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

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

    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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    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
    Last edited by Spanky; 03-07-2020 at 08:46 PM. Reason: Removed email address

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

    OK, I didn’t receive it but I wrote your email address down.
    You can edit your post and delete your email address from the post. Bottom right of post is edit button.

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

    Ashley, do you have syringes and what size?

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

    I have a 1 mm syringe and a 3 mm syringe

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

    Ashley has been activated...

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

    I just sent dosing by email. If you don’t get it I will post it here. It can be deleted later.

    Please return to the thread after dosing so we can discuss formula.

    Edit... Spanky has activated your account so I will send the same dosing information in a Private Message.
    Spanky, could you delete her email from her post. Thanks.

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

    I asked Ashley to return to the thread after dosing so that we can discuss formula, etc.

    By the way, the vet sounds like a total jerk. They could have told you to start that they don’t see wildlife and saved you the time.
    Just so you know, most vets won’t see wildlife and even fewer will treat wildlife for the general public. Some will actually seize the animal so be careful going to vets.

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

    Ashley found Ciprofloxacin and is on the way to pick it up.

    I will send dosing for Ciprofloxacin.

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    I got the medication mixed it as directed and he took it well. I will give another dose in the morning and I will hopefully see improvements by tomorrow night. This forum is a fantastic place! The vet definitely was not helpful. He does see wildlife and he’s the only one around me that does. I guess he just didn’t have time since he had a clinic full of cats and dogs on his “walk in day”. It was super frustrating because I was there waiting very patiently for a long time and willing to pay whatever he charged.

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

    Thank you for helping and loving your baby!

    Does he have a name yet?

    Think you might get us a picture of him?

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    Here's an excellent link to a Baby Squirrel Guide.
    It's 6 concise pages long with the next button
    in the top right corner.
    Please keep us posted on your little one.
    https://www.henryspets.com/1-baby-squirrel-care-guide/
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