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Heart disease, particularly cardiomyopathy, is common in African pygmy hedgehogs. It is often undetected simply because it is not diagnosed until it’s too late. While there are different types of cardiomyopathy, the most common form in hedgehogs is dilated cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy occurs when the heart muscle stretches and becomes weak, lowering the ability of […]
A basal cell tumor is a slow-growing skin tumor found in the structures of the skin such as hair follicles and their subaceous and sweat glands. Basal cell tumors are more common in older cats and long-haired cats. They are less common in dogs where they are usually found on the head and neck. Basal […]
While Addison’s Disease, also known as Hypoadrenocorticism is uncommon in cats, it is serious. It is brought on by insufficient amounts of cortisol and aldesterone, hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Causes of Addison’s Disease include autoimmune problems, trauma, use of steriods, infection, internal hemorrhage, cancer and more. Some symtoms mirror other diseases but can […]