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Hamster, help please

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Elaine, Jan 2, 2008.


  1. Elaine

    Elaine PetForums Junior

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    My hamster Indy is about a year and a half now, today I have spotted a lump in her chest, it feels firm to the touch. She is eating and still very active, her eyes are bright and the lump doesnt seem to be bothering her.
    I am thinking it may be a tumour. I have read that hamsters can be prone to tumours and most are benign and can be removed by surgery. Now i love her dearly and will gert her to the vets tomorrow morning but would it be fair to put such a small creature through surgery?
     
  2. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

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    fingers crossed for you
    trouble is putting small animals under can be dangerous
    but if it cant be helped sure will be ok
    vets know the smaller the animal is more carefull they are.
     
  3. Elaine

    Elaine PetForums Junior

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    My dear sweet Indy is gone. Gonna miss that cheeky wee devil.
     
  4. plumo72

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    sorry to hear of your loss, poor little mite
     
  5. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    sorry to hear that,.........
     
  6. AnimalLoversWeb

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    Sorry to hear about your hamster, we know how you feel, we lost our lovely Syrian hamster called Trouble on17th December with a testicular tumour.
    We have lost a number of animals this year and they have all been very hard to take.
    My daughter (11) wrote a poem about Trouble, which is pretty hard to read, but I think may be worth a look as it has some elements from which you can get some strength.

    Trouble

    Kind regards
     
  7. Vixie

    Vixie PetForums VIP

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    sorry to hear of your loss :(
     
  8. Elaine

    Elaine PetForums Junior

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    Thankyou all xxx
     
  9. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

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    sorry for your loss
     
  10. lady_yellow

    lady_yellow PetForums Newbie

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    Lady yellow : I am so sorry for your loss , i had a hamster and i found a lump on her aswell i took her to the vet and they said it was cancer , she passed away 2 years ago , she died in my hands :sad: so i know how it feels .

    last year in december i got a new hamster called hunnie
     
  11. Marcia

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    I'm so sorry for your loss :(
     
  12. u-look-like-a-hamster

    u-look-like-a-hamster PetForums VIP

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    this thread was AGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGes

    ago!

    XX:scared:
     
  13. Marcia

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    Yeah i know. I just realised that i hadn't given my sympathies :)
     
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