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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Nose bleed!

Chinese hamster, had him since 2/12/10. Well, today he cut his nose, not a big gash but enough to bleed on my hand and a tissue. Can I put some triple antibiotic cream on it? (Bacitracin, etc.)? Ugh!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 02:14 AM
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To treat injuries in small animals you should apply light pressure with tissue until the bleeding stops. You can then apply an antibiotic cream depending on the severity of the cut, if it is deep or long it needs to be seen by a vet. Im not sure if the antibiotic cream is safe considering the wound is so close to the nose and eyes
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You also need to consider if the cream is safe for hamsters.
Often the best way to go, is to wash the wound with some water, and maybe some neutral soap.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 08:02 PM
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wash it with salt water (approx one dessert spoon of salt to one bowl of warm water) and then put some dilute Betadine on it. This was recommended to me by a vet so you know it's safe

hope hammy is better soon
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