Hamster owners in Singapore do surf the internet to look for hamster vets to operate on the pet's tumours as illustrated in this case. "The tumour was small at first," the young man said. "But the vet did not do any surgery even when it grows fast."
This tumour is large at 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm. Therefore the anaesthetic risks are much higher as it takes a longer time to operate as compared to a small one at 0.5 cm. All was OK as the hamster recovered and went home.