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Possible sick hog

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    Hi I’m a bit concerned about my visiting hedgehog it started visiting the feeding station two weeks ago I thought a bit early but it has been mild, it now has made a sort of bed in the feeding station in the last two days with not much bedding just the news paper that I put on the floor, I didn’t realise until I went to put new food in today, I also have put a camera in the station and have been watching it through the day as the motion sensor has been going off and on all day , the hedgehog seams to be constantly sneezing or coughing and is moving and has eaten a bit but looks exhausted. I tried to call the rescue centres for advice but no response can you please help me if i should bring it inside and take to the local vet? it is still in the feeding station
    trying to sleep but wakes sneezing and coughing I’m worried it is really sick can someone please advise me what to do don’t want him/her to die.

    Thanks Deb

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    Nic

    Hi Deb

    Sounds like the hog may need some help. The best thing to do is ring BHPS on 01584 890801 and they should be able to give you the number of other rescues. I would keep trying to get hold of one. They often have more experience of hog problems than vets do.

    Meanwhile I would take the hog in and keep it in a box with torn up paper or a small towel and food and water. Please see further information: https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/found-a-hedgehog/
    Hogs are very good at escaping, even if unwell so use a high sided box or pet carrier.

    Good luck.

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