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Old 08-22-2017, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ballooned hedgehog after dry heaving

Hi all,
I was given this English hedgehog that was found on moorland with fly eggs infesting it on its stomach and in its spines, I removed all the eggs with tweezers and kept it overnight in appropriate care. Its condition went downhill and now (two days later) it was barely moving and would only eat by syringe..I kept him on my chest to warm him up as he was cold and barely moving when he started dry heaving, until suddenly he inflated like a balloon and stopped suddenly, and immediately died..does anyone know why this happened? I do not have my own means of transport and live in the countryside, the nearest vet was 25 miles away and I could only arrange a visit for tomorrow.
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There's no way to tell why it died (well, it likely died because it didn't get veterinary treatment, but the exact cause of death isn't something we could tell you - only a necropsy could). It could be anything from infections, being weakened by the maggot infestation, etc... often if they're infested like that there's an underlying cause & something else is wrong with the hedgehog.
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