Last week when Eil and friends brought Rusty to the vet, Eil felt that the vet and the people in the clinic were very nice and attentive to the animals. So after checking that they do consultation for hamsters, Eil made an appointment for me to check if the bald patch on my back is anything to worry about.
Jay's owner J is very nice to offer to drive us there. Thank you J jie jie. I was put in a small tank with my tree trunk and water bottle.
(where are you taking me?)
This is my 2nd car ride, the first was when Eil's cousin gave me to the family. I couldn't sit still and as walking up and down the tank to check out what was going on. When we got to the animal clinic, Eil has to fill up a form which ask for her and mine particulars. At the date of birth part, Eil had put down 7 Feb 2005, she didn't know when is my exact birthdate but I came to live with Eil, mama and papa (Eil's parents) in Feb 2005. So Eil just pick a date that is at the starting of Feb to be my dob. :)
Over at the vet, Dr C (she's a cute lady vet) was a little surprised to see me as she said that she dont see much syrian hamsters anymore. She said that I was still pretty active and so she used a towel to hold me (in case I bite) to do the scrap test. Dr C just scrap a little of my skin to do testing, it didn't hurt at all. The result of the test was that I'm clean and ok. I dont have any mites, bacteria or any skin diease.
The balding is due to old age, I guess it's like how some humans drop hair when they grow older too. And Dr C says that some hamsters will drop all their hair, yikes!! I hope that doesn't happen to me. I dont wanna be a totally bald hamster.
After the test, I wasn't feeling too happy. So I just sulk in a corner. :(
Dr C also advise Eil to try to give me more vit. C in my diet like fruits. And she also said that as long as my skin doesn't appear reddish and have wounds there's no need for me to visit the vet anymore. And I was out of the clinic with no need of meds. Yippie!!
Once I got home, I zoomed back into my little house to rest. What a tired day... Although I didn't really like the trip to the vet very much but it's good to put my mind at ease that there is nothing wrong with me. And that I'm still very healthy and active according to the vet :)