My hamster's eye is swollen shut tightly, what should I do??
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July 15, 2019 / By Rylan Question:
I already tried using a q-tip with water on it and rubbing it on his eyes. That didn't help. It's already been a week and his eye is getting worse. Around his eye the skin is pink. My parents won't take him to the vet, and I feel really bad! What can I do?! I'm only 15 & can't drive and I couldn't pay for his medical bill because I don't have a job. ( & just in case you're thinking my parents' can't afford it, they can. But they think a hamster isn't important enough to be taken to the vet. Please, help me, is there any kind of medicine I can get at Petco/Target or something?
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Murdie | 8 days ago
There is an antibiotic called Teramycin that is just for that purpose. You may be able to get it at Petsmart or Petco. I buy it at my local farm store. It is a small tube of gel. One or two applications daily should help. The cost is about $10 for the small tube, which goes a long way. Whenever I apply this to an animal's eye I always wear a clean latex glove, so it might be a good idea to have a box of them, or at lest a cotton swab to keep everything nice and clean. We've had good luck with this product. I hope this helps.
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Assuming your puppy is an energetic litte rodent with none consuming issues or feces issues.... Your puppy could have an inflammation of a few type...have you ever attempted striking eye drops? (use the common ones that takes the redness out, no longer the only with a cooling end result) it is intended to scrub and deliver anti-bacterial safety...that is after you've gotten cleared out the residue construct-up. Remove the bedding you currenly have and change it with a brand new batch from a further company. This batch might have anything that does not mesh so much along with your puppy. Separate the "in poor health" one and the whole thing it has touched from the others in case it fairly is in poor health, it may not infect the others. Observe if it has increased and if all fails, carry it to the vet! :)
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Check which type of bedding you are using, if it is cedar wood shavings that is what's causing the irritation. Remove the shaving and rip up some paper towel until you can get some good shavings. Any shaving s are fine except:
As for the eye rub neosporine on it or look in the dog section for eye cream you can even use cortizone 10 cream.
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sorry- i don't think there is anything you can do other than get a medication for hamsters from a vet. sorry about that. the only thing to do is what you are doing right now, and since that isn't helping then i don't know what to say to do. good luck anyway!
by the way... can anyone answer my question? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AscxCZJ2qP.yFeYLnm.ay1bsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20091005160125AA9sFG9
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It may be a cataract. If it is, there isn't anything you can do about it unfortunately. Sometimes animals just develop problems that may be unsightly, but it's probably not detrimental to their overall health. Unless it's causing your hamster serious pain or something like that, I doubt that it's anything serious.
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Originally Answered: What causes a swollen neck in a dog?
It most likely is an abscess, in which case you do need to get him to a vet asap. My vet told me just last week when I took my 12 year old JRT/Chi mix in for her ears that the problem is that the infection in bad teeth damages their hearts, and they will die from that. Besides, dogs are very good at hiding pain, it's instinctive for survival in the wild. If you've never had an abscess or tooth ache, you can't really imagine the pain.
Please take him in to see a vet and get it checked out. ANY swelling is a sign something is wrong.
Edit: Dogs need to have dental cleanings anyway once a year to get the tartar off. Even if they don't get abscesses, their teeth will get so loose from dental disease, the vet will have to pull them. It's happened to a couple of my rescues.