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Old 06-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My son's hedgehog has started to smell bad..

and he did not before . His name is Hedgie...and is a lil over 2 yrs old...about 2 months ago, he started to reek...cleaned his cage...nothing out of the ordanary...we spot clean it 2x a day clean whole thing 1x a week and never had a prob.before? Any thoughts? We started to give him more baths to combat the smell...but it's not helping much...now after reading about dry skin and all , worried we might be causing more problems...we use the carefresh, and he has a fleece "house" that now gets rotated with 2 other houses cause they smell soo bad before the week is up...any thought would be helpful! Thanks in advance...spotty1d
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you change the food?
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does his body smell or is it just his poop or urine? Either way, unless you have changed his food or treats, a vet visit is in order because he could have an infection causing the smell.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'll call the vet in am , and will update what the issue was.Thanks so much.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Vet thinks it was an u.t.i so armed with meds...we have been treating for 5 days and smell is decreasing....the vet thinks the extra baths made the problem worse....but Hedgie seems better, and smells a lil better too....
Thanks for the advice!
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Glad to hear he's feeling (& smelling) better! Thanks for the update!!



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