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    Default SHORTCUT METHOD OF FLUID CALCULATION

    Use this shortcut method to re-hydrate baby squirrels upon intake, over a period of THREE DAYS. This has proven to be the most effective method for rehydration and success in saving a dehydrated animal's life.


    DAY 1 - Give 3.3% of the baby squirrel's body weight, 3 times in the first 24 hours


    Day 2 - Give 2.5% of the baby squirrel's body weight, 3 times per day


    Day 3 - Give 2.5% of the baby squirrel's body weight, 3 times per day

    Example for a 100gram baby:
    Day 1 - 100g x .033 = 3.3ml x 3 = 9.9ml total/day
    Days 2 and 3 - 100g x .025 = 2.5 ml x 3 = 7.5ml total/day


    Original (Traditional) Method of Fluid Calculation

    M = Maintenance fluids R = Replacement fluids

    Replacement fluids are to be divided over 3 days.....
    Day 1: 50%, Days 2 and 3: 25%

    For a 100g baby squirrel:

    R fluids = 10% of 100g = 10ml (divided over 3 days)
    50% of 10ml = 5ml; 25% of 10ml = 2.5ml

    M fluids = 5% of 100g = 5ml

    Day 1: R 5ml + M 5ml = 10ml (divided into 3 times per day)
    Day 2: R 2.5ml + M 5ml = 7.5ml (divided into 3 times per day)
    Day 3:
    R 2.5ml + M 5ml = 7.5ml (divided into 3 times per day)
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