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Hamster cough.

Species: Other
Breed: syrain
Age: 3-6 months
Do hamsters have to have a special treatment when they have got a cough?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

There are a number of things that can cause a hamster to cough. Sometimes an allergy can cause this. Is his bedding changed regularly? If bedding gets mouldy or dusty this can affect a hamster's breathing.

If the humidity in the room is too high (>80%) or too low (<20%) this can be a cause as well.

Hamsters can get bacterial infections in their lungs as well.



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