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Old 01-19-2021, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Cushing's Disease?

Hi! I've noticed that recently my hamster has been drinking a lot of water. I fill up his bowl at about 8:30 every night, then by the next night, about a tablespoon of water is gone. A while ago, I had a thread somewhere because Nibbles was losing hair between and below his scent glands. I thought that it had cleared up, but now it's back, and worse. A possible cause that was mentioned in my other thread was Cushing's disease. And a symptom of that was drinking a lot of water, which Nibbles wasn't doing back then, but he is now, and he's losing more hair now. So basically I want to know if this is a normal amount of water for a hamster to consume, and if not, could it be Cushing's?
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:59 PM   #2
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That does sound like a lot of water & if it is a lot compared with what he would have consumed before together with the hair loss then Cushing’s is definitely a possibility.
You would have to get your vet to confirm that though, have you read Coco’s thead? You might find that helpful.
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Old 01-20-2021, 06:40 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, I read that thread, and found a wiki page on here too that gave some more information. He does look like he could have Cushing's. I'll see about a vet appointment, and probably read whatever I can find on Cushing's disease.
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