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Old 01-13-2019, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
I’ve had Autumn-Rose now for about 15 months and she’s never had any issues, but recently red sore patches appeared on her skin, like irritation, after a couple of days they went down and I wasn’t worried, but then around a week later they came back but worse and she wouldn’t stop scratching - I took her to the vet and she assumed that it was an allergic reaction so gave her an injection. The redness went down after this but keeps coming back (it moves around and isn’t always in the same places) I have changed the washing detergent to Fairy and she’s always been on the same cat biscuits, does anyone know what this could be?
Thanks 🙂
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those are very angry looking welts and must be uncomfortable for her. I would get her back to the vet and have them run some blood work and see what they say.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My hedgehog Richie had some red sore patches on his back and some red dots on his belly that always disappeared and appeared again. He also had very dry and flaky skin.
The vet did blood tests, found that he has no infection, ring worm, mites or fungi but still gave him an antibiotic. I gave him the antibiotic treatement but the red sore patches and red dots appeared again and again for about a year. Other vet gave him some spray to spray it on his quills but the sores appeared again. He seemed healthy, playfull but still full of red sore patches and red dots on his belly. I was going mad and desperate, not knowing what's wrong with my hedgie and what to do to help him.
Luckely, after I tried changing his food, his wather, paper bedding etc., I realised that the thing that caused him this skin reaction was laundry detergent and gave up completely washing with detergent his favourite blankie or other textiles that he comes in contact with and only wash them with boiled or very hot water.
He is allergic to all kinds of detergents, soaps, shampoos or washing liquids and when I give him a bath I only use warm water and sometimes a few drops of olive oil.
The red sores and red dots are now gone and never reapired since I gave up all the detergents, soaps etc.(4 months ago) and his skin looks very healthy and hydrated.
Hope this helps your hedgie. Best of luck! ❤️🦔
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