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    Default Re: Orphans in bad shape , please help

    I would not use revolution on these babies, especially since they have been recently sick. Revolution is a squirrel friendly med, just never use in babies or compromised squirrels.

    Maye try a Dawn dish soap bath (the blue original stuff)... dry them off every well and keep warm until they are dry. Of course change their bedding. Place them into a freshly cleaned bin / cage with fresh bedding and cage clean after their bath.

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    Great thank you.
    All 3 continue to do well.

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    I am getting concerned about Julie, the older female who was found dehydrated and emaciated.
    She seemed to be doing well until today. She had no interest in the last 2 feedings. Only getting about 3 cc at 7pm, and 3 cc at 11pm. I made some hydration , from Henry's, she took about 3 cc at 1230am...but not showing interested. She is pooping normally, and peeing normally. Feeding FV 20/50. 5 x /day, and Teklad RB. She is still so thin, l am very worried that missing feedings will cause major problems with her.
    She is itching alot. I didnt wash her, fidnt want cto add any stress. She does not feel strong or solid. When I pick her up, she feels, well, sort of floppy, not wiggly and strong like the other ones. She was 150 g friday am.

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    She is sleeping in my hand and is breathing more rapidly than the others.

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    Do you know how /or can you sub q ?
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    I don't have the supplies to sub q. Would need to reach me vet tech/ rehabber friend again.
    Her respiratory rate seems very rapid.
    Her weight in 160 grams,as of now.

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    I hope you don't mind, just sent you a video of her in my hand to show you the breathing I was trying to describe.

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    I do not like her posture and I hear a muffled tick.
    Is she on meds?
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    Default Re: Orphans in bad shape , please help

    Not on any meds.
    Just got a weight of 160 grams.
    I have Baytril in .35 ml syringe doses, 22.7mg/ml, Human meds : amoxicillin 875 mg tablets, doxy 100mg capsules, sulfamethoxzale

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    I would definitely start an ab, I will send you dosing for baytril in a pm.
    Remember to give a pro biotic 2 hours before or 2 after and try to keep her
    hydrated with what she will take as often as you need to.
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    OK ,thank you.

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    Julie: doing better today. She is looking to eat and more active.
    Huge thanks to Stepnstone for all your help, and being awake in the wee hours of the night to assist.

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    Julie is eating now and more active. On Baytril and probiotic. Spiderman is doing well and WonderWomen is doing fantastic ( she is bionic !). I give them probiotic too.
    Question : they are all scratching ALOT. I can feel little bumps, dry white scabs ??? on their heads and body and the edges of ears are rough. Is there a protocol for this and what might it be the cause? Mites ? mange ? It was recommended to Not use Revolution because of their weakened state. I have been reading about Ivermectin, what is that used for and how is it used ?
    I have not bathed anyone since the first day I found them 9/3 and 9/4. I didn't want to stress them any more, esp Julie, since her recent setback.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Orphans in bad shape , please help

    also notice their fur is thinning out and the scabbing is even on their tails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binkers mom View Post
    Julie is eating now and more active. On Baytril and probiotic. Spiderman is doing well and WonderWomen is doing fantastic ( she is bionic !). I give them probiotic too.
    Question : they are all scratching ALOT. I can feel little bumps, dry white scabs ??? on their heads and body and the edges of ears are rough. Is there a protocol for this and what might it be the cause? Mites ? mange ? It was recommended to Not use Revolution because of their weakened state. I have been reading about Ivermectin, what is that used for and how is it used ?
    I have not bathed anyone since the first day I found them 9/3 and 9/4. I didn't want to stress them any more, esp Julie, since her recent setback.
    Thank you.
    Can you post a picture? Do you feel itchy after handling them?
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    Ivermectin is a stronger drug than Revolution. If there is concern about using Revolution, I definitely wouldn’t use Ivermectin. With that said, I have been told that Revolution is very safe, but I understand any drug can stress a compromised squirrel. If you suspect mites, it seems you only have a couple of choices. Either bathe again or get some FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth. The diatomaceous earth powder can be put into your hands and applied to the squirrel being careful not to get it in their eyes. It is safe if they lick it. It should help with any creepy crawlies. Also Benadryl can be dosed to help with itching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Can you post a picture? Do you feel itchy after handling them?
    Thanks, I sent you some pics. No I can't say that I feel itchy after handling them. I do notice the fur getting dull and thinning in spots. I hope the pics help. Thanks

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    Everything you are describing sounds to be mites, it will only get worse without treatment.
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    I second the food-grade diatomaceous earth. I use it with all my babies who come in covered with fleas, and/or mites, etc.

    This is a powder-like dust. You dip your fingers into it, then work the least amount possible past the fur so it touches the skin. I'd focus on the back, tummy and sides (not face or throat).

    it's not a neuro-toxin. it instead works by drying out the exoskeleton of the parasites. I usually only have to apply once, sometimes twice if I was being cautious with initial application.

    do you see any parasites at all on their bodies? especially in the crevices of underarms and thigh/hip joint?

    in their bedding?
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