Recurring cheek pouch infections?

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Recurring cheek pouch infections?

Post by Kelti » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 19:35:52

Hope your hammy is feeling better.
It's odd how they only bite vet.

> Hello all,

> Took Hammy in to see the Doctor again... I was afraid he was sick again
> to his behavior ("yawn"ing a lot to show me his teeth, not as active or
> playful, and, changing his sleep place to the corner where he goes to the
> bathroom).  Sure enough, he's got another cheek pouch infection.  I
> I know what the problem is : I used to cut up his Vita Kraft Small animal
> nibble bars in 1/2 or thirds, and he would shove them in his mouth.  I
> thought keeping them whole would solve the problem, but now he just chews
> them in half and stuffs them in his mouth.  Little devil.

> My next plan of action is to give him his medicine again (Cefa-drops,
> 2x daily for 2 weeks), and to get him dog biscuts instead of the Vita
> bars to nibble on.  Hopefully this will avoid the problem.

> Has anyone else had this problem?  If so, how did you solve it?

> (PS - Hammy sure wasn't good about going to the Doctor today.  He wiggled
> right out of the doctor's hand, must have been a 3 foot drop, and when the
> doctor tried to catch him, Hammy bit!  Hammy's never bit before.  Sigh.
> also hasn't eaten his medicine yet.  I hope he does... or else I have to
> shove it down his throat.  I don't know if I would be good at that)

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> Nicole
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