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Old 11-02-2018, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! So my 4-month-old hedgehog, Peggy, is currently being treated for mites. We have been using Revolution for 2months now, administered every month. However, she’s still losing quills and she still has really dry skin. But i haven’t seen her scratching that much compared to the first time we administered the first drop of Revolution (so i think that was a good sign). Anyway I just wanted to know if her dry skin (really flaky) is because of the mites (?) or is her skin just really dry?
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Here are a few more photos of her skin 😢
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Hi! So my 4-month-old hedgehog, Peggy, is currently being treated for mites. We have been using Revolution for 2months now, administered every month. However, she’s still losing quills and she still has really dry skin. But i haven’t seen her scratching that much compared to the first time we administered the first drop of Revolution (so i think that was a good sign). Anyway I just wanted to know if her dry skin (really flaky) is because of the mites (?) or is her skin just really dry?
I know this is a few (4?) Months old...but nobody responded.. I have searched and searched- AND YES i did take my grump to the vet...3(THREE) TIMES!! He../we are at a loss. He is an exotic Pet vet..the only one in my town.
My babe looks exactly like this, and i also have dont the Revolution (we did the Ivermectin first with no results first). He put us on antibiotics (finished) and also a cortosone oral.(also finished). He is losomg quills by the dozens..DAILY!!
PLEASE HELP US!!!
Does ANY ONE have ANY ADVICE??
Please??? Im really worried.
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We have the same problem!! He is not itching, but angry huffing Popping etc.. now quills and chunks of scabs with quills attached are falling out. The cranky dry skin has been going on for 2 weeks. We didn't know it was mites. But i think it might be. The tips of ears are crusty. We are making an appt tomorrow.

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Hi! So my 4-month-old hedgehog, Peggy, is currently being treated for mites. We have been using Revolution for 2months now, administered every month. However, she’s still losing quills and she still has really dry skin. But i haven’t seen her scratching that much compared to the first time we administered the first drop of Revolution (so i think that was a good sign). Anyway I just wanted to know if her dry skin (really flaky) is because of the mites (?) or is her skin just really dry?
I know this is a few (4?) Months old...but nobody responded.. I have searched and searched- AND YES i did take my grump to the vet...3(THREE) TIMES!! He../we are at a loss. He is an exotic Pet vet..the only one in my town.
My babe looks exactly like this, and i also have dont the Revolution (we did the Ivermectin first with no results first). He put us on antibiotics (finished) and also a cortosone oral.(also finished). He is losomg quills by the dozens..DAILY!!
PLEASE HELP US!!!
Does ANY ONE have ANY ADVICE??
Please??? Im really worried.
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Have your vet do a skin scraping then do a culture on it for bacterial and fungal infections.
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