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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-05-2009, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dwarf hamster injured paw

My very sweet-natured dwarf hamster get her front paw caught today and was hanging from it for a very short while before I noticed. Now, she is noticeably limping and favouring that paw. As well, it looks like there is a bit of blood around her claws. She may have pulled her arm out of the socket a bit. It's so hard to know. She was just frantic and hanging when I noticed her.

When I freed her, she still came to me right away and does not appear too unhappy. She seems to be eating and drinking. She did play on her wheel for a while, although she only used three legs.
Any comments or suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-06-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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It may just be a sprain or she may have pulled a muscle. Keep an eye on her and if she still refuses to use her leg after a few days or if you notice any swelling, get her to a vet asap
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-06-2009, 08:34 PM
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I second that! She needs to see a vet quickly.


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It may just be a sprain or she may have pulled a muscle. Keep an eye on her and if she still refuses to use her leg after a few days or if you notice any swelling, get her to a vet asap
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