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My name is ***** ***** I am a Vet Tech with over 35 years of experience in Pet Health and care.
I am sorry for the loss. I need to ask a few questions to best assist you.
Was the hamster drinking alot of water?
Did the hamster urinate a lot?
Any tooth grinding?
Any open mouth breathig?
Thank you for the information.There are severa; ailments that can abruptly take a hamsters life.
The first issue we see is dibetes which in Dwarf hamsters is a predisposed condition. I think we can rule that out, since you mentioned the reddened nose.
I am leaning to a Heart attack in this case. The fact the hamster was active and running around and was very active whne last seen.
My suspicion would be you lost the hamster to a Heart attack since there were no outward signs of what could have caused the loss.
Please reply to discuss this information and questions.
Other possibilities are a stroke, but Hamsters generally can recover from strokes and the other possibility would be cancer, but there was no outward signs.
I rules out dibetes becuse of the Thirst and urination which are two of the major symptoms other then extreme weight loss. He was also active that we do not see as much with diabetes.
Diet stay asay from treats. Use a good quality food of seed and preferallimited sunflower seeds. Fesh veggoes and Hard boiled egg yolk are good sourcesof Protein.
The Red nose is telling me blood pressure was high.
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