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    One of my three babies has started acting sick this morning. He will not eat (except a tiny bit of peanutbutter and sugar water) and has suddenly stopped being active. I am concerned about possible pneumonia- he was sneezing some this morning. He has been eating well and has been active for a while up to this point, has been otherwise healthy and nourished with formula and some veggies (Lettuce, Carrots, a bit of avocado). Weight is 242g, about 8-9 weeks old. I have clavamox 125 mg that is old. I am going out to try and find baytril or some other squirrel safe antibiotic. I have no idea how to calculate dosage. Anyone able to point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtlawyer View Post
    One of my three babies has started acting sick this morning. He will not eat (except a tiny bit of peanutbutter and sugar water) and has suddenly stopped being active. I am concerned about possible pneumonia- he was sneezing some this morning. He has been eating well and has been active for a while up to this point, has been otherwise healthy and nourished with formula and some veggies (Lettuce, Carrots, a bit of avocado). Weight is 242g, about 8-9 weeks old. I have clavamox 125 mg that is old. I am going out to try and find baytril or some other squirrel safe antibiotic. I have no idea how to calculate dosage. Anyone able to point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Does he "click" with every breath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    Does he "click" with every breath?
    No. I listened for clicking. It's not there. He was out of his cage a while yesterday, and got soaked with water, may have eaten dirt a little, not certain, before I got it away from him.

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    Does not sound like pneumonia.

    I worry that maybe there was something in the dirt that did not agree with him. Any chance he ate / nibbled / sampled anything else while out of his cage? Has there been any recent changes in his diet... better yet, sharing his entire diet may prove extremely helpful.


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    Esbilac, heavy cream, Greek yogurt, goat milk, water and Karo syrup make up the formula. Also eats romaine lettuce, carrots, Greenbean, avocado, watermelon, an occasional nut, with all-you-can-eat rodent blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtlawyer View Post
    Esbilac, heavy cream, Greek yogurt, goat milk, water and Karo syrup make up the formula.
    This is so unnecessary, why?
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