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Old 02-03-2015, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, the other day my hedgehog started developing red spots on his skin, along with some quill loss. I checked on him today and the red spots look a lot worse and I'm getting concerned. I've attached pictures.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only way you will know exactly what it is and how to treat it is to see a vet. I could be a number of things like a skin infection. Good luck with your little guy
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is he itchy? If so, it could be mites. If the vet thinks so or wants to treat him preventatively for mites, make sure they use Revolution only - not Ivermectin. Ivermectin isn't safe, Revolution is. Make sure you insist on that if they do want to treat him for mites.

My guess is a skin infection, though, like sc2001 said. Depending on the kind, it'll take antibiotics or an antifungal medication to treat. Good luck and let us know what the vet says.
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