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    Default Treatment without vet visit?

    I have a gray squirrel that is about 3 weeks old and 51 grams. I hear a clicking, which from what I've found online is likely aspiration pneumonia. I've tried finding a vet that would treat him in my area and so far I'm not finding one. Is there a way to get antibiotics without a vet visit? Is there something else I could be doing to help him?

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    Default Re: Treatment without vet visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCN View Post
    I have a gray squirrel that is about 3 weeks old and 51 grams. I hear a clicking, which from what I've found online is likely aspiration pneumonia. I've tried finding a vet that would treat him in my area and so far I'm not finding one. Is there a way to get antibiotics without a vet visit? Is there something else I could be doing to help him?

    If this is aspiration pneumonia, antibiotics is the only answer to treatment.
    Squirrels can be treated with human antibiotics, all it would take is a pill or two.
    Preferred medications is Baytril which is an antibiotics for animals, Cipro (
    Ciprofloxacin) is the human form.
    Many woman use Cipro for yeast treatment and often will keep/have this med on hand.

    Other antibiotics can be used in lieu of these two.
    Call around to family, friends and see what you can come up with. We can tell you how to break down and dose.
    Be aware that time is of the essence with AP as aspiration pneumonia will take them down fast.


    Step-N-Stone
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