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Old 08-23-2015, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Hedgehog Brock is almost 5-6 yrs old now, he has gone through gum growth removal and now 1 month ago he was treated for possibility for mites and staph infection. So he's doing fine now, but recently he's been chirping alot, so i've gotten worried since its while he sleeps (snoring maybe?) and even while idling by or walking around the house or just eating, he doesn't run on his wheel as often as he used to, but at least once every two days , due to his age, should i take him to the vet for another check up again? , i'm just concerned and worried. keep me posted everyone, i'll put up pics and a video tomorrow.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Brock playing around-
He's almost old
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv_OCUkPMps



Month later(today)-
Chirping /wheezing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxXpIOLrJfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTmfhlk5MVY

so i want to call the vet tomorrow to stay updated and to just check, it'll cost money but i'm just wanting to reach out on here for advice and such. Maybe an appointment within the week.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Chirping, what was he doing while he was making these noises?
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Chirping, what was he doing while he was making these noises?
usually he would eat, poop, idle around , walking, he chirps/ wheezes on and off, sounds like he's sick?

mostly its while sleeping, and being idle
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the video that was blacked out, he was sleeping, the other i just pet him and gave some food, and then he went to his igloo and prepared to sleep
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UPDATE- Brock had to be put to sleep since complications and he is already ill and old, and lived a long life of almost 6 yrs old

RIP :/
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I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Thanks, it was the best thing we can do after the 911 Pet clinic and the Doc can do since it would be better to not let him deal with any more complications

after having gone through
-surgery/removing gum growth on the left side
- mites and staph infection medication with antibiotics
-and recently a small gum growth on right side(prevented him from eating and doing usual routines)
-started wheezing and labored breathing(gas build up from possible tumors/ or just stress build up from feeling depressed)
- too much for the little one to handle, especially not wanting to eat or drink anymore

I miss him dearly
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I understand the difficulty of such a decision, though. Even when it's the best thing, the loss is profound.

I've made such a decision three times in my life: when I was 20 for the cat who'd been my best friend most of my life; a year ago today for the dog who had been my best friend for 14 years (my entire adult life; I got him shortly after I graduated university); and 8 months ago -- for my mother.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sorry for your loss, sometimes the best way we can love them is let them go.
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