She is a WW.. Please read this all:
Does anyone know if this could be life threating? Will it get better now that she has a big solid wheel that I clean daily and lot's of clean soft bedding, even if I can't effectively put ointment (special honey) on her foot that much? I tried putting some manuka honey active 12+ (it was the only one I could find. I'll be looking for 16+ tho) with a cotton q-tip but every time the q-tip would toch her paw she'd jerk back! i tried this several times and even gave her treats inbetween but no luck.. so I only got to put a teeny little bit on and she ended up licking her paws forever after I gave up.
Is there anything I could put in her water or food to help the infection/inflamation? An antibiotics or something?
I put a little bit of all natrual organic vitamin C powder in her water, so if anything it can boost her imune system to help fight infection in her foot better. But I put very little since I wasn't sure how much I should put. I got the powder from a 500 mg capsul and I probably put like little over 1/10th of it (like a pinch), so i'm thinking i put around 70 mg maybe
in a full water bottle that she's drinks very slowly. I tasted the water and you can barely taste a slight hint of it. She drank a bit and didn't seem to notice a difference. When I'm trying to fight a throat infection (I get them a lot I think I need to have my tonsils removed or something) I take like 2000 mg in one shot so I'm thinking 70 mg taken slowly thourgh out several days is maybe close to the eqvilant in a hamster sized dose. Does anyone know the vitamin C healthy limit a day for hamsters?
So I can better measure how much I should put. I read extra vitamin C can help cure bumble foot in rodents, and I figured it couldn't hurt to put a little.
Please respond with helpful asnwers.. thanks guys..
Edited by yourstrulygaby, 17 April 2012 - 01:55 PM.