KORDON - Oasis Wet-Tail Drops, Liquid Treatment for Diarrhea - 1 fl. oz. (29 ml)

Product Description
$13.49 CAD
  • Easy to Use Liquid
  • Pets Like the Orange Flavor
  • Diarrhea Treatment & Preventative
  • May Be Given Mixed Into Drinking Water
  • Easily Dispensed With Eye-Dropper
  • Made in U.S.A.

OASIS WET-TAIL DROPS are an effective liquid treatment for the condition commonly known as "wet tail". Wet tail is a stress induced diarrhea that is very dibilitating on the hamster and often fatal. Early diagnosis and intervention is the best course of curative action. See detailed disease description and instructions below.

These effective drops have the same antibiotic as the competing brand - and may be used in place of or in a continuation of treatment started with that brand. However - OASIS WET-TAIL DROPS have a palatable orange flavoring. Hamsters love the taste, and consume more treated water, increasing the odds of a successful cure. Its a matter of choice...and the hamsters choose OASIS WET-TAIL DROPS every time!

Safe for use with hamsters of all sizes and types, mice, rats, gerbils and guinea pigs. WET-TAIL DROPS come in a one ounce bottle,with a convenient dropper and detailed instruction sheet.


For HAMSTERS stressed by transport, new diet or excessive handling. Stress is believed to be the leading cause of diarrhea (wet-tail) in hamsters. Also suitable for mice, rats, gerbils, guinea pigs and similar small pets.

Obvious changes in behavior or physical appearance such as weight loss, hunched posture, hair coat that is ungroomed or "standing up", hamster sitting in one position with eyes squinted, lack of appetite, dehydration or diarrhea. The animal may not want to be handled and may show signs of depression or anxiety. Early intervention (before onset of diarrhea) offers the best chance for a cure.

Sick hamsters often have dry looking ears (a sign of dehydration) held back against the head (often with a folded look), and empty cheek pouches which give the face a thin, lean look. Any sign of a distended belly is a sign of digestive trouble that may be wet-tail in the advanced stages.

The serious condition known as "Wet-Tail" or Proliferative Ileitis is most often characterized by a wet or matted tail and/or lower belly area, with obvious staining from diarrhea. Wet-tail is thought to be a stress induced watery diarrhea that is bacterial in origin, likely infectious and often fatal unless treated very early. When stress of any kind upsets the hamster's natural defenses, it becomes susceptible very quickly to wet-tail disease. Since wet-tail is very difficult to control, any symptoms such as those listed above are indications that your hamster needs help urgently... do not delay treatment until you actually see signs of diarrhea.

NOTE: To guard against infection transmission when receiving new hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils or other pocket pets, thoroughly wash any plastic pet containers used for transporting your new pet. Use hot soap and water followed by soaking in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach. Dispose of or cardboard pet-caddy boxes promptly. Keep new pets separate for at least 7 days.

Any change in habits such as being shipped to the pet store, being moved to a new cage or change in the arrangement or set-up of the hamster's existing home, disruption of the food pantry area or introduction of a new diet. Changes in a hamster's living conditions should be made gradually if at all. Hamsters are creatures of routine and habit, and do not understand the changes made by people caring for them. To avoid stress, clean only part of the cage at any time, and leave the food storage pantry area alone and undisturbed. If there is damaged or spoiled food, remove only that portion of the food pantry and leave the rest where the hamster knows it is safe and available. Hamsters gain security from knowing that their source of food is safe and available at all times.

Causes of diarrhea other than stress may be infectious in nature. ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER IMMEDIATELY AFTER HANDLING SICK HAMSTERS.

TREATMENT OF STRESS: To help in preventing stress to your new pet hamster, limit the amount of time spent handling the hamster, and do not wake it up while it is sleeping in its nest for the first week.


Package Description: 1 fl. oz. (29 ml)

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Active Ingredient: 
Neomycin Sulfate equivalent to not less than 20 mg/mL of Oasis Wet-Tail Drops.

Amount To Give As A Direct Oral Dose: (most effective for hamsters and guinea pigs - some smaller pets do not accept hand feeding very well.)

Chinese Hamster (1.5 oz. wt.)....................1 drop daily
Siberian Hamster (1 oz. wt.)........................1 drop daily
Golden or Teddy Hamster (4-5 oz. wt.)......2 drops daily
Rats (4-8 oz. wt.)............................................2 drops daily
Guinea Pig (2-2.5 lb. wt.)..............................3 drops daily

If possible, weigh your pet using a small kitchen scale. These weights are based on the average weight of the average pet of the types listed.

Change drinking water daily, and be sure that this is your pet's only source of water.

Oral Dropper: For hamsters and guinea pigs, use an eyedropper to place solution directly into their mouth (see dosage chart below.) This should be done at least once on the first day of treatment, and preferably once in the morning and once at night. Animals under 6 months of age should receive 1/2 the adult doses listed below. If symptoms persist, treatment can be repeated for another course of 7 days. If condition does not improve, or any additional or prolonged symptoms are noticed, your pet will require the attention of your veterinarian.

Drinking Water Dose: Add 3 teaspoons or 15 mL to 2 ounces (60 mL) of fresh drinking water. This creates a double strength solution for the first day's treatment. If pet refuses to drink, try giving the treated water to your hamster with an eyedropper. Treat continuously for 5 to 7 days.
Following treatment with Oasis Wet-Tail Drops antibiotic, use Oasis Alive & Well with probiotics for 6 days to re-establish normal intestinal balance. Click here for information on Oasis Alive & Well.

Keep out of reach of children. For use with pet animals only. 
Not recommended for use with non rodents or rabbits.

Stress and the resulting wet-tail diarrhea can be caused by absence of food and/or water, or the incorrect diet. the preferred diet for hamsters is a "formed" diet in the shape of pellets, cubes or blocks (such as Oasis Biskits). This allows the hamster to gnaw on the food which contributes to good dental health, and prevents selective eating. Each bite is a uniform blend of all the total nutrients the hamster needs, and it cannot eat only its favorite pieces. Most formed diets can be fed using hoppers or holders (such as the Oasis Biskit Baskit.)

Diets that are "mash" style are comprised of loose grains and seeds, which do not fulfill total nutritional requirements while allowing the hamster to pick and choose only what he wants to eat. Loose mash style feeds can be shuffled out of feed dishes, walked through and scattered or contaminated with urine or feces.

Hamsters are apparently more susceptible to vitamin deficiencies than other small animal pets, and fat levels appear to be critical to their survival. To prevent diet related stress, keep your hamster on a consistent formed diet, and if absolutely necessary to change the diet, do so gradually. If offering dark leafy greens or fresh carrots once or twice a week, be sure that the food is washed thoroughly.

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