i gotten two dwarf hamsters from two different litters back in the same pet store in feb. the smallest one we got kinda looked ruff evan mine look like it was picked on by its other brother’s and sisters. but this one was all scabby and flaky but thought he would get better over time when given a better home.
but gave poor thing a month to get better but he lost all his hair. his skin was scabby /flaky badly. and skin was cracking where he was bleeding. felt bad for the poor thing and took him back to the pet store ask for help and the manager just told me that its whole litter was like that must been a bad jean cause they had no mites and they couldn’t Figger out what they had. but two weeks later the older hamster we had became worse also and feared i loose him too. i wanted a pet that will last cause i get lone. well talked to the store manager and he said all their hamster got what ever this thing is that was killing all these poor hamsters. they only had one left so i got it. so far so good only had them for two weeks.
also fist hamster i traded in and got this sweet fluffy girl that turned out to be Preggy had baby’s the next day after having her. her babies are now two weeks old. and i been looking at them two of the babies seem to have exactly what the last two hamsters did.
i’ve have 10 gallen tanks and i cleaned them vary carefully. never used bleach or hard soap. i used little bit of soft soap to make sure what ever the last hamsters had was gone. and scrubbed them in vary hot water. the mommy hamster had no other contact with hamsters since in my care. she shows no sign of this flaking skin. i got normal hamster food from Walmart (don’t know brand threw away bag) but i did freeze the food to kill any pet that might been in it. and they Just have a Metal wheel and water bottle. and some paper Towel rolls to play with. and their bedding is home shredded News paper. also they have a coconut shell home i made them.
the other male hamster shows no flaking. but two of the new babies do. and i want know what it is. and some ways to treat it. do they need be separated form the others so they didn’t spread. or is it not contagious? and no i cant take them to a vet cause i have no money. im broke i bought these guys with some Christmas cash i had gotten. i didn’t want loose these cuties. love them to death. and if anyone has taken a hamster to a vet how much is something like this cost? if i could manage the money any time it might be too late. but im trying. looking online and see so many different things. im no cheep Just broke. im disabled and i live with my bf’s family and they take care of me. but it really makes no since to take a $11 hamster to a vet and be billed $50 -$200 for something i could done at home or did nothing at all.
well im sorry i dont have alot of money. and i would take him to a vet in a heart beat. but if i did have a dog or cat i still be having same problem. tell you truth this first time i ever had a pet this long with out someone killing it. im trying my bet. i can give it everything any pet needs but a vet visit. hell i cant evan take my self to the doc. i am almost unable to walk cause all my probs with bi polor and ptsd ok. i just wanted a little friend. have a pet for once and not afread some freak will kill it. my only experance with a vet was my grandmother’s 2 black bears and the guy OD them both. so i dont know im jsut asking for help dont sayim i am selfish trying pinch a penny or something. and i have a right to have a pet. im doing my best ok dont call me a worthless owner. i have see much worce trust me. atleast im trying.
im evan asking the folks i live with if we can go to the vet.
T_T my poor babies. why dose everything bad always happen.
Sorry to hear about all the trouble you are having with your little friends.
Ok, vets can be expensive I know have been there with my last hamster who had a stroke and then got wet tail so we had to have her put to sleep in all that cost us £60 for a £7.50 hamster but it was worth it not st see her suffer. If you take them to the vet they may advise you have them put to sleep.
First I would report the pet store as there is obviously something wrong with their breeding programme if they have these hamsters with a genetic problem and are doing nothing about it.
1 of my hamster has dry flakey skin and I used chinchilla dust in the cage in a small bowl which she rubbed herself in kind of like a bath in sand, it rubbed off all the dead skin and dry patches, you can buy this from most pet stores.
Call the vets, explain your problem to them with the hamsters and their symptoms, ask their advice which they can give you for FREE.
It could be stress related as to why they have lost their fur, move the hamsters with this problem is possible to a different cage, put plenty of fresh bedding, food and water in there. Instead of dry food all the time also give them some fruit and veg, apples, salad leaves, cucumber my hamster loves cheese, just small amounts do not give anything acidic, oranges, lemons or any form of garlic. The fruit and veg are full of nuitrients and vitamens which should help the hamsters immune system and maybe help the fur to come back.
With the cracked sore skin keep the areas clean, take the hamster out daily and clean them with just luke warm water wipe away the blood or whatever is there and dry the patch off with a clean cloth or cotton wool. If the sore is scabbing over then do not clean and leave well alone as this means it is healing.
As the hamsters have no fur they may get cold also as they have sores then make sure they have clean confortable bedding changed daily if the sore seep. You do not have to get expensive store bought bedding, my hamster currently sleeps in an old blanket we had which we cut up into small pieces for him, you can use and old top, trousers blanket, just cust then into smaller pieces, maybe double the size of the hamster and they will make their bed.
If all of this does not help your little friends and you can not get to a vet then just give them lots of cuddles and comfort until their time is up.
Hope this helps and good luck xx
Problem on Dog’s Itchy Skin
My golden has very itchy skin again and I am at a loss on what to do.
About 2 years she got badly constipated and it was caused from the dry dog food. I took her to the vet and they said to put pumpkin in her diet. She was REALLY fat at the time too, so adding the pumpkin and some canned food to the dry food really helped (she dropped 35 lbs and looks GREAT now). I also put a supplement (Dinovite) in with it also along with a HIGH quality salmon oil and all of those problems have been gone until recently when her itchy skin came back. Now, just like before, when you pet her she just keeps on scratching. What can i do for my dogs itchy skin? What can we do for dogs itching? Also my dogs skin has open sores and she scratches all the time. My dog is itchy what do i do? What to do about my dogs itchy skin ? Any idea on what treatment for itchy skin? Why does my dogs skin smell and she scratches a lot? Having itchy skin is a big problem.
