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Can anyone help me with my hamsters illness?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Toffeelover, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Toffeelover

    Toffeelover PetForums Newbie

    Jul 11, 2009
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    I am new to this forum and I wonder if anyone can help me? I have a two year old, long haired, syrian hamster who, after the recent heatwave, began scratching and chewing at himself. On further investigation I saw that his skin was scaly with dandruff. He also has a black, crusty patch on each side of his hip. I purchased some Ivermectin drops (0.1% and £16!) and applied it to his back 5 days ago. I'll repeat it again as does not seem to have helped. Does anyone know how to treat this without going to the vets?
    Thanks :)

    Ps. Sorry if this is in the wrong section, i am new to this site.
  2. Yourgifts Ourgifts

    Yourgifts Ourgifts PetForums VIP

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Hi sorry can't help but if you can re post in the small animals section am sure you will get help there..;)
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