Sonic's in such bad pain! How can I help her while we wait for vet appt? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Kalandra
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2020, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 9
Exclamation Sonic's in such bad pain! How can I help her while we wait for vet appt?

Sonic is experiencing severe tooth pain. She is "puffling", licking the air and her body, biting (she never does), eye open platting, refusal to be touched. She broke her tooth (visible on RU) when biting her bottle.

We are waiting for her vet appt next week

We switched her from a bottle to a H20 basin. We are giving her rest, water from basin, the hard food she likes (she is overeating but won't eat wet food), and 2mg oral diphenhydramine qh6.

What else can I do to help her be more comfortable before her vet appt next week?

Such a long time for her to be in pain!!! I feel so helpless seeing her in pain. I am grateful for any advise to make her more comfortable while waiting
Tyetheemt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 01-20-2020, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,565

Just saw this, hopefully things are going ok and your visit to the vet is soon. But, for the most part it sounds like you are doing what you can so far. Monitor her food intake, if she stops eating completely be prepared to syringe feed her and ensure that she is drinking. You may see that her activity levels drop and she may just stop doing everything. Some will go into shutdown mode. They are in pain and kinda just give up, stay in bed and won't eat or drink without you forcing the issue.

The only other thing you can do is find an emergency vet that will see her and provide pain relief until your normal vet can pull the tooth.
Tyetheemt likes this.

Kalandra is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum