Question about euthanasia/hamster

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So I had to have my hamster put to sleep and the vet gave me the body. I was upset etc so have only just looked at the body
The first thing I saw was that his eye was very popped out/bulging and I’m wondering if it’s due to him struggling/very panicked has the vet had to squeeze etc

Is it something that is expected. I don’t know why I’m asking as it’s over and there’s nothing I can do I guess I’m just searching for peace of mind

Please no trolls/nasty comments
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This is natural. This is not a sign that hamster was struggling. this is probably due to rigor mortis - dead animals release lots of gasses and chemicals, and along with that they go through muscle changes. This is your hamsters body relaxing after death. He would have not looked this when he died, this is an after effect. This happens to humans too, we just never get to see it.

I hope ur okay <3
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(Original post by _aaliceg)
This is natural. This is not a sign that hamster was struggling. this is probably due to rigor mortis - dead animals release lots of gasses and chemicals, and along with that they go through muscle changes. This is your hamsters body relaxing after death. He would have not looked this when he died, this is an after effect. This happens to humans too, we just never get to see it.

I hope ur okay <3
Sorry it took a while, thanks. Hm maybe it was the rigour Mortis would this occur within an hour though.
Guess there’s no point in wondering anymore anyway
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