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Rescued Hog

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    I rescued a hedgehog yesterday and there was no room for him at the local rescue centre so I kept him overnight. Unforntuaky I went to check on him at 2:00am and he had passed away. I really just need to know if it was something I did wrong when trying to take care of him, I left him in the shed from 11:00pm would it have been too cold for him in there? (He had a hot water bottle) I also removed a tick from him and now I’m worried he may have died from blood poisoning. Does anyone know how long it would take for a hedgehog to die of blood poisoning if the tick had regurgitated the blood on removal? I’ll be gutted if he died because of my actions but need to know for future!


    Removing the tick will NOT have killed him so don’t worry.
    The fact that it needed rescuing meant it had something serious wrong with it. Your local rescue centre should have passed you onto someone else if they couldn’t help.

    Going forward if you find another and your rescue centre won’t take it then try the BHPS for another carer or your local vet or the rspca
    As hogs are notcurnal and normally fairly elusive, if you find one that needs help it usually means that it’s already pretty sick and we have a very small window of opportunity to treat them. It is often already too late, but at least we can euthanase and put out of their misery when that is the case.

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