I`ve put this off for a few weeks now but Chubs, my wee elderly Russian hamster has been unable to eat his dry food normally and I suspect he has either overgrown lower teeth, or something up with his teeth. I have tried getting a look in his mouth to no avail, so the best course of action is to just take him in and let the vet check his teeth and if they are overgrown or broken, they can be clipped there and then. I`m dreading it as he`s a nervous wee soul, but I`ve had to bite the bullet and make the appointment because I know he`s not eating properly and with the weekend coming up, I don`t want things becoming an emergency. A very good friend of mine will drive me in once she drops her daughter off at school so I`ll be going in for 9:30am. Otherwise I would have had to phone for a taxi there and back, so I`m relieved that my friend is free to drive me there and back.
He also has some kind of tumour under his chest area, but this isn`t something that has been bothering him at all, but the vet can re-assure me on this too, which will be good.
Ideally, I wanted to go in this afternoon but my friend wasn`t available due to other commitments, so I will have to wait until morning. Chubs is eating his soft prepared food in the meantime, so he`s eating okay, which is the main thing, but I can see he`s starting to struggle, so better to get this seen to now. Will update once he`s been seen. x