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Old 04-17-2018, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Sedating Hedgehogs?

So I have been to 3 different vets for my girl since I got her (testing out which vet is best) because I thought she was having constipation issues a while back. 2 of the vets did not sedate her for the x-ray, but 1 of them wanted to sedate her. They were a bit shocked when I told them that the other places didn't sedate her for the x-ray because they said the picture won't be clear if she moves. I was a bit worried but went along with it.

On a couple threads on here, however, they did not sedate their hedgehog for x-rays. I know that sedating animals can be necessary, but should it be used for taking x-rays?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's very common to sedate any animal for an X-ray. That way no one has to be in th room with them and no one is exposed to the X-rays. You also get a clearer picture with less stress on the animal.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for answering! I won’t worry in the future now if she has to be sedated for an x-ray~
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