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Old 01-20-2015, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog pete has been very grumpy the last 2 days and was super sensitive to touch, I noticed a little blood in his litter box yesterday, and made a vet appointment today which I couldn't make due to an emergency, so it was re scheduled to tomorrow. But I checked on him a couple minutes ago and there was a lotttt more blood. And he hasn't been running on his wheel and has been drinking a ton of water. Also I found a couple quills but since he's been quilling (hes a baby) im assuming that has nothing to do with the bloody urine.. Can someone please help me and tell me what's weong with him? And what may be causing this?
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How old is Pete?

My first though was UTI, my second thought was cancer and my third was super rough boy time.

With the extra water intake, I think a UTI is most likely. Should be able to be cleared up with antibiotics.
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Pete is only a couple months old, I'd say like 6 tops. my boyfriend bought him for me and the pet store didn't really tell him anything about him they just like let him buy him.
But yes lots and lots of extra water intake. And also I just checked on him and there's blood on and under neath his wheel (as well as some fresh poop, as to be expected) but he's been drinking lots and lots of water. I got him in to see the vet tomorrow as early as j could. I saw that the vet may have to gas him to get a good look at him, is that safe for hedgies?
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Yes it is safe for hedgehogs. With something like a UTI its pretty hard for a vet to do an examination of the hedgehog is all balled up. They usually just gas then enough to get them to unball.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was just wondering what the vet said? Is he OK?
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