Thursday, September 9, 2010

191. Telephone diagnosis

"My dwarf hamster has a bloated stomach since last week," the lady owner phoned me. "He has not been eating or pooping much. What can I do?"

It is hard to give a telephone diagnosis. Bring down for a check-up.

Vet 1 gave a laxative oil and oral antibiotics for 5 days as well as produce a beaufiful X-ray of the backide. Constipation?

"Looks like he has stones," my assistant saw big lumps on x-rays

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