Thursday, September 13, 2018

3286. INTERN. A dwarf hamster keeps licking his leg wound for 1.5 months. What to do?





Around 80% of the Singapore residents live in high rises and many lead hectic life-styles. Hamsters are popular pets as they need very little space compared to dogs.

Toa Payoh town - older apartments

A Chinese temple in Toa Payoh







See the case 1.5 months ago:

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2018/08/3224-small-boys-hamster-is-very-itchy.html






Unlike the case in dog, it is not practical to
1. Put on an Elizabeth-collar in hamsters to prevent leg licking.
2. Give medication for a long time as it leads to diarrhoea and death.
3. Bandage the leg to prevent licking and biting.

ADVICE
Leg amputation in this situation







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