||Deceased, Six months old|
||Dwarf Campbell's Hamster|
was a most remarkable hamster who grabbed our attention one day
while we were at the pet store to buy a lizard. As we passed the
hamster cages, this tiny little guy was leaping up and running back
and forth, mightily striving to get our attention. We went over to
take a closer look and fell in love. From that day forward, we became
After a few months with us, we noticed that Chubb didn't seem quite
right, and after consultation with a vet, Chubb was diagnosed with
diabetes. He received an insulin shot every day, and got a special
diet too. Although Chubb gave his best effort to fighting the
illness, he left us for the Rainbow Bridge after a few short months.
We have been moved by his spirit, and will forever afterwards be
hamster aficionados because of this brave little being.
Through Chubb's experience, we learned of some very special people
who devote themselves to caring for diabetic pets. You can visit them
at Pets With Diabetes
and Diabetes and My Dog.
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