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    Default Jenny aspirated! What antibiotics to get and where?

    My 8 week old squirrel just aspirated. I sucked her nose like I read one person did on her to help get the formula out, but now I need to get antibiotics to have on hand. I'm visiting my grandpa right now, so don't have access to my vet and the vet here is a jerk that would rather kill a squirrel than help it. Is there any way I can order antibiotics from somewhere? And should I start her on them as soon as I get them? Or wait until she shows symptoms?

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    Default Re: Jenny aspirated! What antibiotics to get and where?

    The formula coming out her nose doesn't mean for sure that she will get pneumonia. It is wise to have the antibiotics on hand. You need one pill of Ciproflaxin (human) or Baytril (vet) or Augmentin (human) or Clavamox (vet).

    No need to treat till Rose has some type of symptom like lethargic, not eating or clicking.

    If and when the time comes we will need a weight on Rose and the strength of the medicine you found.

    If you can't find the medicine from friends or family, it can be ordered online at Joe's Meds.

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    Default Re: Jenny aspirated! What antibiotics to get and where?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    The formula coming out her nose doesn't mean for sure that she will get pneumonia. It is wise to have the antibiotics on hand. You need one pill of Ciproflaxin (human) or Baytril (vet) or Augmentin (human) or Clavamox (vet).

    No need to treat till Rose has some type of symptom like lethargic, not eating or clicking.

    If and when the time comes we will need a weight on Rose and the strength of the medicine you found.

    If you can't find the medicine from friends or family, it can be ordered online at Joe's Meds.
    I've checked with everyone I know who might have some and be willing to give it to me I didn't see it on joes meds. But I did find amoxicillin for fish and ordered that. I'm also looking for other vets in the area, but so far none have called back

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    Default Re: Jenny aspirated! What antibiotics to get and where?

    Send me an IM and I'll send you an Augmentin tablet or two.

    I got a bunch for a sinus infection I didn't end up using at all a couple of months ago.

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    Default Re: Jenny aspirated! What antibiotics to get and where?

    I did finally get ahold of a vet, but I think whet he prescribed is plain amoxicillin as well, I'll get the details when I pick it up later tonight and post a picture. It's an oral suspension so maybe easier to dose? But I'm not sure if its the right stuff.

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    Default Re: Jenny aspirated! What antibiotics to get and where?

    Ok. Is is what it is. Name:  IMG_2915.jpg
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Size:  84.1 KB he also said to start it right away? But he said he didn't know as much about squirrels as an exotics vet. It's sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim oral suspension 200-40 mg/5ml

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