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Lung Infection

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Although not incredibly common hamsters can obtian lung infections from a variety of sources. The most common causes are allergies and colds, however it can be something much more serious. Hamsters that have lung infections may cough or sneeze repeatedly which can cause the infection to worsen. If the lung infection is allowed to go on for long periods of time without treatment it can be fatal to your hamster. Lung infections are more common in hamsters who have a weak immune system due to a history of infections, old age or the presence of another health condition.

Common treatment for lung infections includes the use of antibiotics. For this reason if you fear that your hamster may have a lung infection it is important to take it to the veternarian as soon as possible as they can properly diagnose the condition and recommend the appropriate treatment.


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