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Old 04-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: Chronic Kidney Disease / Chronic Renal Failure: diagnosis, "treatment" options

thank you for spending the time to make this thread hamtastic its very informative and great information to have could a mod possibly sticky this so it would be easy to find ?
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:49 AM   #12
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What a fantastic documentation Hamtastic and yes, this needs to be Stickied please. Wonderful work Hamtastic, well done. This sort of easy to read practical information will be of great help to anyone (myself included) should the occassion arise to use it. One of the little roborovsis I had years ago started showing signs like this and drank excessively, lost weight and became aggressive and hyperactive sometimes. It could either have been diabetes or kidney failure, but robos don`t tend to suffer from diabetes as a species, so my guess was that his kidneys had gone.

Thanks for this Hamtastic. x
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:56 AM   #13
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Thanks Hamtastic, I have to say its reassuring knowing this is here if any of us ever need it
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:22 AM   #14
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Thanks! Added the bit about sugar intake into the Nutrition section as I'd realized I did not include it!

I hope this will be a helpful resource and only wish I had it myself to start with.
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Marvellous work, I'm sure you mentioned to me a while ago you were working on this, it really is excellent.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #16
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Amazing work hamtastic and so well written. Stickied This will be a fab resource.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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This is incredible. Well done you on such an amazing amount of research.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:40 PM   #18
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Thank you! Found some typos, which can hopefully be fixed in the near future
Low sodium is also advised in addition to low phosphorus and protein. Famotidine is a generic drug used for antacid purposes. These and more will be incorporated into the summary.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:56 AM   #19
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Hi,

This is a very interesting thread, I had a Russian Dwarf hamster Diego who sadly passed at 4 weeks and we was told by the vets it was probably this.
I think the main problem with us, is we didn't notice the signs. He drank/urinated a lot from day one and we just thought it was normal for him. However he didn't suffer weight loss, but then again he never gained any, and he still appeared quite active.
I think also with hamsters they go down so quickly that its hard to help. Diego was his normal self one day and the next day he was laid unmoving. I couldn't coax him to eat or drink and I didn't dare pick him up, he seemed to exhibit pain in his sides. He was immediately in at the Vets, who suggested putting him to sleep. I was told that with him being so young, he likely had CKD from birth and that not much could be done.
Its a sad situation, I'm now reading up on hamster illnesses because I do think one of the best ways is knowing the tiniest of symptoms as they rarely show they are in pain.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #20
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Just my tuppence, but there is a powder supplement called ipakitine, which binds sodium and phosphorous and can be sprinkled on food. Again, check with a vet, very definitely, because although this is marketed for cats and dogs, and can be used in rats, I have no information on its safety or efficacy in hamsters. But thought it was worth a mention.

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