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A big problem for Hettie!

21 November 2018

Recently, 4 month old Russian Dwarf hamster Hettie visited Willows’ Primary Care vet, Georgina, as her owners had noticed she had developed a lump the size of a grape just behind her right elbow. The lump was found to be a cyst which was drained, but unfortunately it continued to grow and started to slow her down.

 

A big problem for Hettie!

 

Like any youngster, Hettie loved to spend time playing and having fun so her owners decided to have the lump removed so she could start enjoying life again. At only 48 grams in weight, Hettie’s surgery posed some challenges, with the average veterinary patient being 500x her weight (25kg Labrador).

However she proved to be a fighter and the surgery was a success. The lump was removed in full and Hettie was home the same day - enjoying her new found freedom. Seven days later Hettie was back at the surgery for a check-up; her surgical wound had completely healed and she was happily up to her usual tricks!

 

A big problem for Hettie!

A big problem for Hettie!

 

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