Wet Tail

Hamster wet tail is a bacterial infection that can cause extreme diarrhoea, which affects all species of hamsters. Stress and an unbalanced diet can be two major causes of wet tail in hamsters. The area around the hamster's anus becomes sticky and wet-looking when the hamster has wet tail. The sick hamster will move very slowly, will be very quiet and will not eat. When a robo has wet tail, take him to a vet immediately, as Robo's tend to be less able to fight wet tail that other hamsters.

Isotonic fluids may be administered orally to the sick hamster and the vet may also prescribe antibiotics for the hamster. ‘DriTail’ may also be used for the hamster. You can put ‘DriTail’ in the water bottle to help the hamster recover quickly. Forced feeding with liquidised vegetables and hamster food may be used if the hamster refuses to eat. Adding sweeteners such as honey to the hamster's food may encourage an increased appetite in a recovering hamster. Hamsters should be kept in a warm and quiet environment to reduce stress. Any cages of dead hamsters should be binned or washed well and disinfected. 

Source: hamster-club.com

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