Protozoal Infections in Hamsters

Treatment

 

There are certain anti-protozoal drugs like metronidazole that can be given orally, dissolved in the drinking water, or through injection to control the protozoal infection. If your hamster is dehydrated, a veterinarian may also recommend providing fluids and electrolytes to the animal.

 

Living and Management

 

Separate the infected hamsters from the normal hamsters. Take steps to clean and disinfect all the cages and dispose off any used bedding matter. Follow the veterinarian’s advice for helping your hamster make full recovery from protozoal infection.

 

Prevention

 

Protozoal infections can be prevented to a great extent by maintaining good sanitary cage conditions. Dispose of used bedding material and routinely clean the cage using recommended disinfecting solutions. Also, separate hamsters that appear infected from those that are healthy, and young hamsters from older ones.