Sore/Wound Care - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Lilysmommy
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2017, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
jsmith0712's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 2
Exclamation Sore/Wound Care

Hi! Luna, our hedgie, has a wound/sore as a result of a large scab that is peeling off. We have Nolvasan Surgical Scrub that we were given by the vet to dilute with water, but I didn't know if there was a better option for healing and care. Does anyone have any advice? We are worried that she will start to bother with it and it will get infected. Right now, it's a clean wound at least on surface level.
jsmith0712 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 11-30-2017, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
jsmith0712's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 2
Default Update

Just an update - We are using an antibiotic and the same scrub. She HATES both of them, but it already seems to be looking a bit better after a day. We wrapped her reptile heating pad in a cloth in case it was getting too hot and burning her. Still open to any suggestions to avoid further skin problems. This is her second outbreak in 3-4 months, unfortunately.
jsmith0712 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-01-2017, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Moderator
Lilysmommy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 11,963

Do you know what caused the wound/sore? Where's it located?

Heating pads aren't a good idea to use with hedgehogs because they don't heat the air enough - you need something like a ceramic heat emitter (CHE) set up or a space heater to ensure the whole cage is staying warm. Heating pads can cause low temperature burns over time even if they're not super hot. I'm not sure if you're using a thermostat with it or not, but if not, they're even more dangerous because the reptile ones tend to get quite hot. I would also unwrap it ASAP - it depends on the brand a bit, but many are not safe to insulate or wrap & you can cause a fire doing so.

Depending on the location of the sore, it's possible that it's due to the heating pad. Hedgehogs are pretty notorious for skin issues in general though, due to their quills coming through the skin & creating convenient entryways for bacteria, fungus, etc. Most of the time, it's just something to deal with as it pops up, though if you're having issues with a specific reoccurring issue, you can take extra steps to sanitize their cage & supplies, or try changing bedding, etc. to see if it helps.
Quillys_Mom_Punky likes this.
~*~*~ Kelsey ~*~*~

RIP my sweet Lily ~ 6/12/08 - 1/20/12
Lilysmommy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wound picking CyndyHedgehog Skin 3 01-16-2017 05:55 AM
Scratching Wound Heisenhog17 Skin 0 10-19-2016 08:29 PM
She bites herself and causes wound RosiePosieHedgy Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour 3 08-01-2016 08:43 PM
Care suggestions for open wound please magheera Skin 5 10-25-2014 02:42 AM
wound?!?!? Kmanzo Health 13 12-13-2010 08:27 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum