rescue centre. My job is to tame hamsters ready for re-homing, which is extremely rewarding. I also enjoy looking after new litters and raising the pups. I have co-written a book on hamsters with my local vet and have a website: www.thehamstersite.com
Hamsters in Sickness and in Health - Sheila Adby and Dan O'Neill ISBN186163218-5 (Capall Bann Publishing)
Educated to A Level standard in the UK.