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Blood Work for Hamsters & Gerbils

hamster blood work

Hamsters and gerbils are prey animals and as such they tend to hide disease. In the wild, showing signs of weakness or disease makes them vulnerable and an easy prey. They keep this instinct in captivity and try to hide disease. As time goes by, the disease process continues and they reach a point where they cannot hide it anymore. As days/weeks pass by, the small rodent becomes very sick and the disease process can be significantly advanced. Blood work allows us to recognize diseases so we can help your pet overcome the disease.

Some of the diseases we can identify through blood work include:

  • Anemia
  • Dehydration
  • Polycythemia
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Bone disease and abnormalities on calcium metabolism
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Signs of inflammatory disease

If you have questions about this test or how it is performed please contact us and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

Contact Address

Exotic Animal Hospital of Orlando
24 Sturtevant St, Orlando, FL 32806
Email: santiagodvm@orlandoexoticveterinarian.com
Phone: 407-286-3484
Fax: 407-650-2548