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Inflammation of the Kidneys in Hamsters

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Treatment

 

To alleviate the inflammation your veterinarian might consider the administration of fluids and corticosteroids; vitamin B complex is also sometimes recommended. And if the inflammation is due to an infection, antibiotics are given to the hamster.

 

Living and Management

 

First and foremost, your hamster needs plenty of rest in a calm, clean, and sanitary environment. Consult your veterinarian to formulate a diet that meets the hamster's special needs and follow any other instructions your veterinarian may have given.

 

Prevention

 

Preventing nephritis is often not practical, except when infections is at the root of the problem. In those cases, treating your hamster quickly will help reduce the chances those infectious agents affect the kidneys and subsequently cause nephritis.

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