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Old 02-06-2014, 05:21 PM  
DrKMcK
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Default Re: Hamster who had diarrhea, very underweight and now behaving oddly

Hello Helenaand Horatio. It's pretty awful when they get older and an illness strikes. I also agree with starting the antibiotics. When you consider risk/benefit, the benefit may very well outweigh the risk here. There have been many hammies here on HC whose hammy really benefited, by feeling much better and being able to stay with their owner for a longer time than expected. To encourage him to eat you can try giving him some cooked and cooled oatmeal, some cooked chicken and some cooked pasta. My guys love all three foods. I hope Horatio is feeling better soon.
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