A Prickly Stink-uation | The Incredible Dr. Pol

[music playing] NARRATOR: Dr. Pol’s
next patient is a little on the prickly side. AUTUMN: She’s not happy. Her name is Pokeyhontas. And I got her in July, so
she’s about six months old. I was gone for a couple
of weeks on vacation and came back and found that the
hedgehog had an ear infection and some pretty nasty
smells coming from her cage. Come on in. OK. They’re so particular
and temperamental, they might not be suitable for
most people to hold and have. Very pokey– she’s
the pokiest I have. Oh my gosh. AUTUMN: Yeah. I see that. Being a hedgehog, he rolls up. And his ears are hidden. You just smell him. [sniffing]
Man, that’s a bad infection. When you pick him
up, you can smell the infection in his ears. And he does not feel good. Smell me. [blowing] This is me. [blowing] Yes? Get your– [giggles]. AUTUMN: They don’t like
to really hold still. And they ball up pretty hard. I think that’s the hardest
part about having hedgehogs. NARRATOR: The spines are
spiky but not permanent. They tend to fall out
naturally once a year. DR. POL: I’m going to knock
you out, if nothing else. I may have to. NARRATOR: Pokeyhontas is
a little ball of nerves. OK, let’s see if this
will tranquilize enough. Oh, yeah. Now you’re way down below. AUTUMN: [laughs] Come on! Get out of there. NARRATOR: Some
sedation should help her open up to the good doctor. DR. POL: Good night, Irene! How did this happen, any idea? AUTUMN: No.
I don’t know. I came back– Because I have never
seen that in these animals where they have that
much of a bad infection. Holy cow, look at this. That’s the puss coming
out of the ears. AUTUMN: It was a
very foul smell. It gets enough to knock
anybody off their feet, really. NARRATOR: The stench is so
bad, Dr. Pol needs to share. Smell this. Smell those ears. DR. ELIZABETH: Dr. Pol caught
me in the hallway and said, hey. You’ve got to smell this ear. Watch out! Ew! Definitely a nose wrinkler. I was very curious
as to what was in it. If you can see anything there– DR. ELIZABETH: So I’m looking at
a slide from Pokeyhontas’ ear. There is a lot of
bacteria in there. DR. POL: It’s a typical
bacterial infection. How he got it, we have no idea. NARRATOR: Now that the
infection is confirmed, doc needs to figure out the
best way to give her medicine. Do you think that you can
squirt something in his ear? [imitating spray] Yeah. From that far away, yeah. Like getting q-tips
in there, I think– No. AUTUMN: That doesn’t happen. No way, no. You can’t do this. That’s the problem. So this is going to be one time. Oh, yeah. He’s going to pull through. NARRATOR: If Autumn give Pokey
her spray medication every day, she should be just fine. OK, there. Put that in– in there first. He gave her an antibiotic shot
and said she was good to go. You– you little stinker!

100 Replies to “A Prickly Stink-uation | The Incredible Dr. Pol”

  1. Hedgehogs are pretty neat pets. Shes right, though, not a pet for anyone. I had one once, but she was really cool.

  2. I had an albino hedgie named fatback macguilicuty….he was the most loving hedgie ever. He almost never balled up, I miss him dearly 🙁

  3. Sometimes I wish I could give my hegie some sedation so I could cut his nails without him being so pissy


    So what made this human want an actual hedgehog

    I guess dogs and cats aren’t a thing anymore gonna be extravagant huh

  5. Hes a very amazing dr I absolutely love him but please dont drop or let her roll like that the little hedgehog is fragile most rodents are so a vet ware iam from says I used to own one a rodent

  6. My hedgie Prickle was such a sweetie.. then my cousin got a female & guilt tripped me into breeding them b/c her hog wouldnt unball (found out later she had seizures and was blind, hence she seemed grumpy like this Pokahonatus)… wish i hadnt… now he wants nothing to do with ME, no wormies, no strawberries, not even crickets get him like they used too. All he does now is try to escape to find a mate, my brother laughed & said thats the male prerogative 🙄

  7. I have a hedgehog and she is great it is all about how much you hold them when they are baby’s that’s how you get them to be nice when they are old

  8. I get SEVERE sinus infections. Went 2 doctor who ignored me 4 appx 30 mins, clipping his fingernails. I told him it was sooooo bad, I could smell it. He nonchalantly said, "It's probably your breath!" I went COMPLETELY off, seen another specialist who could see the swelling around my nose, eyes, & saw the infection. He gave me antibiotics!! I reported the evil old one & was told, "He's like that with everyone, he's retiring soon!" Whatha ●€♡~!!!!!🤬

  9. Poor little thing…
    Whoever she had taking care of her while she was gone did a horrible job. If there was any kind of actual observation or care for that poor hedgehog, that ear infection wouldn't gave gotten anywhere near as bad.

  10. My family had an albino hedgehog and we left for 2 days and came back, after the two days we came back and she was dead, we don’t know why, she had plenty of food too.

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