Taking Your Hedgehog to the Vet

It’s a good idea to talk with your vet before purchasing a hedgehog as a pet. Your local vet can help you determine what you should look for in a hedgehog. For instance, your vet can tell you what a healthy hedgehog looks like compared to an ill kept or ill cared for hedgehog. Your vet can tell you how the quills should look, how the eyes should be bright and alert and how to check the hedgehog’s gait to ensure he’s not limping or injured. After purchasing your hedgehog, your vet can examine the hedgehog and set up a medical chart for the animal. This can help with future visits and medical needs. Hedgehogs do not need annual vaccinations, but it’s a good idea to have your little guy checked out annually. You can also call your Conyers, GA vet anytime with questions. Your vet can help you over the phone or schedule an exam.


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