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Old 12-04-2018, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oral squamish cell carcinoma


I am a first time poster, long time hedgehog owner, my 4 year old girlie Maggie has developed oral Cancer, vet has told us it is very aggressive and treatment would be evasive and could either end her life prematurely or would reduce her quality of life, ie. Remove her jaw and would take away her one great joy in life, eating. ..we are treating her palliatively, she is still enjoying wet food immensely dispite the large growth and frequent teeth and bleeding issues. I have recently read some discussion of the use of frankincense essential oil on cancers and was wondering if anyone else has tried this? I just want to ease any discomfort she might have but do not want to try anything that could hurt her. Young living published an article on this, but more towards human use. . Would welcome any feedback. Thank you. I have attached a few pictures showing its rapid progression. It was very small in October, and continues to grow rapidly each week. I do not have a pic from this week but the bath picture is 3 weeks old and it is larger now.

**Please ignore the poop in her bath water, this happens and she was taken out. Lol**
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Many oils are toxic to animals and I don't know of any research on hedgehogs and essential oils. Personally I wouldn't take the chance of her reacting to it.
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Yes, that has been my hunch also. I wouldn't want to try anything that could do more harm then good.

Just wish there was more I could do for her. I have had the joy of having hedge hogs in my life since about 2002, this little one has the most amazing temperament that I have ever seen. It bothers me that she is otherwise so happy and healthy and this is cutting her life short . I have lost one hog to wobbly leg syndrome and the others have been quick and sudden. She is my first to have a long ailment like this one.
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