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Can hamsters get pneumonia?

m.v. 2009/10/22 22:45:10
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My cousin's friend said her hamster died of pneumonia. LOL. I don't really believe her. Just wondered what my brilliant Sodaheads had to say. :P
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  • Captain Sticky 2009/10/22 23:41:16
    Yes. Yes they can.
    Captain Sticky
    Yeah, they can get Rickets too.

    You're not saying a dead hamster is funny, are you?
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2009/10/22 23:02:06
    Yes. Yes they can.
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    But they can also get MRSA which is a bacterial infection that can act like pneumonia and does kill. Humans can also get it and your cousin should take bacteria cleaners and clean the area than the hamster was around and the room it was in. MRSA is a super bug that has been taking over and kills tens of the thousands per year. They just found it on the beaches in Washington State. It's in hospitals, nursing homes, public places and even schools as students have even died from it and it made national press. That's also why you have to wash your hands after handling pets as pets carry the infection when they walk around. Most people have their immune system fight it but the elderly don't hold up as well and many die yearly as a result.
  • Mr. Penguin•the guy you've ... 2009/10/22 22:53:35
    Yes. Yes they can.
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    yess
  • Yes. Yes they can.
    Jerry (Iron Priest)☮ R ☮ P ☮ 201
    My wife is a veterinarian. Believe your friend. All mammals, rodents included, can get pneumonia.
  • m.v. Jerry (... 2009/10/22 22:50:03 (edited)
    m.v.
    +1
    Wow... how do they cough? o_o
    Thank you for the answer. =)
  • Jerry (... m.v. 2009/10/22 22:51:29
    Jerry (Iron Priest)☮ R ☮ P ☮ 201
    I don't know how they cough. I imagine the same way we do.
  • m.v. Jerry (... 2009/10/22 22:57:38 (edited)
    m.v.
    +1
    Hm. I've just never seen an animal cough. :/ It must be interesting to be a veterinarian.
  • Captain... m.v. 2009/10/22 23:40:36
    Captain Sticky
    Never saw a dog cough? Come on now....
  • m.v. Captain... 2009/10/22 23:50:04
    m.v.
    Nope. I've seen one sneeze, I've seen one barf, I've seen one gag...but never cough.
  • Captain... m.v. 2009/10/22 23:57:24
    Captain Sticky
    Hang in there; you will.
  • m.v. Captain... 2009/10/22 23:58:22
    m.v.
    I honestly can't wait. :/

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