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    My Squirrel cookie is lethargic and has a very bloated belly. she is under a year old she has been like this for a couple of hours. i really need help please and thank you in advanced. we also do not have any local vets willing to work with squirrels anymore.

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    Default Re: Bloated Squirrel under a year old

    Can you post a picture? And also share what her regular diet includes?

    Do you have any infants Gas-X (simethicone)?

    Whereabouts in SC are you located... we may be able to help in locating vets or experienced rehabbers that can assist you!

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    Default Re: Bloated Squirrel under a year old

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    here is a picture and we just gave her a gas x .we are in upstate sc

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    Default Re: Bloated Squirrel under a year old

    she is doing better after the gas x was given. thanks so much for your help.

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    Default Re: Bloated Squirrel under a year old

    What about her diet.. what is her diet? If this is bloat, it is important to figure out the cause. Other than the bloated stomach, does she have any other symptoms that are worrisome for you?

    Is she healthy or a non-releasable for some reason.

    I can arrange for her to be seen by my vet if needed.

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    Default Re: Bloated Squirrel under a year old

    she eats nuts, fruits, veggies, and nutrition blocks are her main foods. she was a little lethargic but now seems to be picking herself back up. she is moving around more now.

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    Default Re: Bloated Squirrel under a year old

    Quote Originally Posted by cookiethesquirrel View Post
    she eats nuts, fruits, veggies, and nutrition blocks are her main foods. she was a little lethargic but now seems to be picking herself back up. she is moving around more now.
    That is not very specific information on her diet.

    She should be eating mostly vegetables, a little fruit and nuts are treats and should be very limited.

    Not sure what "nutritional" blocks you are feeding so I cannot provide any insight without specifics.

    Here is the link to the healthy squirrel diet:
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/showthread.php?44440-Healthy-Diet-for-Pet-Squirrels



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    Quote Originally Posted by cookiethesquirrel View Post
    she was a little lethargic but now seems to be picking herself back up. she is moving around more now.
    Not having a full picture of her diet, I have to say I am concerned this might be MBD. That can be fatal but is very fixable if caught early and treated properly. She is around the age we see a lot of them start showing signs of MBD.
    https://www.henryspets.com/what-is-m...-bone-disease/



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    i don't think so. we always make sure she eats her vitamin blocks. she is already moving around and is now climbing around on the curtains. but now i read about it i think i had a squirrel die of it years ago he had all those symptoms and we did not get it to the vet in time.

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    Default Re: Bloated Squirrel under a year old

    Quote Originally Posted by cookiethesquirrel View Post
    i don't think so. we always make sure she eats her vitamin blocks.
    Nutrition blocks, vitamin blocks? What are and who's product are these blocks?
    There are many types on the market, many stated for rodents, and many of
    them are not adequate for the nutritional requirements for squirrels.
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