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Hedgehog FAQ [5/7] - Care and Understanding
Section - <8.4> Hedgehog first-aid kit

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Although you may never need it, hedgehogs have a knack for getting into
mischief at the most inopportune times.  The following is a list of items
that hedgehog owners should keep handy in case of an emergency.  This list is
not meant to cover every contingency, but it will hopefully help with most
that might arise.

    (1) Emergency Vet's Phone Number and Address.

    (2) Antiseptic/Antibiotic Cream such as Polysporin, or something 
    equivalent for pet use.

    (3) Hydrogen Peroxide for cleaning cuts and wounds.

    (4) Iodine as an antiseptic.

    (5) Gauze and Tape for bandages and splints (solid splints are likely 
    not needed until you can get to a veterinarian).

    (6) Clean Cloth.

    (7) Quickstop or Cornstarch to help stop bleeding, especially for 
    toenails clipped to close to the quick, or torn in an accident.

    (8) Cotton Swabs / Q-tips.

    (9) Nail Clippers for Toenails.

    (10) Tweezers.

    (11) Sharp Scissors or Razor blade / Razor knife (for hairs or threads 
    caught around legs or feet).

    (12) Chemical Hand Warmers and/or electric heating pad.

    (13) And of course, the most critical item, an emergency Mealworm 
    Supply ;-)

User Contributions:

Rio
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Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
Hi, my hedgehog started running around her cage squealing so I took her out to see what was wrong. Her genital area was inflamed and she had open sores all around that area. I gave her a bath, but I'm really worried about her. Do you have any idea what this could be?
Thank you!

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