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RodentsRus August 23rd, 2009 12:05 AM

CPR on Hamster
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Hi All.

I meant to post this when this happened 4 months ago...My b/f was watching TV and heard a strange noise coming from Patches our dwarf hamster. He went to check him and noticed he had trouble breathing He actually did CPR (mouth to nose)on him by breathing gently into his nose and he survived...we brought him to the vet the next day and they put him on turned out he had a abscess in his mouth he is OK now...

babymomma August 23rd, 2009 12:10 PM

Wow! Thats amazing because so many people wouldnt have done anything! Especially a vet visit! Im glad your hamster is doing good now! :D

RodentsRus August 23rd, 2009 03:51 PM

We have always taken our rodents to the vets...We once paid $150 for a tumor removed from our little dwarf hamster Cha Cha..

babymomma August 24th, 2009 06:51 PM

I Always took my mice to the vet.. And once I had 23 at one time :O.. Big High five and Thank you to your BF from me :D

edwina September 4th, 2009 01:10 PM

I used to have alot of hamsters when i was a kid, but then (80's) the vets didnt really want to do anything with rodents, they were throw aways. :sad:
I am glad things have changed. :) I miss having hamsters.

Marcha September 4th, 2009 02:26 PM

I'm so glad about the happy ending for your hamster! What a cutie too! :lovestruck:
Our vet was great when we took our gerbils in. He knew what he was talking about and gave us good medical and emotional support. The gerbils lived to be 4 years old. :D

chico2 September 4th, 2009 04:33 PM

What a little cutie,:grouphug:to your boyfriend for saving the little one:thumbs up

Bailey_ September 4th, 2009 04:44 PM

Glad your little man was okay!

The night before my wedding, my hamster Buttertoot (don't ask lol) damaged his teeth, after he got them caught on something. (At least that's what we assumed, we didn't see it happen.) When I found him he had blood AAAALL over his little mouth, and one of his teeth was bent forward and upwards, almost like something had pried it out that way.
We immediatley took him to the emerg vet that night - I was a basketcase. They actually had to put him under and straighten the tooth as much as they could. Of course no one let my husband live down a $166 vet bill for a hamster, but as he said, it was the night before our wedding - he was doing ANYTHING to keep me happy! :laughing:

Regardless though, I would always do it again. I'm glad you and your bf did too! They're little but so worth it. :thumbs up

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