Following on from our story yesterday, Dylan the hamster was diagnosed with Cushings- a hormonal condition that meant he was producing too much steroid.
Vet Jayne discovered that it could be treated but the only medicine available was for dogs.
With a few calculations and some mixing of the capsule contents in water, Dylan began his treatment.
He responded very quickly as you can see from the photo below - his hair grew back, he drank less water and his tummy settled down.
It is now over six months since he started treatment and he is a complete star for his regular checks with Jayne. Obviously he wouldn’t be doing this well without the amazing dedication of his owners and their outstanding ability to obtain a hamster urine sample!
We are fortunate at Letchworth Veterinary Centre to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusiastic staff
At Letchworth Veterinary Centre we combine the highest standard of care for your pets with a friendly and personal service.