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Should I Take My Hamster To The Vet?

We always advise erring on the side of caution when it comes to your pet’s wellbeing. A half-hour trip to the vet and some money for a check-up is not worth more than your pet’s life. Your pet depends on you to keep it safe, happy, healthy and free of hunger and pain. If you suspect that something is wrong with your pet, then we urge you to take your pet to the vet to be safe.

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Sometimes vet trips are a necessary part of pet ownership

Some examples of when you’ll need to take your hamster to the vet are if your pet:

  • Has a large cut
  • Is injured
  • Is not walking properly
  • Has an unexplained lump
  • Sounds as if it’s in pain
  • Has something in its eye
  • Is not eating
  • Is not drinking
  • Is not urinating
  • Is not defecating
  • Has a strange, hunched posture
  • Has an abscess
  • Has a tooth that is far shorter than the one next to it (it has broken)
  • Has a swollen abdomen
  • Has an unidentified parasite
  • Has mange
  • Is having trouble breathing

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Mats, 16 November 2021

I appreciate you mentioning that if a hamster has persistent limping or difficulty walking, we should take it to a vet. One of my friend has a hamster and it is sick and has its hand cut so she wants to take it to the vet. Thanks for the article on taking hamsters to vets and I will share your article with my friend so that she can take her hamster to a suitable vet.