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My hamster just died and I need some help

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Igor Katchkin, Nov 25, 2019.


  1. Igor Katchkin

    Igor Katchkin PetForums Newbie

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    My hamster Gary died 2 days ago. I am riddled with guilt currently,been crying non stop and i just would like to know if anybody could tell me if it was old age or my fault. Basically the last 3 weeks i have been treating Gary for mites,he allways had a problem with them. The vet recommended I use something called revolution for puppies and put one drop a week. He said that it requires 2 weeks but it never worked with only 2 weeks of dosage,i put on a third dosage on wednesday. On saturday i found him dead. I applied the same dosage for 3 weeks to my other hamster Merry who is much smaller and he is perfectly fine. However Gary was over 2 years old at this stage so im not sure if its because of me or if it was just old age. Please can someone advise me here, I have been in a utter depression since saturday.
     
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    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I believe that hamsters only live 2-3 years, so it's quite possible it was just Gary's time. You were following your vet's advice and the other hamster is fine, so I don't think it's anything you did wrong. Allow yourself to grieve, it's always a shock and hurts terribly when we lose a pet. xx
     
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    MrJsk PetForums Member

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    You done what the vet advised. If the other hamster is fine, then I don't think it was anything you done.

    Sorry to hear of your loss. RIP Gary
     
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    Igor Katchkin PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much for your kind words, I have been struggling to get over his death and i keep thinking to myself what if i was the cause. Im worried that because i gave an extra dose to Gary that he died,then i remember that my other hamster is fine with the same dosage. I just feel conflicted, i want him back so bad. I just have this guilt now,of what if it was me, but i think you are right, he lived pretty long for a hamster and maybe it was just his time to go...I will always remember you Gary,you were the best hamster a guy could ever have,I will always love you. Rest in peace Gary.
     
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    Igor Katchkin PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for the kind words and reply,im still struggling. Its truly hard when a pet dies. You miss everything about them and wish that you had just one more day. I hope it was not my fault, i did what the vet advised but gave one extra dosage, i did the same with my other hamster and he is fine. I just need to hope that it was just his time to go Because i would not be able to handle that i was the cause. I just need to remember that he lived a long life,that he had water,food and shelter and did not have to deal with alot of the problems out there...I will always remember you Gary,you were the best hamster a guy could ever have,I will always love you. Rest in peace Gary.
     
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    MrJsk PetForums Member

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    Aw that is very sweet. Gary was very lucky to have an owner who cared and looked after him as you did !

    :)
     
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