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Old 11-13-2008, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi. New owner here. I got a lovely female hedgehog for my birthday, and I've trying to do my best to take care of her, but a week ago, she took a pretty heavy fall. she started nose bleeding and got a contusion on her lower left leg. I was oviously worried, so I tooke hr to the vet, and she said it was fine, that she probably needed some rest. Since she was walking and eating normally, I relaxed a bit. Well, today, after a somewhat casual mouth check, I discovered poor Maiche (that's her name) has her lower front left tooth almost completely gone. I saw no blood or scars, but, you know, she has no tooth! Is there anything I can do to help her?
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Aero chipped the tip of his tooth. He used to get scared very easily and quickly put his visor down.. Well if he was on a hard surface (floor, vets table etc) he would hit his teeth. He does it on his bowl too. Well one day I noticed that the pointy tip was gone. There is however a significant amount of tooth and I dont think it chipped far down enough to get the nerve. And he doesnt show pain with it.

Does Maiche show signs of pain? Is she eating and drinking alright? If she is showing signs of pain I would suggest taking her back to the vet and possibly have it removed (or fixed if they can do that for animals). If you notice a problem, you can soften her food up with some warm low sodium chicken broth.

Also when the vet did the full check over after her fall why didnt he notice the tooth?

Give her extra snuggles for me and keep us updated..
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Oh, she's as active as ever, eats and drinks normally (lots of both) and doesnt show signs of pain, as in, she lets me handle her just fine. Her chipped tooth can still be seen, but it is mostly gone. No bleeding or difficulty at chewing, so far.
And I think she's a bit tired of snuggles. I think I cuddle her too much. She's probably thinking "Ugh, this CREEP won't leave me alone!"
This is her: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v738/ ... A50065.jpg
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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OMG that's the cutest picture I've ever seen.

I would like to snuggle her if she's tired of your snuggles
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is an absolutely adorable picture. You have a beautiful hedgie.

I hope her tooth turns out not to be a problem. Like Melissa said, if there's any sign of pain another vet check should be in order. Watch her carefully and go from there.

And welcome to the forum. Sorry it was under these circumstances, but hopefully the rest of your time here will be more positive.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the welcoming guys. I think she trusts me enough, and seems to be acting normally around me, so I hope that, if I see any problems, I'll spot them right away
Yeah, she is quite cute indeed. She likes to bite a lot, though, and she seems to be completely inmune to the air puff thing.
Im still a bit worried about the contusion down there. It isnt weirdly colored or anything like that, but it seems bigger than her other leg area
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Did the vet give you something for the swelling? I'm not sure if that can be helped with antibiotics . I'm also not sure how practical icing her little leg-- perhaps a cool-ish (not cold ) bath and just let her walk around in it? Is she limping at all?
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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no, she's not limping or anything, really. She can run quite fas as it is, in fact. The vet didnt give me anything for it, just recommended some resting time. I already tried icing a little the leg, without getting her too cold, but the swelling sort of just settled as a bigger area.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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As long as it isn't infected and/or hurting her, maybe it will just go down with time. Just keep a very very very very very close eye on her and be very very very gentle.
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Yeah, I'll probably do that. Thanks for the advice.
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