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Old 12-04-2018, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgie, Tank is about to turn 5. In the last few weeks hes lost a lot of weight and the last 2 days he cant stand and is so frail. I called the only vet in a 1.5 hour radius a bit ago (after searching and searching... plus I just WRONGLY lost my 14 year career last month and its Christmas and were trying so hard to stay afloat but our boy is family and its killing me) but of course Tuesdays is by request only and I get a machine on the emergency after hours number! I know hes old..I know theres just so much that can be done..but is there ANY formula or way to try and get nutrition in him until tomorrow at least when I can get him that far away to the vet? Ive tried syringe feeding him wet cat food and hes interested in the smell but not so much eating it and hes not eaten a mealie in ages even though we offer each night. I feel like nutrients would help him more than anything! I cant stand this.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Awww poor man maybe try some rehydration powders? . How is he?
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only thing you can do is keep syringe feeding him. You can get some Hills A/D or some Carivore Care from the vet.
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