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Old 07-22-2019, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, after coming back after a month abroad, I realized my hedgehog's face became really crusty and there were many small white spots that looked like sand. The snout also became a lighter shade and there is significant hair loss around the face area. However, he isn't scratching a lot and there are no bald spots from quill loss. His appetite is still very good and he is very active. Is this a case of dry skin?
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The symptoms you list are items that need to be examined by a veterinarian. Normal dry skin should not be causing fur loss, crustiness, or pigmentation change. The symptoms you list could potentially be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection or possibly a really bad allergic reaction. All of which need to be treated by a veterinarian.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The symptoms you list are items that need to be examined by a veterinarian. Normal dry skin should not be causing fur loss, crustiness, or pigmentation change. The symptoms you list could potentially be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection or possibly a really bad allergic reaction. All of which need to be treated by a veterinarian.
thanks for your reply, i'll have him checked out
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