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Old 11-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Red Irritated-Looking Bump

Help!
I was giving my Lilo a bath tonight and I decided it would be a good time to trim her nails.
When I went to do this, I noticed a rather large bump on her front paw that seemed irritated and swollen.
I am not sure what it is or how it got there, but being a new hedgie mommy, my mommy panic is in overload!!
Is this cause for concern? Should I seek veterinarian assistance? Thanks for your help! I added a picture for you to see!
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Red Irritated-Looking Bump

Ouch, that does look painful! It does look relatively small though, so that's probably at least a bit good. I'm not 100% sure, but I would go ahead and book a vet appointment tomorrow unless someone recommends otherwise. Does she let you touch it? Can you feel if it's hard or soft? With the size and stuff, it makes me think of a pimple, but I'm not sure if that's something they'd get on their foot or not. Sorry I can't offer more help, but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be along soon!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Kelsey! I think I will do that. I did read online that you can put a little ointment on it if there is some available. I did find some in the medicine cabinet, so I applied a small amount to the sore with a clean Q-tip. I will see how that works out for her, and if the problem persists, I'll make a vet appointment. As far as pain goes, she allows me to touch it, and she didn't seem to make much of a fuss when I applied the ointment. She seems to still be as active as usual as well. I'll keep a close eye on it, though.
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