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Is it possible to pts at home?

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Mrsemcgregor Sun 16-Oct-16 13:37:02

Hello, we have a gorgeous 2 year old robot dwarf hamster who isn't looking too bright.

Back in January he had a growth on his foot that was operated on and got better. Now he has a similar growth on his chest that is much more aggressive and growing quickly. He is completely mobile and eating, drinking, peeing as usual. But I fear this maybe the beginning of the end for him.

I don't want to take him back to the vet as he really hated it last time and I honestly don't think at his age now he would cope with another operation.

I am happy with his condition at the moment and he doesn't show any signs of pain. But I was wondering when the end does come if he is in pain can he be pts at home so he doesn't have to go through the trauma of travelling to the vets?

Hopefully he will pass in his sleep one day, but I hate the thought of choosing between him being in pain or the trauma of travel.

WetsTheFinger Sun 16-Oct-16 13:37:51

Yes you can book and pay for a visit from the vets.

Mrsemcgregor Sun 16-Oct-16 13:38:11

*robo hamster of course... robot Ines would be cool though!

Mrsemcgregor Sun 16-Oct-16 13:38:59

That's good to know, thank you

stealtheatingtunnocks Sun 16-Oct-16 13:39:51

Phone the vet and ask for advice?

I think that by the time prey animals start to behave as if they are poorly, there's often not much that can be done. Keep him warm and plenty of fresh food and water. Sorry about your wee hamster.

Mrsemcgregor Sun 16-Oct-16 13:45:45

Thank you. We rescued him because he was a "bad pet" and didn't like being handled. At all. He hates being touched and we are very happy to leave him be and give him a lovely home. One of the reasons I really don't want to put him through the trauma of a vet visit at his age. (We assume 2 but he really could be older as we didn't know exactly his age when we got him winter 2014, but he was pretty big already and not a baby)

I feel guilty not taking him, but as he isn't in pain I think it's best to make him as comfy and happy as possible. I would never have thought such a little fur ball would cause me so much heart ache!

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