I have her back on the diet that originally dropped all the weight and took care of the dry itchy skin and my question for any of you out there in cyber land is- What can I do for her now?
What can I do with itchy skin? What is puppy staph oil?
I do not use any commercial foods for any of my 5 dogs. Here is what they get the itchy skin.
Dry- Natures Recipe “Fish and Potatoe”- no soy, corn, gluten, etc.
Canned- Brandon Farms Organics “Chicken and vegitables”. nothing in it but chicken and veggies (all organic). I am affraid to use the Blue Buffalo because when I had my Siberian on it, his system just would not accept it. not even after 6 months. It is an excellent food choice though if your dog can get use to it.
For my proplem Golden, she is the only one that gets any salmon oil and Dinovite supplementation.
I have not found a pet shampoo that works for her either. I have been through them all. I have to use my Garnier Fructice 2-n-1 shampoo for her and it has no effect on her. Bath time is about once every two months or when she finds a fresh cat pile to roll in. LOL
As for the pills, I do not take any what so ever and believe that a good diet for itchy skin can fix any ailment and the same will always go for my best friends also. What are the reasons for having itchy skin?
Reasons For Having Itchy Skin
Do you know the reason she has itchy skin?
There are many causes of allergies in dogs- and the most common problem is contact allergies.
The dog food for problem skin is apparently great- my dog is on it, and his coat is shiny, he loves the food- but he still has allergies or itchy skin.
He is on medication to help control his itching or itchy skin, which will hopefully go away when the grass he is allergic to stops flowering.
Why are pills not an option for itchy skin? Sometimes they are the only things that work for his itchy skin.
You really need to take your dog to the vet, and if you want to leave pills out of the equasion, you are going to have to go to a specialist to find out exactly what your dog is allergic to.
From here, you will have a much better chance at eliminating her itching, without the use of medication.
Have you ruled out other causes of itchy skin? like fleas and mange?
Your vet should also be able to help you out with itchy skin. My dog is itching what do i do? What do you use on a dog who got very dry skin ?A question that really needs answer. Choose the best product for itchy skin now! I recommend the product below.
Best Product For Dog’s Itchy Skin Treatment
Medicated Dog Shampoo For Itchy Skin
Our PetsBestRx Medicated Dog Shampoo works great for dry itchy skin, brings immediate relief and removes all soap buildup on the skin that contains odor causing bacteria. Our PetsBestRx Medicated Dog Shampoo goes a long way because you save money! A little goes a long way.
Staph Infection Information
Just wondering if ur own pets can carry the bacteria? i here alot on the news about it and was just wondering.
During the summer of 2005, researchers in The Netherlands discovered that three pig farmers or their families were infected by MRSA bacteria that were also found on their pigs. Researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen are now investigating the extent of the MRSA bacteria in pigs and whether it will become characterized among the zoonoses.
MRSA Staph Infection
MRSA is acknowledged to be a human commensal and pathogen. MRSA has been found in cats, dogs and horses, where it can cause the same problems as it does in humans. Owners can transfer the organism to their pets and vice-versa, and MRSA in animals is generally believed to be derived from humans.
Currently, it is estimated that greater than 55% of the antibiotics used in the US are given to food animals (e.g. chickens, pigs and cattle) in the absence of disease. Antibiotic use in food animal production has been associated with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia coli and Enterococcus, among others. There is substantial evidence from the US and European Union that these resistant bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have called for substantial restrictions on antibiotic use in food animal production including an end to all non-therapeutic uses. The food animal and pharmaceutical industries have fought hard to prevent new regulations that would limit the use of antibiotics in food animal production. For example, in 2000 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intention to rescind approval for fluoroquinolone use in poultry production because of substantial evidence linking it to the emergence of fluoroquinolone resistant Campylobacter infections in humans. The final decision to ban fluoroquinolones from use in poultry production was not made until 5 years later because of challenges from the food animal and pharmaceutical industries. Today, there are two federal bills (S.742 and H.R. 2562) aimed at phasing out non-therapeutic antibiotics in US food animal production. These bills are endorsed by many public health and medical organizations including the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Dealing with Staph Infection
Sphynx cat has staph infection. Vet and I didn’t recognize it as staph when it started on his bum. Trying to clean his bum of what appeared to be a sudden poop cleaning issue probably helped spread it. This is an fyi.
The song is Your Horoscope Mentioned Uranus by Donna Kay Honey.
He stopped prednisone and antibiotics when we left for burning man, got home, he looked very healthy. So it wasn’t his diet.
Went to a pet fair, gave ½ a pred as precaution that day only, 2 days later the beginnings of staph. Started preds and rest of antibiotics til cleared up.
Went to pet fair, this time not using the sunblock that we always only put on his head, used a parasol instead.
2 days later no beginnings of staph.
Sphynx Cat Staph Infection Remedy
Mark kept telling me we started using sunblock at poodle parade. I was poo pooing that the little we put on him would cause this.
Today since there was no staph, I looked at the UVet sunscreen “Discontinue use and consult a veterinarian if redness, irritation or swelling occurs.”
Duration : 0:1:13
Pet Sympathy Poems
Poems and journal to help you or someone you care about recover from the loss of a beloved pet with sympathy.
Pet Sympathy Poems
Total Pet Parrot Answers
A comprehensive 75 page manual about parrots including pet parrot care, health, parrot diet and health, parrot training, teaching a parrot to talk and keeping a parrot… truly an amazing ebook for parrot owners. You get an amazing .33 per sale.
Total Pet Parrot Answers
Doggie Day Care Petting Sitting E-Books.
E-books On How To Start Popular Pet Businesses.
Doggie Day Care Petting Sitting E-Books.