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    Unhappy Pneumonia… I don’t know how to does this medicine.

    I found a tiny baby squirrel about a week ago. He’s been doing great. I would guess he’s about two weeks old right now. He weighs 30 Grams. I noticed the clicking sound started last night. Of course I did some research and it said the baby needed some antibiotics quickly. This morning I went to the only vet in my area that sees wildlife animals. Today was his walk in clinic. After waiting 45 minutes for my name to be called… The vet looked at me without ever looking at the squirrel and said he didn’t have time for that today. After waiting 45 minutes I didn’t get any help. I’ve done a lot of reading and it says that I can give the baby amoxicillin. Some say that you can take a 500 mg amoxicillin capsule dissolve it in water… So my question is can you actually do that? And if so what would the appropriate dilution and dosage be?

    I’ll also add that he is eating well and moving around. I just don’t want it to get worse and I lose him.

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    Hi Ashley, we can help. Is Amoxicillin the only antibiotic you have?

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    Default Re: Pneumonia… I don’t know how to does this medicine.

    Is amoxicillin the only antibiotic you can locate? Could you call family and friends and possibly locate Augmentin (human)/Clavamox (animal) or Ciproflaxin (human)/ Baytril (animal). If not I believe amoxicillin can be used. The weight of the baby and the strength of the medicine will be needed for someone to dose the meds for you.

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    Yes right now it’s the only one I have. I could possibly get some Ciproflaxin but it would be tomorrow before I could get my hands on it.

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    Precious

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    Thanks for the picture!

    Chipper is a pretty little pinkie!

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    With the help of this amazing group… The clicking is gone! I’ve adjusted my feeding technique and He hasn’t had any aspiration issues. I’m so incredibly thankful! But now we have some diarrhea… i’m assuming from the antibiotics. Any tips to help with that? I’m currently feeding the goat milk, heavy whipping cream, and yogurt mix until my formula comes in on Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleyfrancis84 View Post
    With the help of this amazing group… The clicking is gone! I’ve adjusted my feeding technique and He hasn’t had any aspiration issues. I’m so incredibly thankful! But now we have some diarrhea… i’m assuming from the antibiotics. Any tips to help with that? I’m currently feeding the goat milk, heavy whipping cream, and yogurt mix until my formula comes in on Tuesday.
    I'm so glad to hear the clicking is gone.
    Get some probiotic capsules from the drug store.
    Pull one apart and give the amount of a capital O two
    hours before dosing the abs.
    I use these:


    You can also cut back a little on the heavy cream for now
    until the diarrhea subsides.
    Thank you for the update.
    Your boy is just precious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleyfrancis84 View Post
    With the help of this amazing group… The clicking is gone! I’ve adjusted my feeding technique and He hasn’t had any aspiration issues. I’m so incredibly thankful! But now we have some diarrhea… i’m assuming from the antibiotics. Any tips to help with that? I’m currently feeding the goat milk, heavy whipping cream, and yogurt mix until my formula comes in on Tuesday.
    The probiotic is important and also something I have used with good success is called BRAT. Do both. Take 3 Tablespoons of made formula (whatever you are feeding)
    1/2 teaspoon of Gerber rice baby cereal
    1/2 teaspoon of banana baby food

    Feed this as you would your regular formula. Do not over feed your baby. That would cause diarrhea. Feed at 5% of the baby’s weight.

    You have a very beautiful baby!
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    Precious.

    He is a little lean. Just to review, he is on FoxValley 20:50 right?

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    That sounds perfect. I will dose the amoxicillin now. I will send you a Private Message with dosing instructions. If you can get Ciprofloxacin tomorrow that would be even better.

    Is the pill you have 500mg?

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    Thank you so much. Yes it’s 500mg. And I will let you know if I can get the other medication tomorrow. I really appreciate your help, we’ve grown quite attached to this little guy.

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    Default Re: Pneumonia… I don’t know how to does this medicine.

    Actually, you are so new to the board you haven’t been activated by an Admin. Because of that I can’t send you a Private Message yet. We don’t put dosing on the open board.

    Could you reply to my personal email address? I will send dosing to your email.

    I will delete my email from this thread in 10 minutes.

    *****.******@gmail.com

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    Yes doing it now.

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    Did you send it?

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    Yes. It says it sent but just in case you don’t receive it you can also email me at XXX@XXX.com
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    I wanted to let you know about the Miracle nipple. It is awesome for feeding baby squirrels. They are much less likely to aspirate when using a good nipple and feeding technique. The Miracle nipple can be purchased at Henry’s Healthy Pets. Also, O-ring syringes are much smoother than the black plunger type. Those get sticky and can cause a blast of formula. Henry’s also sells the O-ring syringes.

    The baby is precious and I’m so glad he is doing better. Did I miss the little peanuts name?

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    His name is Chipper 😊

    How should I mix this probiotic?

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    Are you referring to the powdered probiotic? You can put it in his formula that’s already in a syringe if you know about how much he takes each time. Or you can mix it with a little water and just put it in his mouth. It doesn’t have much taste, I’ve been told.

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    I went and got the same probiotic capsules that are in the picture above. I wasn’t sure how to dilute and how much to give. He’s so very little… I don’t want to give too much but I know the antibiotics have upset his belly.

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