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Old 07-13-2013, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Last night I saw what I thought was poop in Berlioz's "armpit" area so tonight I gave him a bath. While I was washing him I saw that he actually has two sores, one under each arm. He has been just as sweet as ever and is not acting like he's in pain at all but I'm still worried. I didn't know if maybe he had been wheeling too much and has rubbed raw spots in the folds of his skin? I plan on taking him to the vet tomorrow but I wanted to see if anybody had any ideas as to what could have caused this or has experienced anything similar in their hedgehogs.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hm...they do look like maybe the skin was rubbing against itself when running, or maybe he was chewing at something and further irritated it. Is he overweight at all that he would have skin folds rubbing? I know I've read other posts about overweight hedgies having that problem, and I believe one of the ways to help is to apply a little bag balm or something similar so it doesn't rub. Let us know what the vet says! And good luck.
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