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    Default MBD concern

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireweed View Post
    Follow the instructions in this thread IMMEDIATELY...
    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=17680

    Of course, I'm not sure if this is what it is, and I'm not a rehabber...but most often this is the problem when these symptoms present. Also, the treatment won't hurt him. And if this IS the problem, the treatment could save his life.

    AFTER you start this treatment, read through the MBD info under SPECIFIC AILMENTS in the Board Index. I'll go back and get you a link.

    Hi I was wondering how you can tell they have MBD? My 7 week old squirrel has the same symptoms of this post question & just started happening. Fed her & warmed her & seem a lot better & is hydrated, but not 100%. Should I give her the treatment?

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    Default Re: Baby Squirrel is suddenly lethargic, cold, and wobbly.

    Quote Originally Posted by ASCHAVEZ85 View Post
    Hi I was wondering how you can tell they have MBD? My 7 week old squirrel has the same symptoms of this post question & just started happening. Fed her & warmed her & seem a lot better & is hydrated, but not 100%. Should I give her the treatment?
    If your squirrel is truly 7 weeks old (not 7 months) she is way way too young to have MBD. What type of formula do you have her on right now? At her age she has at least 3-4 weeks left on formula and it should be either Esbilac with probiotics or Fox Valley Day One 20/50. ??

    BTW, this is a very very old thread. You'd do better creating a new thread in the Emergency Help Needed, Life Threatening section so that more eyes will see it and be able to help you.
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    Default Re: Baby Squirrel is suddenly lethargic, cold, and wobbly.

    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber View Post

    BTW, this is a very very old thread. You'd do better creating a new thread in the Emergency Help Needed, Life Threatening section so that more eyes will see it and be able to help you.

    I moved these 2 posts to a new thread in the emergency section, and
    sent ASCHAVEZ85 a link to the thread.

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    Exclamation HELP needed for an 8 week old squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Is the baby on formula? Ask friends and family for antibiotics. A single pill is enough. We can dose it for you. The best antibiotics for this are Ciprofloxacin, Baytril (veterinary antibiotic), Clavamox, doxycycline, SMZ-TMP) Let us know what you can find. We want to help.
    My squirrel is having same issue. I believe she swallowed wrong & has pneumonia. How much antibiotics do you give them? She 7-8 weeks.

    In order to dose the antibiotics we need to know which antibiotic you have, what the strength of it is (mg) and the weight of the squirrel.

    You were given dosing for Ciproflaxin, correct? Did you give the full course of the antibiotics for 7 days, or as prescribed? Is your little one still sick? Are there different symptoms or new symptoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post

    You were given dosing for Ciproflaxin, correct? Did you give the full course of the antibiotics for 7 days, or as prescribed? Is your little one still sick? Are there different symptoms or new symptoms?

    The dosing was sent to the original poster. This was piggybacked on to another thread. ASCHAVEZ85 give us a weight, the milligrams of the antibiotic and which antibiotic you have and we can dose it for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    The dosing was sent to the original poster. This was piggybacked on to another thread. ASCHAVEZ85 give us a weight, the milligrams of the antibiotic and which antibiotic you have and we can dose it for you.
    Thank you! I am still learning how this site works. I will get all that & get back to you ASAP.

    Ok so she weighs 98gms is almost 8 weeks old. Can I use a generic brand for bactrim 400-80mg tablets. Says it treats respiratory infections.
    Last edited by Nancy in New York; 05-06-2019 at 11:17 AM. Reason: Piggybacked on another thread

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    Default Re: HELP needed with 8 week old squirrel

    I just moved the posts to your own thread. When you reply to this thread (YOUR thread) please do so HERE
    on this link:
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...k-old-squirrel

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    Default Re: HELP needed with 8 week old squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by ASCHAVEZ85 View Post

    Ok so she weighs 98gms is almost 8 weeks old. Can I use a generic brand for bactrim 400-80mg tablets. Says it treats respiratory infections.
    I am going to send you dosing for Bactrim 480 mg in a pm.
    Give me a minute to write this up and I'lll send instructions in a pm.
    I'm getting confused what your little one needs abs for, as
    Bactrim is a slow acting antibiotic.
    Can you let us know why the antibiotics?

    Also 98 grams is VERY tiny for an 8 week old squirrel.
    Can you post a photo?

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    Default Re: HELP needed with 8 week old squirrel

    I am posting these photos of ASCHAVEZ85's little squirrel Hammy.
    I have to run out for ~ an hour, so if anyone can help her, it will be so appreciated.

    This first picture is when she (Hammy) was first rescued:


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    Default Re: HELP needed for an 8 week old squirrel

    What a cute baby. I just love those Western greys. We donít see many of those on TSB.

    I didnít realize that Nancy sent dosing earlier. In response to your PM, I also sent dosing.

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    Default Re: HELP needed for an 8 week old squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    What a cute baby. I just love those Western greys. We donít see many of those on TSB.

    I didnít realize that Nancy sent dosing earlier. In response to your PM, I also sent dosing.
    Thank you❤️

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    Default Re: HELP needed for an 8 week old squirrel

    Dose she look about 8 weeks. I went off of imaginary for aging her.

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    Default Re: HELP needed for an 8 week old squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by ASCHAVEZ85 View Post
    Dose she look about 8 weeks. I went off of imaginary for aging her.
    Yes I agree, I would say ~8 weeks.


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    Update Hammy is doing 💯 better❤️ Thank you all for your help!Name:  D90DCFA0-72BB-43A4-A8B0-64430C4C33FA.jpg
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    Default Re: HELP needed for an 8 week old squirrel

    Thanks for the update. So happy to hear about Hammy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Thanks for the update. So happy to hear about Hammy.

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