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Old 08-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is pet friendly nail vanish safe for my hedgie?

My hedgehog is 2 years old very soon and she has to be put on general an ascetic whilst they clip her nails, she will be at the vets for a day and when she comes home as its almost her birthday I want to pamper her, so my question is, would it be safe to use a nail polish designed for pets on my hedgie?

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Old 08-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A general anesthetic seems like a little much for just clipping nails.

I'd guess that pet-safe nail polish wouldn't be bad (better wait for another opinion) but I'd never do it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with Tom on both things. Is the anesthetic the absolute last possible option for clipping her nails? It can be really dangerous to expose such a small animal to that stuff, especially repeatedly. If you're able to put nail polish on her, I'd think she could also be coaxed into a trimming.

I personally wouldn't use the nail polish because even if it is animal-safe in general, your hedgie might have a bad reaction to it, either by contact, inhalation, or ingesting. Plus she won't actually understand that she's being pampered.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Agreed with above comments. If you want to pamper her, I'd suggest some extra mealworms, or a treat of wet cat food or cooked meat. A new toy or something would be nice too!
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