Monday, August 20, 2012
1049. Follow up to Blog No.1047: Beijing dwarf hamster with toe tumour
EMAIL TO DR SING DATED AUG 19, 2012
Hi Dr Sing
Thank you so much for your quick reply. I will approach a vet who can help me with my hamster's toe.
You mentioned that the high risk lies with the anaesthesia, how much/long of those can be applied to ensure that it will not harm my hamster?
Again, thanks very much!
EMAIL FROM DR SING DATED AUG21, 2012
The risk of anaesthesia is high in the older dwarf hamster compared to a younger one.
Much depends on the experience of the hamster vet and the method of anaesthesia being used. If the vet uses isoflurane gas, it depends on the methods used, based on size of tumour and time taken to operate and/or stitch up. Therefore it is hard to let you know how much and how long.
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