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Old 07-09-2018, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default help! hedgehog has black/sore nail!

i’ve had my little guy for about 6 months now and yesterday i noticed under the nail on one of his front paws was black, i thought it was just him stepping in his own poop so i tried to wash it out but then i saw that it was bleeding so i looked closer and saw the nail was very easily bending and looks as if it’s about to fall off, i’ve been giving him foot baths and putting his paw into flour to stop the bleeding but i’m not sure of this is critical or not! i would take him to the vet but in my area having a hedgehog as a pet is very uncommon and the vet doesn’t really seem to know what she’s doing whenever i’ve took him in the past. what should i do and how to i make it better? help! (i added some photos of his little paw)
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That toe looks infected and probably needs antibiotics to clear it up. You don't want to take a chance of the infection getting into the bone.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My girl has a kinda similar thing, but I don't think as bad. I thought it would go away on it's own, but maybe I'll take a pic and post on here too to see what you guys think.

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