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Old 03-07-2014, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog Penelope has a large tumor, I think, at the top of her mouth and she is producing this awful smelling spit up. She also has a tumor in her reproductive area. She is progressively getting worse at walking and will just fall over on her side. I don't know what to do because when I went to the vet, she said it was a small tumor in her mouth and now it covers the whole roof and can't really eat. Any suggestions on if I should put her down?
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like it might unfortunately be time to let her go. Oral tumors grow fast, from what I've read, and it's only going to get worse. If she seems to be suffering and her quality of life has gotten that much worse, it may be best to end her pain now. I'm sorry you and Penelope are going through this.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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https://www.hedgehogcentral.com/forum...ral-tumor.html

that's a picture of it that I just took today
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I agree with Lilysmommy. The kindest thing you can do at this point is to think about her comfort. I know it's a horrible decision to have to make but it sounds like it's time to let her be at peace.
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Do you know how much it is to do so? I heard for a cat it's like $150 or at least over $100
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I've been quoted at about $60 from a few different vets in my area (Washington state) for euthanasia.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok thank you! I'll look into it I guess
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