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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Black Syrian Hamster Help

Hello, I am fairly new to PawTalk forums, but I have a small problem with my Black Syrian Hamster I need help with. I've been keeping Hamsters for almost 3 years now and for the past few months, I have noticed a white dot inside my 11 month old Black Syrian Hamsters eye. Sometimes it gets bigger, sometimes it gets smaller and sometimes it disappears, only to reappear the next day. I need help because I am worried it could be cancer or something. Thank you...

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 09:08 AM
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I would definitely seek veterinary help. Without being able to see it first hand, it sounds like it may be a cataract, which are frequently found i hamsters that have diabetes.

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I have had hamsters for about 7-8 years now i have never seen any thing like this i would personally seek a vet.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 12:46 PM
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Never herd off that before, but vets is the best answer!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 09:31 PM
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I definitely third the vet. If you ever question something that can possibly be serious, don't fret! Head to the vet!
Sadly hamsters can easily get things like cancers, cataracts, and eye infections, and other sicknesses. Just hope it's nothing too serious!
Good luck with the lil' guy!
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