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    Hello a baby squirrel fell out of the nest at my home and the nest seems abandoned with no mother around , It was bleeding by the nose and I have been taking care of it for a week and itís eyes are still closed . Sometime she drinks out of the Syringe to fast and it comes out her nose she is making a slight clicking noise and now she also has these little pimples on the inside of her legs which she didnít have before . No vet around me takes wildlife so I canít get baytril but my dog she got prescribed an antibiotics simplicef cefpodoxime pills . Can I give her price of that or how much because I think she has pneumonia

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    Aprilgeorge, this is an old thread.
    It would be good if you started a new one in the life threatening help forum.
    To dose any type of medication you will need the baby's weight and strength of the medicine.
    What type of formula are you feeding right now.
    I'm not an expert here on the board, but you'll definitely need a weight on the baby.
    Pictures and/or video are also always helpful.


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    Sorry I have no clue how to work this I am new to this website but thank you for getting back to me . I have no clue her weight but she is probably only two weeks old her fur is coming in [IMG]IMG_0758.JPG[/IMG]

    Trying to send picture

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    Aprilgeorge, everyone is really busy with babies right now, but someone will be here to help as soon as they can.
    I have never treated a baby with pneumonia nor dosed medication.
    What type of formula are you feeding and what size syringe are you using?

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    Default Re: Help! Possible pneumonia

    Thank you lukaslolamaus. I made a new thread, and pm'd Aprilgeorge this link.

    Aprilgeorge, call your family and friends and see if they have ONE cipro (human ab.)
    or Baytril (animal ab.) OR Clavamox (animal ab) or Augmentin (human ab)

    We can dose it for you if you let us know the strength (mg.) and the weight of you
    squirrel in grams.

    What size syringe are you using, and what formula.
    This is the formula that we always recommend.



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    Thank you Nancy

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    I cannot find any dosing info for this med, and from what I am reading about it, I don't think it is really what you need. Someone else may have more info.

    Can you contact your female friends and see if anyone has had a urinary tract infection that they were given Cipro for. It is the med usually given for UTIs, and it is also basically the human form of Baytril. If you can get just ONE pill we can help you properly dilute it for use for your baby. That IS what you need for aspiration pneumonia.

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    Default Re: Help! Possible pneumonia

    Thank you everyone for your help!

    Iím feeding her esbilac goats milk for puppies powder

    And I saw online at chewy.com they sell baytril for dogs should I purchase that
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    Thanks everyone for your help !
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    April, most likely you need a prescription for that med at chewys. You also do not have time to wait for someone to send you that drug.

    The best thing to do is what Critter mom suggested, contact friends and see if anyone has 1 pill of Baytril/Cipro or Clavamox/ augmentin. You can also use doxycycline and amoxicillin. Time is of the essence, AP is very deadly but very treatable with those antibiotics. We also need the strength of the meds. We can guess on the babyís weight.
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    Thank you so much I will ask friends ASAP .
    Does anyone know what these pimples are in the inside of the legs itís like a rash
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    Default Re: Help! Possible pneumonia

    What size syringe are you using?
    At this age you don't want anything larger than
    a 1 cc syringe. Are you using a nipple?
    Also can you get the Powdered Puppy Esbilac
    like the one in the photo above. Most pet stores or
    tractor supply stores sell this.
    The goat's milk doesn't have the proper nutrients
    for a baby squirrel.

    Also here is an excellent like on caring for baby
    squirrels. It's 6 pages long (very quick read though)with the NEXT button on
    the top right hand side.

    https://www.henryspets.com/1-basic-setup/

    Amazon has the correct formula, and if you have Prime, you'll
    probably get it by Monday, if you can't find it near you.
    https://www.amazon.com/PetAg-Esbilac...gateway&sr=8-3

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    Default Re: Help! Possible pneumonia

    It possibly could be a staff infection. Try putting triple antibiotic ointment on it. If you have betadine put a few drops in water a make a Ďweak teaí and wipe that on the affected area.

    Let us know ASAP when you get the med. if he gets fussy about eating, lethargic, and/or a regular clicking, you must get antibiotics or you will lose him.
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    Thanks so much I changed the puppy milk to the correct kind yesterday and last night and today he has not made any clicking noises anymore he is eating good . I position him sprawled out on his tummy when eating so it does not go in his nose , I also put antibiotics ointment on the pimples , he seems to be doing good today , I will go buy some betadine too

    will keep an eye out on him and make sure he keeps on getting better

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    By the way, he is a cutie patootie
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