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sam Powell | 4 years ago
I Have A Winter White Dwarf Hamster, He’s Around 4 Years Old But Idk Exactly…

I have a winter white dwarf hamster, he’s around 4 years old but idk exactly. A few months ago I noticed a large lump on his belly, and unfortunately I can’t afford to take him to a vet so I just hoped it would go away. I blame myself because I neglected him, I have a few other pets including a Chihuahua puppy who requires ALOT of attention and care. Well, I went to clean out my hamster’s cage which should have been cleaned a long time ago and seen that he now has multiple lumps and even an open wound, the lump on his belly has gotten so big that he can barely walk and looks so pitiful. It’s my fault that i didn’t show him more attention and make sure his cage was clean.. But now I still can’t afford to take him to be seen and i don’t know what to do, I figured the lump was cancer because he’s old, I’ve had him for about 3 years so he’s gotta be at least 4 or 5, so I figured there was nothing anyone could do but now I’m not real sure its cancer, I actually think it’s mites from not cleaning his cage often enough. So my question is, should I put him in a small dish of soapy water and see if maybe that helps or should I just make him comfortable until he passes? Here is a recent picture of him, you can see his biggest lump. Please someone help me!

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3 years ago

If he has an open wound, he’s suffering. Take him to the vet for euthanization, please.

Otherwise you’re openly neglecting his care, and that’s CRUEL.

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3 years ago

I’m sorry, but I have to admit I’m not surprised.

In the future, please PLEASE don’t neglect your pets’ care. They NEED you to take care of them the way they deserve. Letting your hamster get this bad was mean and selfish and entirely avoidable.

If you cannot care for your pets in the way they deserve, then you need to find new homes for them.

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Katie Hall | 4 years ago
Cat Has A Punctured Wound On Top Back Left Leg Knda Close To The Anus…

Cat has a punctured wound on top back left leg knda close to the anus. I cut the hair around it cleaned it some with povidone.. What else could I do

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Jessica Alton | 4 years ago
My Cat Keeps Biting At Her Back. She Has Bald Patches And Keeps Bleeding. There’s…

My cat keeps biting at her back. She has bald patches and keeps bleeding. There’s white liquid too, does this mean her wound is infected and needs medical attention?

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4 years ago

I would definitely set up an appointment at the vet ASAP.  The bald patches should have been an indicator that something was wrong.  Get her in today, please.

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Robert Cavallaro | 4 years ago
I Am Really Concerned That Because Of The Couple Of Months Past His 3 Year…

I am really concerned that because of the couple of months past his 3 year shot period that he is at risk of having rabies because of this fight if the animal he fought with did in fact have the rabies. I do not know what animal he did fight with, only the resulting wounds from it.
I cleaned his wounds as much as I could and put some neosporin to help him heal. It has been 2 nights since the fight.

He is about 7 years old and has been spayed and neutered.

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Leona Chan
4 years ago

Your car is most likely still immunized against rabies, but current laws would say your cat isn’t. So I wouldn’t personally too concern about the rabies, I would still bring the cat for the wounds. They will probably give your cat a rabies booster.

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Stacey Burgin | 4 years ago
My Dog Has A Wound And I Pulled A Maggot Out Of It With Tweezers…

My dog has a wound and I pulled a maggot out of it with tweezers. That wound was under her collar. She has another one near her eye and I can see the maggot inside but can’t get it out.

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Frankie Delise
4 years ago

Take to the vet

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Louis Van Keymeulen | 4 years ago
I Live In A Small Studio In A Calm Side In The Centre Of The…

I live in a small studio in a calm side in the centre of the city. I sometimes let her outside on the parking. I got her inside the other day and i noticed she had a few scabs on several parts of her body. So i assume she fought with other cats from the neighbourhood. She has been screaming, keeping me awake to let her outside. But i’ve been afraid to, to not let her wounds get worse or keep her from getting new ones. I was wondering if these scabs will heal from themselves. I haven’t been to a vet yet because i’m in a certain bad financial situation. Will the scabs go away? And can i let my cat outside in the meantime or should i keep her in?

Thanks for your help,
Louis.

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Isabel Flores
4 years ago

she can maybe have scabies

Sarah
4 years ago

Is your cat spayed? If not, she may be in heat- the yowling to go outside. Therefore, she may have truly gotten into a fight with other cats, and worse, she could end up pregnant. Then you will have even more costs to think about. If she isn’t fixed, I would find the money somehow…payment plan with your vet perhaps… To get her spayed. That, and getting her wounds looked at, would be my priority. I personally wouldn’t let her outside anymore since she has gotten hurt in the past. Best of luck.

Sarah
4 years ago

If you suspect a parasite or skin infection, you need to seek treatment right away. It will not get better on it’s own, only worse.

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trixi san | 4 years ago
They Said That To Clean The Maggots Out Would Be Painful For Her And They…

they said that to clean the maggots out would be painful for her and they didnt think she wold survive. She had tyroid problem that wasnt being treated cause she didnt like pills and i didnt like the cream. I would of like them to have taken the maggots out and had given her that chance to survive even if later on we found out it wasnt a cyst and cancer but my brother felt pressure and he couldnt stand seeing her suffer but my heart feels like the shold of stablized the wound and had given us time to decide later on what was best to do with more information. What do u think? she wanted to live i know that and im having a hard time with this. Ive had cats before but this is the first one that was purposely put to sleep and its just not setting well with me.Thanks

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jessica scholl | 4 years ago
Hello, My Dog Just Got Into A Fight With A Possum. She Now Has…

Hello, my dog just got into a fight with a possum. She now has a small open wound on her leg. Her shots are up to date. should I take her to a vet?

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PK Dennis
4 years ago

It is always softest to see you vet in these situations, they may want to give your dog a rabies booster depending on when she had her last one.

PK Dennis
4 years ago

Ops I meant ‘safest’

debra yuhasz
4 years ago

Opossums are usually not aggressive. They prefer to play dead rather than fight and are usually more active at night although they are sometimes out during the day. With the wild animal not displaying it’s usual behavior I would see a vet.

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Lisa Etcheverry | 4 years ago
My Dog Was Recently Diagnosed With A Bacterial Infection And Was Prescribed A Round Of…

My dog was recently diagnosed with a bacterial infection and was prescribed a round of antibiotics and prednisone.
She’s wet the bed two nights in a row. She has never had an accident in the house let alone my bed!
I read that urinary incontinence is a side affect from steroids. Her breathing is labored and she’s not her usual cheerful self.
She’s finished with her antibiotics but still has more prednisone to take. Her wound is healing nicely and scabbing over. Is it safe to take her off the steroids early?

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Siobhan S
2 years ago

You should definetly ask your vet. Your vet is the only one who can make that decision since he/she knows your dog. Tell your vet the reasons you think your dog should stop taking the steroids

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Lisa Etcheverry | 4 years ago
My Golden Retriever/yellow Lab Mix Has Never Had An Accident In The House, Let Alone…

My golden retriever/yellow lab mix has never had an accident in the house, let alone my bed.
She was recently diagnosed with a bacterial infection and was prescribed a round of antibiotics and prednisone.
Her wound is healing nicely and scabbing over, and the antibiotics are finished, but I still have a weeks worth of steroids left to give her.
Urinary incontinence is a side effect of prednisone. Her breathing is labored and is not her normal cheerful self.
Can I take her off their steroid early?

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