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    Default Pneumonia video

    This is a good example of a baby squirrel with pneumonia. This can happen due to exposure but more importantly due to improper feeding technique. Squirrels can aspirate formula if held in the wrong position or if they are allowed to drink too quickly. The formula enters their lungs and the moisture allows infection to set in. So if you're trying to determine whether your baby has pneumonia, watch this video. It is crucial to put a squirrel in this condition on antibiotics immediately.





    To reassure anyone that has a pneumonia baby, there IS hope! A course of Baytril fixed Fudge right up and he went on to become...

    ...a champion eater.
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    this should be a sticky here

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra
    this should be a sticky here
    Done!

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    Excellent video, Miriam. This will answer a LOT of questions. Please remember that other symptoms of pneumonia include:

    Gradual LOSS OF APPETITE (the baby can't breathe when he tries to eat, so he stops eating...)

    LETHARGY

    COLD TO THE TOUCH, can't retain body heat.
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    Thanks Miriam

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    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber
    Excellent video, Miriam. This will answer a LOT of questions. Please remember that other symptoms of pneumonia include:

    Gradual LOSS OF APPETITE (the baby can't breathe when he tries to eat, so he stops eating...)

    LETHARGY

    COLD TO THE TOUCH, can't retain body heat.
    ...and it sort of comes under lethargy, somewhat, but weakness and fatigue is a sign, too.

    Does one always see ALL of the symptoms in the case of pneumonia? Or can it be pneumonia if you only see some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristal


    Does one always see ALL of the symptoms in the case of pneumonia? Or can it be pneumonia if you only see some?
    You may only see two out of the three 'classic' symptoms. I nearly let an older baby (7 wks) become critically ill by not realizing she had it....her appetite was off, but I had just put her and her siblings in a new cage and thought she was just freaked out. No...actually she'd gotten terribly cold because she wasn't ready to be off heat, and developed pneumonia. She never was clicking, but she was ill. Baytril cured her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber
    Excellent video, Miriam. This will answer a LOT of questions. Please remember that other symptoms of pneumonia include:

    Gradual LOSS OF APPETITE (the baby can't breathe when he tries to eat, so he stops eating...)

    LETHARGY

    COLD TO THE TOUCH, can't retain body heat.


    Please help! My Pixie is 4 weeks old and is just like fudge. She doesn't want to eat and I'm scared to force her because she is breathing through her mouth. She started on baytril this morning. Im a nervous wreck!!!! I knew at 11:00 last night that my baby wasnt herself. This morning full blown symptoms.....OMG! How do I get her to eat without aspirating her?

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    Default Re: Pneumonia video

    Use a 1cc syringe and go one drop at a time only. Feed less formula, but more frequently, and be patient the baytril kicks in fast and appetite is usually better the next day

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    Thats what happens to my Alvin! Im so heartbroken today
    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber View Post
    Excellent video, Miriam. This will answer a LOT of questions. Please remember that other symptoms of pneumonia include:

    Gradual LOSS OF APPETITE (the baby can't breathe when he tries to eat, so he stops eating...)

    LETHARGY

    COLD TO THE TOUCH, can't retain body heat.

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    Call everyone you know and see if they have any antibiotics left over from their last illness. Cipro is normally given for either urinary tract infections and often for upper respiratory issues. All you will need is ONE pill. See what you can get.

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    I have one with pneumonia now, 54 grams, acquired Baytril today and am giving it orally .02ml once per day. I also have clavamox on hand, I know many use that also. Any other advice? I'm so worried.
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    The video wont show up? is there a link?

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    just click on the pic and it will start

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    By chance is there a video for proper feeding techniques at various ages?

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    Hi Ablissful1
    You need to look in the,
    The Baby Squirrels Questions.Feeding Baby Squirrels.
    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=20628
    IR has it posted and it is a STICKY! (This is meaning it stays at the Top all the time.)
    Never Feed a Cold or Dehydrated Baby. Never Feed them on their Back or Leaning back. They Aspirate to easy. Always feed while holding them on a Pillow, or a Counter Top. Just until you get the hang of it.
    Keep the Baby wrapped up like a Burrito to keep them warm.
    Now What Kind of Squirrel do you have? Are you having any Problems? Are you feeding FoxVally 32/40? Esbilac is no longer Recommended for Feeding Baby Squirrels. To many were DIEING.
    Do you have a Gram scale to weigh the Baby, and a Heating Pad to keep them warm?
    If you could start a thread, Post some Pictures, and the Weight. We can help you with the Age of the Baby. (That is if you do not know.) We are hear to help You in any way. We just care about the Baby Squirrels.
    Hear are a few cites you can order Supply's for feeding a Baby. Henry's can get the FV shipped out within 3 days. (Usually)
    http://henryspets.com
    http://www.squirrelsandmore.com/
    http://foxvalleynutrition.com/main/prod.asp
    Good Luck and Welcome to The Squirrel Board!!!

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    Default Re: Pneumonia video

    question, not that my babies are sick, but can you sub out baytril for tylan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessieF
    question, not that my babies are sick, but can you sub out baytril for tylan?
    Baytril is an antibiotic, and do you mean Tylenol?
    If so, tylenol is a pain reliever. But we never give that to squirrels.
    BUT you can give squirrels infant ibuprofen, it's dosed by their weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York
    Baytril is an antibiotic, and do you mean Tylenol?
    If so, tylenol is a pain reliever. But we never give that to squirrels.
    No, not tylenol, and I would never
    It's called Tylan, and it's sold at Tractor Supply Companies, and it's also an AB for respiratory. Anyone know anything about it for squirrels?

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