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    Rescued a orphaned squirrel two weeks ago was doing great untill my pet ball python didn't eat his rat the rat got out Of his holding tank in the middle of the night and I woke up to my little bit (squirrels name) Screaming I then turn on the light and blood was pouring out of his back.. I'll spare you the details on what happened to that rat.. the bleeding from little bit was slow but steady for two hours he's 90 grams today Iv got infant ibuprofen how much does he need?!?! And how often? Also have equate first aid antiseptic topical solution 10% povidone solution. Took little bit to the vet for antibiotics they wouldn't give me any nor see little bit unless I gave him away and I'm to attached to just give him away so they sent me away please help..

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    Help please???!!!?!

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    I am here. Can you send a pic of the bitten area to me at 203 214-7427?

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    We can dose infant ibuprofen, but you MUST be sure he is good and hydrated before giving it to him.

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    have Had him for two weeks also gave him pedialyte when bleeding slowed down he is hydrated

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    Just seen the other msg you posted you can't see the bites but it's on both sides of him towards his sholder blades I cleaned him up really good and bleeding stoped hours ago but he is in pain and I can't even see the puncture wounds

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    What is the weight on him? That is how we dose meds.
    by their weight.

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    90 grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekennybufu View Post
    Rescued a orphaned squirrel two weeks ago was doing great untill my pet ball python didn't eat his rat the rat got out Of his holding tank in the middle of the night and I woke up to my little bit (squirrels name) Screaming I then turn on the light and blood was pouring out of his back.. I'll spare you the details on what happened to that rat.. the bleeding from little bit was slow but steady for two hours he's 90 grams today Iv got infant ibuprofen how much does he need?!?! And how often? Also have equate first aid antiseptic topical solution 10% povidone solution. Took little bit to the vet for antibiotics they wouldn't give me any nor see little bit unless I gave him away and I'm to attached to just give him away so they sent me away please help..
    Such Compassion....(I know it's probably their local laws) but if they took " little bit" they might euthanize, as well.
    Keep him warm, quiet and in the dark...until you get him dosed...according to his accurate gram weight.

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    Default Re: HELP! 4-5 weekold squirrel got bit by rat

    also have 4 sugar gliders and got one neutered and has pain meds for him will they work with little bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekennybufu View Post
    90 grams

    I will send you dosing in a pm.

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    ok thanks you and about the sugar glider pain medication will it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekennybufu View Post
    ok thanks you and about the sugar glider pain medication will it work?

    Probably but it depends on what you have and the strength. What do you have?
    Was there a photo posted of your squirrel?

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    i cleaned him really well

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    He said 90g. Here is a pic...
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    I am so sorry it took me so long! I had someone come with a squirrel...

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    Bite area looks clean and he is showing no issues? If so, I would probably just keep it clean and watch the area carefully. The risk with a rodent, puncture type bite is mainly infection and/or tetanus. Do you have any idea how deep the bite was?

    If he is not limping or crying or showing tears, then he may not even need any pain meds? But if you do give Ibuprofin, make sure he is well hydrated.
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    it bleed for two hours i didnt post a picture of the other side cause you cant see it but he was bleeding bad and cried for a while and whimpered all day until i gave him the meds i couldnt tell how deep but i know it had to be to bleed enough to turn a cup of water red i know he was in pain he seems to be better now i put triple antibiotic ointment on it but it dried and got crusty so i cleaned it off

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    and he is limping shows signs it hurts to try to walk but when its feeding time hes full of life just his front legs seem weak and he acts as if it hurts bad

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