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I'm glad he's doing much better! :D

If you have problems again in the future and need to syringe you should try Medi-cal Recovery Formula. You can get it at the vet and it comes in the same size canned as A/D and is similar in consistency to A/D (and is basically a different brand of the same food) but for some reason my hedgehogs much prefer the taste to A/D so maybe yours will too :)
 

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Stephanie76 said:
Thanks for that input Snuffle. I think my little guy just doesn't like syringes.. and heck, I don't blame him after getting 4 doses of 2 different antibiotics a day. :roll:

Mister Leroux wheeled like a mad hog last night. His poo's are a dark dark mushy brown, but I know that just has to be the meds. I did get some of the probiotic (Acidphilus) caplets that have powder in them that I can sprinkle a tiny bit on his food at night. I am glad to have such a mess to wake up to on his wheel. Makes my heart happy.

We are still losing some adult quills and doing the "wet dog" shake about once every 20 minutes.

Ugh.. I am getting impatient waiting for this DMT-fungal to come back.. I have a whole week and 2 days before I hear anything.. :|
Syringe feeding definitely isn't a pleasant experience espcially after medicating, I agree! With the Acidophilus you may find you need a bit more to really get the poop back to normal. When my hedgie was on antibiotics I started off with a small pinch twice a day (half way between antibiotic dosings) but by the end of it, I was having to give a good 2-3 large pinches to get the poop back to normal. You also might wanna try putting it on a treat, (crickets work great if you get live ones, put them in a bag and then "dust" them with the powder) cause I was finding when I put it on the food, I was never sure how much of it was actually getting eaten.

Fungals take forever! I actually watched one grow in the vet clinic I work at, and it took a good 2 weeks before I even saw anything
 
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