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Old 12-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone ^^

i'm new to this forum, so i havent went through the current posted threads yet therefore excuse me if im re-asking

im am by no means substituting your replies to a professional Vet Care, we are all here to exchange knowledge and personal experiences
right? ^^

Thank God my hoglets are healthy but im curious for future reference.

im curious to know how was your experience with your hoglets, how did the Vet treat sneezing? or URI?

i'd like to know what i should expect from my Vet although each Vet has a different technique but things could be similar
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The vet will typically try to get a look at their nose to see how wet it is or how much mucus there is, and they'll try to listen to their lungs and do a general checkup.

They'll typically prescribe an antibiotic that you'll administer with a syringe (https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...ng-sticky.html). The dosage and length of treatment will vary depending on the type of antibiotic, the strength, and how it's prepared (powder for oral suspension, mixed with flavor, etc.).

I've been to a different vet for each of Pig's URIs:

1st time: Vet wanted to sedate Pig in order to listen to his lungs because he wouldn't let them touch him with a stethoscope, but I declined because of the risk considering his URI was very mild. He was prescribed Amoxicilin, 0.26mL twice a day for 10 days.

2nd time: Vet let Pig get comfortable and walk around and he was able to listen to his breathing and observe his sniffling that way. He was prescribed Baytril, 2ml once per day for 7 days.


So it's similar to how your own doctor would check you out for a cold - look at your nose, listen to your lungs, give you a quick once-over to see if there's anything else that could be causing it.

Of course if they ever want to do something you aren't entirely comfortable with, speak up and ask if there's an alternative. Like the vet that wanted to sedate Pig also insisted he needed x-rays and blood work, all because of a couple sneezes. I declined and asked if we could just start a round of antibiotics, which she agreed to do.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Abbys hit it spot on

Never be afraid to tell your vet no. They are there to provide a service FOR you. You are paying them to fix YOUR pet, therefore they have to do, or not do, what you say. Any good vet will understand if you say you are uncomfortable with something.
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Nothing to add on the original question; I lack experience in URIs (yet).

But, since this is the first thread you've started instead of replying to someone else, welcome! You posted on a few other threads where I offered the link, but if you missed it, this book is excellent.

Is Daaly your desert hedgehog the one in the left photo? Such an interesting colour!
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Is Daaly your desert hedgehog the one in the left photo? Such an interesting colour!
hi! Daaly is the black hedgehog ^^ his colors all around his body are black, grey and white with long soft fur on his belly, its sad that he's too grumpy and doesnt let me pet his belly lol i still love him
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