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My young hamster died and it's my fault

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Tillylils Mon 21-Nov-16 21:00:03

we had to have my 5 month old hamster pts this morning and I feel so guilty.
We got him 2 months ago and for the first few weeks he was fine. Then he started sneezing. I took him to the vet who said he had pneumonia and gave him baytril. She recommended another vet in a nearby town who specialises in small animals so I took him there. He prescribed a higher dose of baytril to be given once a day and metacam to be given twice a day. Because I'm an idiot, I got confused and gave him the baytril twice a day. He was also on a nebuliser and had a probiotic in his water to counteract the antibiotics.
Over 2 weeks he was making slow progress and he had a follow up appointment on Saturday morning.
on Saturday morning we noticed his abdomen was swollen so I mentioned this to the vet. He took an xray and the swelling was gas. He gave him emeprid to make him go to toilet which he said he had to otherwise he would suffocate.
We spent the weekend giving him painkillers, trying to get him to eat and massaging his abdomen but he just deteriorated

Ginmakesitallok Mon 21-Nov-16 21:04:39

You did everything you could sad Wet tail is notoriously hard to treat. RIP wee hammy

pipsqueak25 Thu 24-Nov-16 12:39:26

do feel for you, you did the best you could and got vet help and gave lots of love and care, these things happen sadly, it's not your fault.

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