Thread: Sudden fur loss
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Old 06-13-2022, 12:44 PM  
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Did the vet do a skin scrape? Unfortunately lots of vets improperly diagnose mites in hamsters without doing a skin scrape, and skin scrapes are an important part of a proper diagnosis. Mite treatments should only be used in cases where mites are properly tested for with a skin scrape confirming it, since the treatments are fairly toxic to hamsters and should only be used if absolutely necessary & can do a lot more harm than good in hamsters without mites.
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