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#16 missPixy

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

you can't be hard on yourself with these things. we all have gone
through these situations. it's how you learn, unfortunately. it's
certainly how I've learned~~ my dwarfs have taught me all I know.

I can say that I've had a handful of dwarfs who reached 2 years old
and had a hysterectomy as a way to control an ovarian tumor. each
of these dwarfs went on to live another 6 months~~ which in the
life of a hamster, is quite a long time. it all has to do with the
experience of the 1) hamster surgeon and 2) technician handling
the anesthesia. both require experience with hamsters.

if you can get Maggie to a very "healthy" state (meaning she is
eating on her own, acting normally other than being a bit bloated)
then I would go ahead and try it. if you euthanize her, you will still
have to pay for this; and if you do nothing, she will die a very
uncomfortable death.

we can do a few things to supercharge her prior to the surgery to
get rid of much of the toxins. the dandelion will do this, believe it
or not. we also want to get kale into her to build up her blood
platelets, and continue the benebac/yogurt.

honestly, if this little girl looked this bad and came back to the
degree she did, then she has a lot of fight left in her and definitely
wants to be given a chance.

lots of people mistake bloat for simple weight gain... you have to
go through this before you learn to recognize it. that's why when
people post on here that their hamster has suddenly "gained a lot
of weight" I ask to see a picture, because it's an unequal weight
gain centered in the hind end, oddly round like a golfball.




#17 tinypixie

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

In Chicagoland, Illinois (meaning Near Chicago), I highly recommend the services by Ness Exotic Wellness Center. I brought Panda Bear (may she rest in peace) there and I really believe that they helped prolong her life.

They listened to me when I presented my own research and the advice from those on this forum to fight diabetes.

They advanced my own knowledge of hamster health.

They were very thoughtful when I went through the worst, including putting poor Panda down.

If you are in the Chicago land area in Illinois or neighboring states and need to see an experienced vet, I recommend Ness Exotics with all my heart and soul.

#18 GuyHam

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

For those in Quebec, you can use this site to search for exotic mammal vets

http://www.omvq.qc.ca/recherche.php

#19 lilspaz68

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

here's acouple sites that may help my fellow canucks :)

http://www.vet-stem....smallanimal.php
http://www.petratsca...vets_canada.htm


These links are both dead now.

As for Toronto, Dr Luckwaldt is no longer at Amherst in Scarborough but has joined as full partner at Greenwood Animal Hospital.

He joined Dr. Sam Munn (my vet) who is absolutely wonderful with small domestics.

Greenwood Animal Hospital
1041 Gerrard St. E.
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-778-6666
www.drmunn.ca

#20 Azayles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

This link

Here's a site that may help as well:

http://www.yext.com/...nimals/hamster/

Is dead also. Or rather that specific link, not the website, is.

#21 HoppingHammy

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:03 AM

These links are both dead now.


This link Is dead also. Or rather that specific link, not the website, is.


Fixed and removed links on both posts.

#22 GuyHam

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

I have recently released a web site that enables people to find, submit, and review exotic mammal veterinarians across the globe. We are currently indexing approximately 1500 veterinarians in 34 countries. As of right now, it is English based, but we have plans for language translations so we can better support the global community.

 

This web site is exclusively for exotic mammal veterinarians, and is account-free (there is no need to create an account to submit/review vets), ad-free, and nobody pays to be on the site or to get information from our site. In other words, we built this site out of love and to fill a gap that we felt existed.

 

 

If you are so inclined, please visit http://www.vetective.com and submit a review for a vet that is already in our system. If by chance your awesome exotic mammal vet is not in our system, please submit them as well!

 

Feedback is welcome.

 

Regards,

Cliff



#23 missPixy

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:10 AM

I have recently released a web site that enables people to find, submit, and review exotic mammal veterinarians across the globe. We are currently indexing approximately 1500 veterinarians in 34 countries. As of right now, it is English based, but we have plans for language translations so we can better support the global community.

 

This web site is exclusively for exotic mammal veterinarians, and is account-free (there is no need to create an account to submit/review vets), ad-free, and nobody pays to be on the site or to get information from our site. In other words, we built this site out of love and to fill a gap that we felt existed.

 

 

If you are so inclined, please visit http://www.vetective.com and submit a review for a vet that is already in our system. If by chance your awesome exotic mammal vet is not in our system, please submit them as well!

 

Feedback is welcome.

 

Regards,

Cliff

 

hi Cliff,

 

the site's VetSearch and Submit a Vet don't seem to work in IE 8.0.7. works fine in Chrome, however. this is in Windows 7.



#24 Mark Grant

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:25 AM

None for saskatchewan , no surprises there!!

 

In Saskatoon, we've used the All West Vet Clinic on Laurier Drive, and we had to go to the emergency vet at the University Small Animals Clinic this weekend as everywhere else was closed. I thought they were both very good, and Houdini seemed to really enjoy his visit to the All West clinic; of course, he'd already half-recovered by the time we got there, and probably thought he was just getting a day out to be pampered by a nice lady.

 

Unfortunately I don't remember which of the vets we dealt with, but they specialized in 'exotic' pets.



#25 Nibbles<3Meia

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:50 PM

The closest to my area is about 2-3 hours away. e_o

#26 Jolty

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:08 PM

Here is a list of vets in Calgary, AB: 

 

http://www.cavm.ab.ca/clinics.html

 

Here are some that I know for sure take hamsters: 

 

- Avenida (RECOMMENDED! It's $80 to see your animal.)

- Calgary North (although I've heard horror stories about this place...)

- Calgary Holistic Vet Clinic (you can ask for traditional medicine rather than holistic medicine. THIS PLACE IS PRICY, THOUGH)

- Panorama Hills Animal Hospital


Edited by Jolty, 10 February 2014 - 01:10 PM.


#27 missPixy

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:40 PM

Jolty, this is fantastic. thanks so much for this!  :yes:  :thumbsup: 



#28 Strong Brew Hamstery

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:24 AM

This is one of our vets: http://britanniaanimalhospital.com/ 

 

She is the most knowledgeable about hamsters so far, and is fantastic. Dr. Jaques. 



#29 ♥️Nico

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:52 AM

Oh hehe I have one! The lady is great with Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Reptiles and Birds, but has said that she is good with hamsters, mice, rats, etc.. (She had/has a few Guineas, rabbits, reptiles and birds, but sees all animals). Its $55 to get in the door :)

 

http://www.sheboygananimalhospital.com/



#30 CupcakeHammies

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:23 AM

Thank you so much for making this thread, missPixy! I found a vet 20 minutes or so away from me! Yay!