Hamster Health

Hamster Health

Find and read articles on your hamster’s health.


Help! My Pet Has Been Poisoned By My Medicine!
Minimize the chance of a pet tragedy by being aware of the dangers human medications can have for pets and knowing what to do if a pet ingests human medication.

Checking A Hamster’s Cheek Pouch
Is it safe to check a hamster’s cheek pouch?

Hamster Suddenly Drags Its Rear Legs
What would cause an older hamster to suddenly drag its rear legs?

Hamster’s Front Feet Turning Inward
What would cause a hamster to have multiple signs of illness, including turned in feet, even though it still eats, drinks and attempts to exercise like normal?

Pink Ring Around Hamster’s Eye
Is a pink ring around a hamster’s eye treatable?

Hamster’s Stomach Gets Big And Hard
Is it a concern if a hamster acts normally but has an increasingly large and hard stomach?

Hamster Has Stinky Butt
Is it a cause for concern if a hamster has a smelly butt when up close?

Hamster With Loose Lump Behind Its Arm
How can a veterinarian determine the cause and possible outcome for a lump behind a hamster’s arm?

Hamster Pulls Its Pouch In And Out
What should be done about a hamster that won’t stop messing with its cheek pouch?

Female Hamster Is Limping, Bleeding And Sad
Why would a hamster be limping, bleeding from her butt and seem sad?

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