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Hamster Illnesses and Injuries

Your hamster may be sick if he shows common symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, loss of appetite, runny nose and eyes, wheezing and diarrhea. These symptoms may start out as minor discomforts but your hamster’s illness can become very serious very quickly. Observe your hamster carefully. If symptoms get worse, seek medical attention immediately. Your hamster is small so he could suffer from muscle and skeletal injuries if handled improperly. Learn to handle your hamster carefully and avoid falls or trauma. Look for signs of injury such as limping or difficulty moving or favoring limbs. Your hamster may become aggressive and bite you if he is in pain. Examine your hamster’s skin for signs of ringworm, mites, fleas, lesions, redness or other skin issues. Regulate the temperature of your hamster’s cage by placing it in a warm area of your home that is out of direct sunlight and away from drafts. For more information, contact your veterinarian Temecula, CA.

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