Rats, Mice and Hamsters: The main problems with these species are either skin related (mites/hormonal), respiratory, or visible growths/tumours – often caused by viruses in rats and mice.
Rats can also develop a red discharge from their eyes which resembles blood. It is in fact a porphyrin secreted from the Harderian Gland and is related to underlying stress or other disease.
If you have any concerns with your rat/mouse/hamster, please call us for advice as small animals can become very unwell quickly.
One final comment for any small/exotic pet owner: Weigh them (and record the weight) regularly.
Monday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday : 9am to 11am
(Hillyfields Vets, Winscombe)
Consultations: 9am – 10.30am
Saturday:11am to 1:30pm
(Alexandra Vets, Clevedon)
Consultations: 12pm – 1.30pm