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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sick Hedgies

Well, I suppose it was bound to happen eventually, though it's not exactly the way I would have expected. My Goo is sick. She's been sneezing a decent bit for the last couple of days. It's kind of bizarre (least to me) since it's not like she comes into contact with other hedgies to catch germs from. -But- both our dogs and cats are sick right now...sneezing, goopy eyes. I know ferrets and dogs can trade things back and forth. Anyone know if hedgies can catch things from cats or dogs? And aside from that, should I plan to take her into the vet? I can't imagine how you medicate a hedgehog...
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I don't know about germ transmission from cats/dogs to hedgies. I would call the vet to get their opinion and ask if you should bring in your hedgie.

Have you changed the type of bedding you use?


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Yep, a vet trip is in order. Do you have an exotic vet that you take your hedgie to?

I don't know if they can catch things from a cat or dog though....

I've given my hedgie medicine through a syringe before. It was very easy because he liked the flavor...although he would annoint too! lol
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nope, nothing's different. Same food, same bedding, etc. That's why it seems so odd to me. I haven't had to take her into the vet before so I'm going to have to try and find one that sees hedgehogs. We just moved a couple months ago so I'm not familiar with an exotic vet here in Baltimore. Thanks for the advice!
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Here is a listing of vets is Maryland:

http://hedgehogcentral.com/care/vets/md.html

Good luck & I hope Goo is better soon.
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