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Old 06-04-2019, 08:40 AM  
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Default Re: Euthanise or not?

That is a good point alpa makes. Has the tumour been diagnosed by a vet? Tumours can also weep although not pus usually.

She is a very great age for a hamster. I think the thing now is to look at quality of life. You say she still eats, drinks and walks around. If she is still eating and drinking and mobile, even if wobbly, it suggests she is not ready to give up. However, how she looks and behaves can also be an indicator. If she looks hunched up and unhappy then she may well be in pain or suffering. Does she actually seem to be enjoying anything? Does she enjoy food and treats when you give her them (and give her whatever she likes - even cake at this stage!). Or is she not that interested?
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