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    Default Wild with awful teeth

    At a friend’s house last week I saw a sweet little squirrel come for her peanut butter sandwich. Friend fixes peanut sandwiches for all the wild critters. Little girl looked like she had a scab on her nose. Yesterday my friend texted me six times while I was at a doctor appointment. The little squirrel looked awful. One eye was swollen shut and her face was swollen. She caught her in a pillowcase and put her in a cat carrier. I told her to take her to my vet. The pictures are worth a thousand words. This sweetheart had suffered some sort of trauma and her teeth suffered for it. Tonight her teeth are short but she has a hole in her upper palate. She’s on her second day of Baytril. I can smell infection. Her breathing is “jucy” and labored. I give her water. She’s thirsty. I bet she’s hungry too but she can’t eat. I give her some of Fours gruel but little one can’t swallow. I asked if I could “stack” another antiobiotic to get that infection under control. I was told if she was no better Friday to call. If I had oxygen she would be tented. I don’t. How can I help this sweet girl. Her eyes are affected too. She has drops for them and they look better but not great. The middle picture is her tonight.
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    I would definitely go for the ABs to keep the infection in check. For nourishment yu may want to try Ensure - they even have a pecan flavour. It worked with my lil fellow who was struck by a car and couldn't eat solids for a week. Might want to cover her eyes while you feed her - being a wild she might be very stressed or spooked , it could help you feed her with a syringe. Might the vet have something to suggest for the breathing?

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    CL do you have clindamycin? So good for infections above the neck in mammals (including us). Can be stacked with Baytril. Poor girlie!!The pecan Ensure is a great idea....dilute it if you have to so she can swallow.
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    I think I do have Clindamycin. Her breathing is better today. Ill look for pecan Ensure. Im thinking when shes better Ill fix a little peanut butter sandwich for her. I can put a teeny bit of Henrys Vitamins in the peanut butter. Comfort food doncha know?!

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