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    Default Adult female wild squirrel hit by a car 454 grams

    My friend called me saying that she saw a squirrel get hit by a car and it was lying down by the side of the road. I went and picked up the squirrel but I do not have any experience with injured adults. She is bleeding from her nose and walking in tight circles. She weighs 454 grams. I am in Miami, FL. I have prednisone and tramadol. Please let me know what I can do to help her.

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    Default Re: Adult female wild squirrel hit by a car 454 grams

    Do you have a 1cc syringe? What strength prednisone and tramadol?
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    Default Re: Adult female wild squirrel hit by a car 454 grams

    I have 1 cc syringes. The tramadol is 50 mg, prednisone 4 mg.

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    Default Re: Adult female wild squirrel hit by a car 454 grams

    She made it through the night. I've given her the tramadol and prednisone. I am sure she swallowed the prednisone but the tramadol I'm not sure all of it went down her throat. I am giving her pedialyte every two hours but she only swallows a few drops and the rest just comes out the side of her mouth. She rests, then circles a bit, then rests some more. She has pooped and peed. She hasn't touched the vegetables or drank water from the shallow bowl. What else can I do? What can I feed her? I have Ebsilac formula.

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    What kind of squirrel block, if any , do you have? You cand kind that in a powder and add a nut butter to it to make it into small balls. See if she’ll eat that. Try to use a smooth nut butter or else shell just dig the nuts out.
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