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Your veterinarian will often treat Tyzzer's disease by administering broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs. He or she may also prescribe vitamin and mineral supplements to help improve the health status and immunity of the infected hamsters. If the hamster is dehydrated, fluids and electrolyte supplements may be administered.
Consult your veterinarian regarding the hamster's diet and post-treatment care routine. In addition, wash your hands thoroughly before and after attending to other hamsters to minimize the chances of spreading the infection.
Routinely cleaning the hamster's living area and separating healthy hamsters from those suspected of infection are two good ways of preventing the spread of Tyzzer's disease.
a) A type of antibiotic that kills both gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
b) A type of pesticide that is known to kill a whole variety of insects but also tends to affect other wildlife as well.