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My hamster has spots of blood in her cage, It happened last

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My hamster has spots of blood in her cage
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the hamster's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: It happened last night we found a bit of blood in her bedding and on wheel ,we have had her for 1 week she’s around 12 weeks old
JA: When was the hamster last seen by a vet?
Customer: she’s not seen a vet as we have only had her for 1week
JA: And what's the hamster's name and age?
Customer: Daisy 12 weeks old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Daisy?
Customer: No everything has been going fine except blood
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Hi there, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Daisy.

Can you see any wounds or crusting around her ears, eyes or mouth?

Or perhaps spots of blood within her urine or stool?

Does she live alone?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
She doesn’t seem hurt but we had her in the bath tube tonight and she kept stopping in the corner for around 30 seconds when she moved there was blood there
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
She lives alone
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Thank you, ok.

Would she allow you to check her all over, examining e.g. inside the ears and mouth, each claw, her bottom etc?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
We have only had her 1 week and still practicing holding her so we don’t feel confident enough yet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

I understand completely,

In this instance, it is best to have her checked over so we can assess for any e.g. overgrown teeth, ear infections, broken claws or urine infection.

Ensure she continues to eat, drink and pass poo and pee as normal.

Do keep a close eye for any lesions she is licking, lameness or fast breathing.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Hi there, how is Daisy getting on?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hi we’ve made appointment to get her checked over .
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.

Ok, good.

Please do feel free to keep me in the loop and wishing her all the best.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you