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Old 05-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Poor sheldon's face is swollen on the right side and a red puffy eye. Is it an allergic reaction? Tooth ache? He runs, eats, and sleeps fine. still quiet as ever.
I haven't changed anything from his regular routine other than trying to get him to eat more hedgehog food then cat food.
Anyone had similar problems? Advice?

I read this article from googling the symptons : http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 146AAVhLbw
That hedgehogs pictures are almost looking like mine except it's not that big and serve yet.

Sheldon's swelling:
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The one in the links looks like an oral tumour.

Sheldon's could be an abscess, infected tooth, or a tumour. If an abscess or tooth, the sooner he sees a vet the better. How old is he?
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He's 2 years old.
I never noticed it till today.
I called the vets. waiting for a call back. sucks noticed on a weekend at closing hours. Hope he'll do fine till monday.
this person on the link said he gave his dog benadryl and to give that persons hedgehog some. small dose of course. What could be used as an antibotic to bring down the swelling till?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Vet monday morning at 9am.
They said polysporin on eye and a cool damp cloth on cheek to keep swelling down till then. Hope it doesnt get so much worse. That picture in the link of that other case freaked me right out.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well the doc confirmed it as a tumor. It's growing outside around the jaw/teeth line.
I assume it'll be about three weeks? Though once it's really starting to effect him(A week or so) i'll put him down. He's still normal as can be and so happy.
Poor guy, he's just still so young.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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im sorry thats so sad. sending thoughts and prayers your way
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Poor man

My hog had a low grade sarcoma in her lower mouth, which spread to her jaw. I made a post here for information:
http://www.pygmyhogsuk.com/t20057-what- ... ight=tumor

She lived for 5 months, which I attribute to her taking metacam and apocaps. Please email me if you have any questions, [email protected]
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Oh no I'm so sorry to hear that. Whenever we hear about oral problems, we always cross our fingers that it's just an abscess or a tooth problem because oral tumors can grow so quickly. But, you never know how long an animal will be able to live a perfectly happy life with a medical problem, so don't give up just yet. Sheldon could still have some good months ahead of him. I'll be thinking of you guys <3
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry. Cancer takes our babies far too often. (hugs) Give him lots of love and spoil him until his time comes...



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Poor man

My hog had a low grade sarcoma in her lower mouth, which spread to her jaw. I made a post here for information:
http://www.pygmyhogsuk.com/t20057-what- ... ight=tumor

She lived for 5 months, which I attribute to her taking metacam and apocaps. Please email me if you have any questions, [email protected]

Interesting read. Thanks for sharing. Though without surgery I am hoping it will last a month or so.
I never knew cancer was such big problems in hedgehogs till just last week.
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