What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?

Question by Megan: What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?
What is the best way to treat and eliminate mites on Syrian Hamsters?
Friends of mine have a Syrian Hamster and she itches all the time. They have heard that she may have mites but they are unsure on how to treat them.

What is the safest and most effective way for them to treat the their mite problem?

Best answer:

Answer by Hamster Xpert
Mild cases of mite infestations can be treated with an anti-mite spray designed for rodents available from pet shops. The head of the hamster should be shielded to avoid spraying into the eyes and the body sprayed. The cage should be cleaned, sprayed with the anti-mite spray and clean bedding should be provided. This treatment should be repeated as directed on the anti-mite spray.

Hamsters suffering from mites should be isolated from any other hamsters or animals and be placed in a room of their own to avoid spreading mites to other animals.

If mild cases fail to improve within a day or two or in cases of severe mite infestation, or if signs of Mange develop veterinary treatment should be sought.

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Redbox shelter meIf you’re looking for an inspiring and uplifting film to rent tonight, how about “Shelter Me”, an incredible PBS documentary that celebrates shelter pets and the humans who love them?

And, you can help pets while you’re at it! Through April 29, Redbox will donate 100% of the proceeds of Shelter Me rentals to the Halo Pet Foundation, dedicated to supporting shelters and rescues.

Shelter Me” is hosted by Katherine Heigl and sponsored by Halo. The film, by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Latham, aired last year across the nation and is available for rental at 45,000 Redbox locations.

The film follows the journey of two dogs from the streets, to their shelter experience, to their happy endings. Shelter Me shares the story of veterans, struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, who credit their shelter dogs with saving their lives. And, the film goes into a women’s prison, where inmates train shelter dogs become service dogs for people with disabilities, vets and autistic kids.

Visit Redbox.com today to reserve your copy for rental and help support the incredible work shelters and rescues are doing to save these wonderful pets.

For more about Shelter Me, visit: Shelter Me @ Redbox Supports the Halo Pet Foundation


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Funny Kitten Repurposes Vacuum Into Digeridoo? [VIDEO]

Step Aside Roomba Cat, Digeridoo Cat Has Arrived

Digeridoo Cat

Most housepets run screaming from the household vaccuum cleaner, or at least attempt to dominate it in some fashion – but not this brave kitty!  Watch as this creative kitty fashions the vacuum clearner into his own digeridoo…or at least enjoys the cool air on his tongue.




Don't know what a digeridoo is? Now you know – watch below!

The Daily Treat: Animal Planet

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Dalmatian Puppy


Adorable Dalmatian puppy well, reflecting…….. no pun intended!

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My dog was diagnosed with skin allergies. What is the best food for dogs who have this skin condition?

Question by belle: My dog was diagnosed with skin allergies. What is the best food for dogs who have this skin condition?
My dog was diagnosed with severe skin allergies, the vet prescribed several medications and special food for her, but it’s all way to expensive. The vet was charging me about $ 300 dollars for everything. With a two year old at home there is no way i can afford this. Does anyone know of any home remedies I can do for my Peke and does anyone recommend a special food brand?

Best answer:

Answer by siriusb23
It depends on what the allergy is, but the most typical is grains, followed by beef/cattle. Our rottweiler had skin allergies, and we started by eliminating beef food and treats (because that was easiest.) There was no effect. So we switched to a 100% grain-free food, and she only gets a small amount of treats with small quanities of grain in them. Her skin condition has cleared up entirely.

I can’t remember the brand we use, but we get it from Costco, it comes in something like a 30-lb bag for about $ 30, all-blue bag. Just find something that’s labeled 100% grain-free and try that, and remember treats have grain also.

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Clifford the Big Red Dog Kitchen Science Kit #Giveaway ~ Ends May 18th

Clifford and his friends love exploring the world around them and with this exciting kit they are learning all about KITCHEN SCIENCE! Emily Elizabeth, the narrator in the colorful 20-page manual, guides young scientists through captivating experiments with catchy titles such as test tube explosion, making slime, crystal star, crystal art, milk glue, colored celery, waking up fungus, fungus eats bananas, fungus in a tube, sticky ice, upside down trick, crystal garden, and exploding volcano. Young Scientists will feel like real scientists when they use the included colorful lab tray, measuring cup, test tubes, and funnel to perform their experiments!

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Salmonella Warning On Rollover Pork Tenders Dog Treat

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or use the Rollover Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.
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Test Study PetArmor Plus.wmv

Test study on PetArmor Plus a generic version of Frontline Plus.
Video Rating: 1 / 5

Short television bumper I created for Pet Armor Plus, a national client, in association with The CW Television Network affiliate in Savannah, GA.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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The other day we met Gaia, an apricot poodle who lives in Cap d’Ail. Now meet Vally, a Bichon Frisé who is her housemate. Vally is 9 years old.


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Why You Should Hire A Jupiter Flood Cleanup Company

Homeowners in Jupiter, FL are fully aware of the ever present danger of water damage. At any moment, people living in South Florida can be subjected to sever thunderstorms, floods, or even hurricanes. This is why it is so incredibly important for building owners in Jupiter to have the number of a reputable Jupiter water [...]

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