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Old 06-22-2020, 12:39 AM   #1
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Question Hamster probiotics

Hi everyone!! My 2 year old dwarf hamster recently developed an eye infection and I'm currently treating her with antibiotic eye drops prescribed by the vet.

So I'm wondering what natural probiotics I could give her. I've already tried yogurt but I would like to know what other options I have.
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster probiotics

Probiotics are meant for digestive health... I'm not seeing how they would relate to an eye infection? Did your vet recommend them?

I know that antibiotics can cause things to "slow down" for humans but that is when they are taken orally. So I wouldn't think that a drop would require intervention to keep things moving along.

In general I would avoid yogurt with a dwarf, the extra sugar is not recommended as they are more prone to diabetes.

I have a very food driven hamster so I believe that in your situation, I would just reward him with his favorite seed after administering the drops.
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Old 06-22-2020, 09:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: Hamster probiotics

I'm guessing you are asking about probiotics because your hamster is on antibiotics?

If it is the form of eye drops I am not sure you would need probiotics as it wouldn't be going through the digestive system????

Anyhow, I use Bene Bac the powder form and use 1/8th of a teaspoon for a syrian hamster.
my guess is you would need to use less for a dwarf. There are measurements on the back of the bottle, so you will need to know how much your hamster weighs.

Hope this helps.
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