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I was attempting (not very successfully) Puff's nail trim, which I do every few months and I noticed some blood coming off one of her back feet. I thought at first maybe I cut a quick by accident but then I realized I hadn't trimmed her back feet yet.

It was coming from one of her toes and it looks like she either cut it, or maybe ripped the nail a bit causing it to bleed. The blood stopped right away on its own, and I applied some corn starch just in case, but it's really hard to tell what exactly she did to the toe because she wouldn't let me near it again after that. It almost looked swollen...if that makes sense, but there was no traces of string or anything like that so I know she didn't get something wrapped around it, so I'm thinking maybe she just injured the toe a little bit.

Is this just a wheel injury?

I can't get to my regular clinic tomorrow during its hours because I go to univeristy and have midterms during those hours, so if I do go to the vet it'll have to be the emergency...which I don't want to spend my emergency money on unless it's an actual emergency....plus I have never been there with my hedgehogs and don't know if they know anything about hedgehogs or not.

Does this sound like something that can be monitored and treated with polysporin for a few days until I can get to the regular vet and get some antibiotics (if needed for infection) ?
 

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Thanks for your advice :)

I did everything mentioned and it looks less swollen today. I got a pretty good look at the toe and from what I can tell she's just torn the nail a little bit and probably banged the toe up as well, causing the swelling. It does look much better today though, so I'll monitor a little longer and go from there.
 
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