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Pinworms in Hamsters

Treatment

 

Fortunately, pinworm infections are easily treatable and there are several antihelminthics (drugs to kill endoparasites) available that can be mixed in with feed or hamster. Hamsters that have suffered from a prolonged pinworm infection may require fluid and electrolyte therapy. You veterinarian may also recommend vitamin and mineral supplements to improve your pet's body condition.

 

Living and Management

 

Because pinworm eggs may still be present in the cage, it should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before reintroducing the hamster. Additionally, follow the supportive care regimen as set forth by your veterinarian.

 

Prevention

 

Maintaining good sanitation techniques and a regular deworming schedule help to prevent incidences of pinworm infections.

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