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Old 06-14-2017, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Big Flaky Skin Chunks Above Tail

Hi - my hedgie as of the past two days has developed big flakey skin chunks right above his tail. He's also stopped running on the wheel as much and is eating, drinking and his poop is fine. However, he is also very, very irritable since this has developed, in a way he has never been.

He uses care-fresh bedding, and has had no changes in his environment or food recently. I took him to the vet today but he was so upset he balled up and the vet couldn't get a good look. From what he could see he said he thought it was dry skin - a reaction to something, and gave me a medicated shampoo and fish oil to put in his food every other day.

Should I take him for a second opinion? I'm afraid it's mites, and that the vet just didn't see it. Am I being paranoid?
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