Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

Respiratory infection

Today’s second entry is a little juvenile named Hogson by his finders. Hogson weighs just 430g and was found wandering around in a garden this afternoon.

He was immediately put into a box with a hot water bottle and bought straight to us. He is dehydrated and has a respiratory infection. We can feel his chest “rattle” as he breathes. He will be treated for this with antibiotics and will spend some time in the nebuliser to help clear his airways.

With the weather forecast for the next few days, Hogson is a lucky boy to have been found. With his chest infection and low weight, it is possible he would not have survived much longer in the wild.

He is now in one of the heated sheds and began tucking in to his food as soon as he was put into his crate.

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