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    Exclamation 14g pinky won't swallow homemade rehydration solution

    i am holding him upright wrapped in fleece with head pointing down and 0.5cc miracle o-ring syringe pointed up at 45 degree angle. rehydration solution is warm. trying 1 drop in the side of his mouth but he will not swallow. just seems to want to sleep. i piddled him right before. he's too skinny and desperately needs fluids. how can i hydrate him?

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    Default Re: 14g pinky won't swallow homemade rehydration solution

    Try making the fluid a little hotter.
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    Can I try to help you find a rehabber in your area? I think you need experienced hands on this baby to save him.
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    Default Re: 14g pinky won't swallow homemade rehydration solution

    When an animal cannot or will not take hydration by mouth, it is imperative that you give it sub-cutaneous fluids (Sub-Q). A rehabber can do this for you if we can find one nearby. Otherwise, maybe a friendly vet?
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    Default Re: 14g pinky won't swallow homemade rehydration solution

    I think Sissy is in Spencer—or therebouts. That’s 1/2 hour maybe 45 minutes from Charlotte. She’s moved but maybe not too far. If so she knows rehabbers in that area and there’s squirrel vets in Charlotte.

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    Atrium Animal Hospital
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