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Old 08-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sometimes when Quinn urinates I hear a quiet squeal. I mentioned this in an earlier post and I haven't heard it in a while. However, the past couple of days she hasn't been eating much and yesterday she barely ate. Also, she has been getting lethargic. She will come out of her bag, walk around a little and then lie down in the open. I'm worried and called the vet today and she has an appointment tomorrow. I know the symptoms are vague but she's not acting herself. I took her out tonight and normally she would run around and explore but tonight she just lied on me. Have any of you experienced anything like this? I'm freaking out and praying it's nothing serious.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Poor Quinn. I'm sorry she's not feeling well. It definitely sounds like a vet is a good idea. The sounds when urinating makes me think UTI or kidney/bladder problems. I'm not sure how much those would contribute to lethargy and unwillingness to move around though, having not experienced a hedgie with a UTI myself. I hope you guys get some answers at the vet and please keep us updated!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I will post as soon as we get back. I feel so bad for her, last year she had reoccuring ear infections and now this. I've been putting some kibble in her bag so she doesn't have to move far to eat.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wishing you luck!
All I can really suggest is getting bloodwork done as well as getting a urinalysis done with urine drawn directly from the bladder.
Depending on what those results give, an X-ray. But only if the above results turn up abnormal.

Keep us updated!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have kidney problems and on bad days it definitely causes me to be lethargic and just unwilling to move. It's painful. But that's me and I'm mostly human ahah not sure about a hedgie! good luck
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Back from the vet. He said it's probably a UTI and she's on Baytril. He wants us to call in 5 days to tell him if it looks like the meds are working. However she has to take it longer then 5 days. I keep everyone updated.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Does she use a litter? I'd suggest switching to white paper towels if you use pellets in there, so you can better inspect for blood.

Good luck to your Quinn, I hope she fights through her illness as bravely as my own Quinn did
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks. We use a white sheet from the pet store that absorbs urine. So far no blood.
You have good taste in names lol and I'm glad your Quinn got better!
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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How is little Quinn feeling?
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think they're helping. She started eating more and I haven't heard her little squeal. It's only been 3 days though but it's looking up. Thanks for asking
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