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    Default Car struck squirrel in Denver

    From what the finder describes, it isn't good

    If anyone is in Denver and can help, send me a PM with contact info. Here is the thread on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/squirrels/c...eeking_advice/

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    Hi . Iím his wife .and is good, a little in shock .we try to give it some water but donít, is in a box, warm and I will put a sock with warm rice in a couple of min. Has his backs legs paralyzed, but I have faith his gonna be ok cause I love squirrel ..we need advise about how to make him feel better and with less pain. It ok give him a baby aspirin ? Besides the water ,what ca. We give it ? I read banana for the shock ? Thatís works?
    Thank you for any advise and the concern .i have a picture if you need .

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    I was thinking a banana slice might help a bit because I know there is electrolytic imbalance after shock. I figured it was unlikely that he could drink from a bowl, and bananas have potassium and some other minerals plus some moisture. Potassium is an electrolyte. Another thing you could do if you have a dropper or oral syringe is make some ORS according to the following recipe
    1 Quart or Liter of drinking or boiled Water
    5 cupfuls (each cup about 200 ml.)
    Quarter (1/4) teaspoon of Salt
    Quarter (1/4) teaspoon Baking Soda (bicarbonate of soda).
    Two (2) tablespoons of Sugar or Honey

    You could dissolve a tiny dose of aspirin in it and give that orally with a dropper, but for an animal this size the dose would be around 10 mg and then repeat every 3 hours. That's a very small amount. You should be careful about giving too much as rodents respond more strongly to NSAIDs like aspirin than we do, and they can have a blood thinning effect for them which is dangerous in too high doses.

    Give it warm and be gentle. You're helping just by giving him a quiet and peaceful place.

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    Default Re: Car struck squirrel in Denver

    No (more) aspirin! Infant liquid ibuprofen is what you need.
    Any chance for antibiotics? Predisone is highly recommended for paralysis.
    Shock causes low blood sugar, rubbing molasses (best) or another
    syrup sweetener, honey etc. on his gums will raise it's blood sugar.

    Home made recipe for hydration, keeping hydrated is very important.
    Re-hydration fluid:
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 Tablespoons sugar
    1 quart water.

    Also attaching link to squirrel care. Go to this link this is a HUGE help.
    It's 6 pages long with the next button on the top right corner.
    http://www.henryspets.com/baby-squirrel-care/
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    Default Re: Car struck squirrel in Denver

    Just to clarify things:
    Ibuprofen is another NSAID, and rodents are very sensitive to them, as I mentioned. Stepnstone did not include dosing info for ibuprofen, but you must be extremely careful to give an appropriate dose for the animal's size, like I posted before. They can thin blood and increase bleeding if too much is given.

    The recipe that was posted is for the same purpose as the one I posted before. It's an ORS.

    Prednisone is a steroid. Of course you won't have access to that, but hopefully a wildlife rehabber can be found who is near to you and can help with meds like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sqwirl View Post
    Just to clarify things:
    Ibuprofen is another NSAID, and rodents are very sensitive to them, as I mentioned. Stepnstone did not include dosing info for ibuprofen, but you must be extremely careful to give an appropriate dose for the animal's size, like I posted before. They can thin blood and increase bleeding if too much is given.

    The recipe that was posted is for the same purpose as the one I posted before. It's an ORS.

    Prednisone is a steroid. Of course you won't have access to that, but hopefully a wildlife rehabber can be found who is near to you and can help with meds like that.
    Since all medicatios are dosed by weight, Stepnstone did not have a weight to give a proper dose.
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    Hi Guys! Thank you for the patient and the time !
    Still alive I try to grab him and touch his lower body and h move a liiitle a leg, so Iím happy but ad the same time no ,I tried to give him fresh avocado and give some water,I know his painfull cause I grab him he complain or insult me ?;).its ok they take the time for eat and drink ? Still there, in the box with towels and shirts .Im thinking I will have to empty his bladders so Iím watching videos about it.
    I take this picture just now so you can see how it is.
    Should I let him rest tile recovery?
    I need the aspirin or the ibuprofen pediatric ?
    I really want this guy running again in my neighborhood ..
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    And he ate two peanuts in shell by his own .. Iím crying...

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    I sent Ibuprofen dosing instructions or 400gm and 450gm squirrel via PM. If you can weigh him all the better.

    If you can find any of these steroids Prednisone, Prednisolone or Dexamethasone that is his best chance for recovery.

    Here the thing though: You cannot give Ibuprofen and these meds together... you have to wait 24 hours after the last dose of Ibuprofen before the first dose of steroids.

    So please exhaust your contacts / efforts to fins steroids before starting the ibuprofen.
    The ibuprofen dose have some anti-inflammatory properties so if you cannot locate any steroids this could help him.

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    Default Re: Car struck squirrel in Denver

    Than you spanky, I send my husband to buy the steroids but they prescription only.so we have the only option of take him ibuprofen

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    I found chewy and pet met who sell one tablet of prednisone .should I but it? Can anyone tell me how mg I need and whatís the dosis ? They only have for dog .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22Cutesquirrel View Post
    I found chewy and pet met who sell one tablet of prednisone .should I but it? Can anyone tell me how mg I need and whatís the dosis ? They only have for dog .

    These steroid meds require a prescription before you can complete your order.

    Ask around to family and friends to see if they have any of these medications by chance. If not, then you can start the ibuprofen.

    You would be giving the steroid or the ibuprofen, but not both together at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22Cutesquirrel View Post
    I found chewy and pet met who sell one tablet of prednisone .should I but it? Can anyone tell me how mg I need and what’s the dosis ? They only have for dog .
    Yes, if you found someone who will sell it privately then I think you should get it. You are really putting your heart into this. Bless you for that. Make sure you get the dose size of that tablet because it will be needed to figure out what the right amount is for the squirrel. Adult squirrels weigh about a pound, so the dose has to be scaled way down from the dose that a dog or human would get.

    A rehabber from the list that was posted in reddit before is likely to have better access to meds. Have you tried to reach anyone?

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    Thank you so much swirl for your kind words, and yes we are very worried i we are squirrel lovers.i have 15 squirrel every days in my backyard ,but I never thought about one of ours babies can get injured.My husband when we saw a die squirrel in the street for a car, my husband try to brushing off saying maybe is a bag, but I count the squirrel when I get home and I donít feel good till I donít see all alive and kicking...I give him 0.1 ml ibuprofen and heís sleeping a while. .i need to find a place can make X-ray and make share his spine itís ok.
    Thanks to you and all this wonderfull people for all the support

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    Default Re: Car struck squirrel in Denver

    I need to ask something to all of you, I gave him the pediatric ibuprofen at 12 pm, when should be the next dose for him? And how often should I give it to him?

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    Every 6 or so hours should be fine. I wish there was someone close by who could help you.

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    He wanna say thanks to you ;)
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    If you want to pm me an address I can put some
    prednisone in the mail and get it out to you.
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    Default Re: Car struck squirrel in Denver

    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    If you want to pm me an address I can put some
    prednisone in the mail and get it out to you.
    Great offer! Thanks Step
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    It's on it's way...
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