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Old 11-21-2015, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Its getting worse

I'm so scared for my hedgehog right now, he had URI symptoms and was on medication and after he finished the treatment he was fine and looked normal for about two weeks but he started acting up again. Last night he sounded congested and like he was having a hard time breathing, not only that but I have not heard him using his wheel for about two days and his poop has green mucous and it just seems like he's worse than the first time. I already made him an appointment with the vet but I'm scared since I know the same antibiotics won't work. Is there any medication anyone knows of to treat this? Maybe I can ask my vet if I could get that
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What medication works best will vary depending on the infection. Some bacteria are resistant to some strains of drugs. you may want to see if the vet will do a culture and sensitivity test done on the mucous. It will help tell the vet what type of bacteria (if its bacterial) is causing the URI and what drug is the best to treat it.
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