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Old 05-14-2020, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I have a hedgie named max he will be turning 3 soon. I recently saw that his bum was irritated and his pritvate area have some white puss and is yellowish so he hasn’t been grooming himself. We took him to the vet and she gave us some pain meds which he seems to take just fine. I notice that he has recently just been lying in his cage with his eyes open and he seems to be awake in the day. He also seems to be eating a lot of the times I check on him. The vet said it could be neurological. I have been giving him baths because his stool is lose and sometimes green. He also has not been himself lately. He doesn’t settle down when I hold him.
Umm I’m 16 yrs old and have no idea how to help him or what the right move is. I do not want him to be in pain. My mom said it’s up to me because he is mine. How do I make him more comfortable. Should I take out the bedding and put in blankets? When do I know I should let him go?
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think this got lost.

If poo is green its generally upset stomach. Baths won't help with loose stool, and too often will cause issues with dry skin.

Upset stomachs can be painful (even to us) have a feel around see if you can find any lumps, or if theres anywhere he seems to react badly about being touched.

How is he now its been 3 days?
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i dont really know how he is doing, he still is having loose poops but he wont let me touch him that much and i dont know why. i think he is losing his eye sight because he will just lay in his cage with his eyes open and he has like grey around them which he didnt have before. he is still eating and will take the liquid pain meds fine but he is still not grooming himself. my number one concern is that he is in pain. he also is not walking great. sometimes he will drag his back legs and when he trys to walk on all of them he will fall over
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Old 05-21-2020, 03:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Go to the vet, ans get him to do a scan on his back it could arthritis or a tumour pushing on his spine causing him to be able to walk. Or a different neurological issues that cant be found out until after death.

But I would get the vet to make sure its not a tumour on the spine of arthritis first (these both stand a chance of being fixed depending how bad the tumour is if its that)

The loose stools did it start after or before the medication?
Medication can make their stool a bit loose.

Most WHS cases are found before they are 2 so dont let him try to palm you off with its WHS okay?
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