Yes, we treat Hedgehogs!

(But sometimes it can be very tricky to examine them!)

African Hedgehogs are a fairly popular and unusual pet.  They are mostly nocturnal and have some unique behaviors. Hedgehogs often need to be seen for a variety of health problems including:
  • Skin/Quill/Parasite problems
  • Reproductive problems
  • Cancer/Tumors
  • Neurologic
  • Eye problems
Did you know hedgehogs have a well developed sense of smell and hearing, but not vision?  They are able to recognize their owners and learn to accept handling.  When frightened or agitated, they make a hissing and grunting sound.  Hedgehogs will spread frothy saliva on themselves in a behavior called “self anointing”.

About Us

Dr. Linda Leuthold Donerkiel established The Pet Doctor in November of 2003. She moved to Idaho after graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995