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Hedgehog sickness Mystery

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    Hello there! I’ve recently rescued an estimated 3-4 year old hedgehog, and I’ve noticed his breathing has been rattly and wheezy. I took him to my local vet and he was examined, then prescribed antibiotics and an anti inflammatory. We’re nearly a week in with his meds and I’ve now noticed his stool is liquidy green, and his breathing doesn’t seem to have improved much. He is housed with fleece not bedding, and he hasn’t been eating well either. I’m confused as to what could possibly be wrong, I go back to see the vet Monday but I’m quite worried now. Any suggestions would be helpful!


    Assuming it’s not too late now i’ve seen this, your hog needs emergency treatment now. It almost certainly has lungwom and needs Levacide. At this stage it will also need fluids as well – pretty much intensive care. Most vets don’t carry Levacide so if yours doesn’t then get it to a carer asap

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