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    Hello! Iím really in need of some help Iíve placed a video to show how Atlas is breathing, Iím pretty sure he has pneumonia but Iím not sure how to find antibiotics for him can someone help please?!https://youtu.be/QNgjqV76mYU

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    That's definately pneumonia. Go ahead and get a weight on him or her ready if you have a scale that weighs in grams. Keep it warm. A admin or rehabber will need a weight to do drug calculations. Theres a link on acceptable meds for squirrels. Hold on and I'll try to find the link. I am not a rehabber but have taken them n like that and took them straight to the vet.

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    I cant find the link. Here are some admins or senior members that can help. They are awesome.
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    RocyPops
    Spanky
    Step stone
    HRT4SQRLS

    do you live in sc or close my vet sees squirrels. I am sorry I couldnt fond the link with exact meds that are acceptable if you dont have the go to antibiotic of baytril. I am here for moral support if you want to. I know when I went through it I would have talked to anyone as I was up every 2 hours with me and the squirrel in the bathroom so he could breath in the humidity from hot shower water. (Just humidity, he was not in the shower)

    If u r close to sc; my vet is open today if you cant find a vet where you live.
    Private message one of the members I put on the list. They are smart and will do anything to help you.

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

    This is a 6 page list of baby squirrel care. Most importantly is feeding technique.

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    Best med for pneumonia that is fairly easily find is Cipro. Generic name is ciprofloxacin. It is used for human urinary tract infections, which are mostly a woman thing. Call all of your female friends and see if anyone has any Cipro. You just need one pill. Find out the size in milligrams - most of the time it is 500 but they do make 250mg too and we will need to know that info.

    If you can't find Cipro, see what you CAN find and come back and tell us.

    To dilute and dose any drug for you, WE will need the drug name, pill size and weight in grams of your baby.

    YOU will need a 1cc syringe, which is what you should be using for feeding anyway.

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    Dear critter mom,
    Thanks 4 helping her. Maybe she will respond back.

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    This baby is in serious condition with ap.
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    Iím so sorry, I was up all night with him and only got about 2 hours of sleep! The only person I really talk to is my mom and she doesnít have any cipro any other suggestions would be amazing. I really donít wanna lose my baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel-mom View Post
    Iím so sorry, I was up all night with him and only got about 2 hours of sleep! The only person I really talk to is my mom and she doesnít have any cipro any other suggestions would be amazing. I really donít wanna lose my baby
    You need to call around to friends, family, anyone you can to see what kind of ab you can come up with!
    You would only need 1 pill, let us know what you can find and we can tell you if it can be used how to breakdown and dose.
    Getting an ab is the only way he is going to survive this pneumonia.
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    I found some 20 MG prednisone that my husband has and my mom is looking to see if she has any amoxicillin

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    The issue is we donít have a scale to weigh him with but weíre gonna go get one as soon as the store opens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel-mom View Post
    I found some 20 MG prednisone that my husband has and my mom is looking to see if she has any amoxicillin
    In some (human) cases prednisone is used with an ab for pneumonia usually not instead of.
    I personally know of no use on a squirrel for Ap.
    The Amoxicillin although not the best for ap it would be usable and could work.

    Please post a full body picture of this baby for a guesstimate on weight.
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    My mom gave me some Amoxi-Clav 875 MG and we have the prednisone 20 MG


    He weighs 80.75 Grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel-mom View Post
    My mom gave me some Amoxi-Clav 875 MG and we have the prednisone 20 MG


    He weighs 80.75 Grams

    Great! Give me a few minutes to work it out and I'll send dosing in a private message.
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    Okay thank you so much!!

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