E-MAIL TO DR SING DATED AUG 11, 2011
Aug 11, 2011 12:41 PM (17 hours ago)
can you help me with what this swelling is and does it need professional attention?
It 's at the hind end of the hamster
The female hamster is otherwise well.
E-MAIL FROM DR SING DATED AUG 12, 2011
I am Dr Sing from Toa Payoh Vets. Thank you for your email query. The big swelling is likely a tumour. As it is pinkish and hairless, I would say that your hamster has had been "licking" it to get rid of it. I advise prompt surgical removal before it grow bigger and gets infected. Pl make appointment with me or one of the vets at Toa Payoh Vets by tel 6254 3326 to get it excised under anaesthesia. The estimated cost of anaesthesia and surgery is $150-$180.