Antibiotics are typically administered by a veterinarian to help control the infection. Anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic agents are also provided to help reduce the inflammation. If the wounds are severe, they may require cleaning, dressing, and the application of antibiotic and/or antiseptic ointments.
If your hamster is nursing, frequently check her mammary glands for injuries caused by the suckling young pups. Once mastitis is confirmed, the mother hamster should not be allowed to nurse. Instead, the pups can be nursed by another nursing female or hand fed. Additionally, follow the antibiotic and wound dressing regimen, as directed by your veterinarian.
To help prevent mastitis, maintain clean living quarters for your hamster and only buy bedding that will not cause irritation.
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
A type of slime that is made up of certain salts, cells, or leukocytes
The glands in female animals that are used to produce milk; also called the udder or breast
Any drug that kills organisms in an animal's tissue or prevents the growth of more.
An infection of the udder; may be infectious or not