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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Relocating hog due to danger of dog attack Reply To: Relocating hog due to danger of dog attack


Hi sundance1900,

you are right to be concerned about this. Dogs don’t often bother with hogs too much and usually make a lot of noise rather than cause injuries as such.

are you sure the bleeding is down to the dog and not another cause? certainly a bleeding hog needs help – I would advise you try and catch the hog and seek a hog expert rather than just a vet if you can – the hog expert will know the best vets to use for hog support and care if they cant do everything themselves. Try the Hedgehog bottom website for local contact (they don’t exist in huge numbers, but they can provide you more local links sometimes also and certainly advice over the phone).
Once you get that little chap correctly diagnosed and back to health hopefully, you can consider the release options.

also worth bearing in mind that if there was one hog in that situation – there could be more.

I would imagine that any hog would only be going into a dog enclosure for the food put out for the dog – could your colleague consider changing the feeding habits – ie raised dishes for the dog or feeding inside to deter any hogs from entering and risking life and limb? or putting boards up at the bottom of the enclosure to block hogs from entering.