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Old 02-14-2009, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vet Visits- How often?

How often should you take your hedgie in for a wellness visit? I know for cats and dogs it's usually once a year, but since they don't live very long, should you get check ups done every six months?
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Default Re: Vet Visits- How often?

Once a year is a minimum recommendation--a lot of people do that. There are also a lot of people who prefer every 6 months, just to keep in contact with the vet and keep the vet up to speed about how the hedgie normally acts. Try to go at least once a year.
Hedgies can live a long time. Some have lived to be 10. Cats and dogs can live longer than that, definitely, but I wouldn't consider 4-8 (the average) and possibly 10 to be short. Let's hope to see a lengthening of that time as knowledge for care improves.
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