Q. Bleeding

Tue, Jul 11, 2023

I don’t know where the bleeding is coming from. She wakes up with blood on her cheeks and arms. This is the second time this has happened.
What are causes & treatment?

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Dr. Balsama

I understand that you're concerned about your hamster experiencing bleeding, and I'll do my best to help you. Based on the information you've provided, there are a few things we need to consider.

Firstly, it's important to determine the source of the bleeding. If your hamster is waking up with blood on her cheeks and arms, it's possible that the bleeding is coming from her mouth or nose. It could be caused by a variety of factors, such as dental issues, oral sores, or respiratory problems. In some cases, external injuries or skin conditions can also lead to bleeding.

While it's difficult to provide a definitive diagnosis without a physical examination, there are some general steps you can take at home to help your hamster before bringing her to the hospital. Firstly, make sure her cage is clean and free from any potential hazards that could cause injuries. Provide her with a calm and stress-free environment, as stress can exacerbate certain health conditions.

In terms of her diet, make sure she has access to fresh water at all times and a balanced diet suitable for hamsters. Avoid giving her any foods that may be too hard or sharp, as they could potentially cause injuries to her mouth or gums.

However, please keep in mind that these measures are temporary and it's crucial to schedule a veterinary appointment as soon as possible. A veterinarian will be able to perform a thorough examination, identify the source of the bleeding, and provide appropriate treatment based on the underlying cause.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.