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Old 04-26-2016, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
So I'm the mom of lil Chloe, who I'm guessing is a bit over 2 years old at this point.

She's had a URI before, about a year to a year and a half ago, and had crust on her nose and we caught on pretty quickly that she wasn't doing well. Got her on antibiotics and she was back to her normal grumpy self within a week.

Recently, however, she's been sneezing a lot more than normal. Wet sneezes! She sneezes a lot usually, and always has (especially when sniffing around a lot) but these seem a bit different. She has no other symptoms of a URI though. She's in my bedroom and within 5 minutes of me and my partner going to bed we hear her start her eating/drinking water/running on her wheel routine, so there don't seem to be any issues there?

The thing that's tipping me off to the fact that it might be allergies is (and this may be super dumb) I'm allergic to every natural thing in the book and right around the time lil Chloe started sneezing I started getting mild allergies too.

So does it sound like allergies? Should we take her to the vet next week regardless? If it is allergies, is there anything I can do to mitigate them? We live in an apartment without A/C, so leaving the windows open isn't too much of an option unless we all wanna cook!

Any opinion is welcome!
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I would take her to the vet just in case. Since hedgehogs are so good at hiding illnesses she might not be feeling as good as she appears to be. What kind of bedding is she on?
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I would take her to the vet just in case. Since hedgehogs are so good at hiding illnesses she might not be feeling as good as she appears to be. What kind of bedding is she on?
She's on paper bedding, that pink/purple/blue fluff that you can get at Walmart.

I took her to the vet this morning, if for nothing else than a check-up since it's been over a year. The vet wasn't sure if it was a URI or allergies, but considering how quickly URIs in hedgies can turn deadly, he put her on 10 days of antibiotics and told us to try switching beddings if that didn't clear it up.

So... I guess we don't have an answer! But she sounded a bit congested, he said, so I feel better now that she's on medication.
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I wonder if it's possible that she has some kind of allergy? Is her nose mucousy?
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