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Date:   05 January, 2013  

Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs & rabbits

 

Skin Diseases In A Dwarf Hamster
- How to bathe your skin-diseased hamster
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
First written:  26 October 201.  Updated:
05 January, 2013
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THE THEME
Be Kind To Pets - Skin Diseases In A Dwarf Hamster
- How to bathe your skin-diseased hamster
 

HOOK
A ROBOROVSKI HAMSTER CAN'T STOP SCRATCHING
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The 10-year-old caregiver asks mum many times: "Please go to the vet." Mum has no time. (Show busy Singaporean mum with two jobs at workplace if possible, taking MRT, bus etc).

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INTRODUCTION
The hamster bites himself. More self-biting wounds -  to treat or not to treat?
If not treated - consequences - cellulitis and death
10-year-old girl is worried. 
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BODY

Pictures of cage and home?
what the mother does, what the vet does, what the vet groomer does? Images show hamster has been clipped short by the groomer. Ready for bathing. How do you bathe a hamster?
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Will the hamster drown? Hamsters are usually given sand-bath (picture of hamster doing a sand bath)  by pet owners. But now, he needs a water bath. What to do?  How to bathe him?
 
POST-BATHING - GOES HOME. Medication, bathing and new bedding. Hygiene of cage. 
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CONCLUSION
Early treatment of skin diseases means
earlier recovery, lower veterinary cost and more peace of mind to your child who cares for the hamster

 

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Pictures of other hamsters with skin diseases to be provided by Dr Sing Kong Yuen


 
CREDITS
Be Kind To Pets video
Veterinary Education for vet students and pet owners
 
Concept by:
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS




Video and narration by:


Video is:
How to Bathe your hamster - skin diseases
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XmaoyUeeZY


Date of video production:

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