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Old 11-19-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
Darunia
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Default Should I be worried?

Should I be worried?

Hopefully the picture attached properly and the quality remains good. Found this on my male winter white dwarf hamster of about 3 months of age. I felt it and it seems to be some sort of bump or lump or something not flat. Just need an opinion before I spend money on a vet appointment
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should I be worried?

That looks like the ventral scent gland in a dwarf. Is it in the 'tummy button' position. It's normal in dwarves and more prominent in males so I wouldn't worry about it. As they mature it becomes larger and there is a sticky yellowish scent exuded on to the fur there. If it gets swollen, red or discharges profusely the vet attention is needs but some yellow staining is normal
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:07 PM   #3
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Ooh good. I did not know that, thank you.
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