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Old 06-24-2016, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 10 month male hedgehog has a red spot under his left front leg. If he had an armpit, it would be there. I was drying him off from a bath when the spot was first brought to my attention. I had tried to hold him on his back in my hand while holding his front leg out, but to my dismay he just bit my thumb. I didnt get a very good chance to look at it, but it doesnt look good. I give him flax seed oil every once in a whille with his food, and all other skin looks fine. Please help!
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no way for us to say what it is or what to do about it. We can't see it or know what happened. Please take him to the vet to get it checked.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Completely agree with Nikki. It could be a hot spot, allergic reaction, bite, cut, wound, bacterial/fungal infection, or much more. The only way to determine the cause and get a solution is to go to the vet.

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infected, inflammation, injury, skin, urgent

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