Caring for Your New Hedgehog

 In Exotic Pet

Hedgehogs are a great exotic animal to love and to raise, but when you get one, your due diligence is to research how to care for them and to find vet care. It can be hard to find a vet who can aid you in caring for your exotic pal. Andes-Straley Veterinary Hospital has Dr. Gary Andes, and his highly trained staff, to help you care for your new hedgehog.

Wellness Check-ups and Emergency 

The first thing that you want to do is to schedule a wellness check-up with Dr. Andes, who knows the ins and outs of caring for your specific pet and maintaining their health. The more that your vet, and the staff, get to know him, or her, the easier it will be to get quick help in an emergency situation. Emergencies happen and if one were to occur, the hospital offers soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, digital radiography and an in-house lab for immediate test results.

Beginning Hedgie Care

Dr. Andes can help you verify your research on how to take care of your hedgehog. When you do your research, you will see that people have different ideas about the appropriate size of the pet’s enclosures and on the best way to give them water. There are many differing opinions on correct nutrition and how to clean the inside of your friend’s house. Dr. Andes can work with you on a plan and tell you exactly what you need to keep your pal happy and healthy. Such communication with the vet will give him an understanding of your pet’s lifestyle so they will automatically have more information if there is a serious issue.

Boarding and Grooming 

You are more than welcome to sign your hedgehog up for the hospital’s luxury boarding and grooming services. The grooming staff can keep their toenails in check and monitor their skin for dryness or mites. If you go on a vacation, bring them in for boarding. Your hedgehog will be well taken care of and given as much love as possible. It won’t be the same as your love, of course, but they are here to help your pets live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

At Andres-Straley Veterinary Hospital, they would love to help you take care of your exotic pet. Please contact them to make an appointment today.