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  1. Bleeding, Female
    I just got an ultrasound for Yona, they saw disease inside her uterus, most likely tumors:(. She has surgery monday morning, and they are doing an aggressive spaying. It is friday now, could the cancer spread by monday? They are doing a chest x ray monday morning to see if it has spread. She is...
  2. Bleeding, Female
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice. my millie has been diagnosed with a uterine infection and has been given some antibiotics, for the time being, they also said that one of her ovaries looks quite large and there is a lot of dark red fluid in her uterus. I was advised that antibiotics...
  3. Health
    Hello all! My little guy Rafael got surgery today for a prolapsed eye- they removed his eye . Not sure how long it will take for him to adjust . I will be picking him up tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone had tips on making him as comfortable as possible when he gets back home. Thanks bunches đź’ś
  4. Feet and legs
    Hi everyone, Long-time lurker here, and I finally have a question (the circumstances, sadly, are not ideal). Our little guy has what is likely a necrotic little toe. He got some hair wrapped around his foot the other night (we noticed in the morning). Thanks to some helpful threads on this...
  5. General Questions
    Hi! I'm the mum of Jeffrey, an adopted adult male hedgie, about two years old (the breeder didn't know how old and it's not really possible to tell). In the past month or so he developed an odd lump on his back about behind his left ear. Of course, I immediately took him to his vet and got it...
  6. Skin
    Calling all hedgehog parents who have had a hedgehog who underwent surgery!!! Harper is a 3 year old healthy hedgehog. It was recently discovered that she has a tumor under her left armpit. I chose not to have the cells sent off as I would not be able to afford any type of cancer treatment. My...
  7. Health
    Hi everyone, I tried posting before but it didn't go through. Perhaps I'll be luckier this time! In brief: my 3 y.o. hedgehog had become less and less active over a couple of weeks. His appetite also decreased and he preferred to spend his playtime sleeping instead of socializing. We took him...
  8. Bleeding, Female
    Penelope had blood in her urine earlier this week, so I took her to the vet. I just received all her test results, and the vet says that she has uterine cancer. Luckily, it looks like the cancer has not spread yet, but they can't be 100% sure since they see some weird blip in her bladder which...
  9. Health
    Hi, my hedgehogs name is Gretchen and she's 5 years old and I took her to the vet today because she's dropped a bit of weight and one side of her mouth was swollen. The vet looked at her and it was for sure a tumour and gave me three options: leave it and see how she does, remove it with surgery...
  10. Health
    Hi folks. I've been a lurker here for about two or three years. Here's my issue. I took my little boy (turned 4 in August) to the vet because his penile sheath looked irritated. Vet sedated him to get a skin scraping (which his usual vet never did, but it is what it is), and while he was...
  11. Health
    Hi all! My little girl just had abdominal surgery today and I would love some advice from others who have been through this on how to best care for my hedgehog Ethel. The vet removed a mass on her belly and gave her permanent stitches that will need to be removed in a few weeks. My vet was...
  12. Health
    Hello, Brief history - I have had Martin for about three to four months now and I am unfortunately his third home, so he does have some social issues. Good news is that I will not give him up. His previous owner had taken him into the vet for an enlarged penis and the vet was able to drain the...
  13. Bleeding, Female
    Well, just an update on Nara. She is a 3.5 year old and was experiencing bleeding--I had her in the next day after I noticed. I couldn't get her in for surgery until March 20, but the vet said if the bleeding got worse they would try to get her in. She was on Claxamox and Metcam and by the...
  14. Bleeding, Female
    Hello my fellow hedgie parents, Pipka is getting worse and worse each day, she keeps having quite a bit of appetite, but now there is not only blood in her urine (I noticed on December 23) but I found blood stains in her sleeping bag, wheel, and her fleece blanket I use instead of aspen...
  15. Feet and legs
    Hello, I am new to this site and I need some advice. I work at a vet clinic and a lady brought in a hedgehog that was severely burned. She has 5th degree burns on all feet, belly, and nose. The rest of her body has a 1st degree burn. The owner did not want her anymore, so i adopted her. We are...
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