Thursday, March 15, 2018

3403. *Narrative. A 2.5-year-old dwarf hamster has a gigantic right hind led tumour

Mar 15, 2018

"I googled 'hamster surgery Singapore', the young lady of around late 30s and her husband came to Toa Payoh Vets. She told me that the hamster was 2 years and 6 months old but later said the real age was 1 year and 9 months. .

After surgery, she recalled that she was 1 year and 9 months old. A lot of difference for dwarf hamsters whose life span is 2.5 to 3 years.

Electro-surgery. Big nasty tumour, as in the pet mouse operated yesterday by me. 4/0 stitches.

Right-hind tumour in a pet mouse and hamster were the same medical condition but two of a kind.

The hamster went home to a happy couple. There was another tumour under the right arm pit. Will need to operate 2 to 4 weeks later before it grows gigantic and prevented movement.  Biting off stitches is likely.

This hamster has arthritis joints (see video). A rare condition of arthritis seen by me as I had not seen arthrititic joints in over 1000 dwarf hamster consultations.

A pet mouse had similar located tumour but a gigantic one.

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