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    Looking for my Georgia fosters! Need help!!

    I live in Jasper, Ga and looking for a Vet reference. Do you have any
    contacts who could steer me in the right direction? I have had this
    baby since she was a week old (pink and small) and past few days (week 5) she has been
    showing white pasty poop and now concerned as she lost weight and
    seems underweight for her age 56grams.
    I have past experience with a baby squirrel and raised her under a
    rehabber's supervision, however, there were never any signs of
    troubles.
    I am not sure if I am feeding too much or if she has a gut bug.

    Please help me find someone close to help give proper treatment asap

    Ps. I have been changing out formula and ordered the fox valley due to arrive.
    meanwhile she is being fed canned goats milk with organic vanilla
    yogurt and heavy whipping cream. Wonder if I should flush out her system with just water for 12 hours but again, concerned about her lack of weight.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Jasper, Ga need Help finding support and vet

    I know some rehabbers who use this place.

    https://www.ervethosp.com/index.html

    Not terribly far from Jasper

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    Default Re: Jasper, Ga need Help finding support and vet

    We have a couple of rehabber members in Georgia or the southern Carolinas. I will reach out to them and direct them to this thread.

    In the meantime....What exactly is going on with your little one? Are you concerned about the lack of weight gain? What formula was she previously on? Are you reconstituting the canned goats milk with water per the instructions prior to making it into the formula?

    A picture would be helpful.

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    Default Re: Jasper, Ga need Help finding support and vet

    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Squirrel View Post
    Looking for my Georgia fosters! Need help!!

    I live in Jasper, Ga and looking for a Vet reference. Do you have any
    contacts who could steer me in the right direction? I have had this
    baby since she was a week old (pink and small) and past few days (week 5) she has been
    showing white pasty poop and now concerned as she lost weight and
    seems underweight for her age 56grams.
    I have past experience with a baby squirrel and raised her under a
    rehabber's supervision, however, there were never any signs of
    troubles.
    I am not sure if I am feeding too much or if she has a gut bug.

    Please help me find someone close to help give proper treatment asap

    Ps. I have been changing out formula and ordered the fox valley due to arrive.
    meanwhile she is being fed canned goats milk with organic vanilla
    yogurt and heavy whipping cream. Wonder if I should flush out her system with just water for 12 hours but again, concerned about her lack of weight.

    Thank you!
    Are you mixing the goat milk formula as recommended?
    3 parts goat’s milk
    1 part heavy whipping cream*
    1 part vanilla yogurt
    How much, how often are you feeding?


    You mention you "have been changing out formula." what all formula's has she been on?
    The FV is a perfect choice, I hope you ordered the 20/50. When switching formula's one needs to transition over to a
    new formula so as not to cause digestive issues. Eyes open babies should also be introduced to a good quality rodent
    block as their first solid food.

    Assuming this is a grey squirrel? Her weight is on the high end for a 4 week old. ~ Could she be dehydrated?
    Pinch test; Pull the skin up between the shoulders and determine how slowly it goes down when let go. A properly
    hydrated baby will snap back in place. A dehydrated baby can not properly process what it is being fed.
    I would recommend hydrating for a feeding (or two) and then offer hydration in between regular formula feedings.
    Step-N-Stone
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    Wildlife Master Rehabilitator


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    Default Re: Jasper, Ga need Help finding support and vet

    I notified Spanky and Javarat about this thread.

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    For Pets Sake in Decatur, GA was recommended as being a squirrel safe vet that won’t seize.

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    Default Re: Jasper, Ga need Help finding support and vet

    If the white poop continues it means she is totally not digesting the formula.
    Or its white because you are pushing too much calcium.
    With the weight loss, I would guess the first situation.

    I had several do this last fall during the mess with Esbilac.
    You never mentioned what formula you have been using up to now?

    Only thing that worked was stopping all formula and feeding just water for 12 hours,
    And then formula diluted to 25% for 12 hours, then 50% for 24 hours, and then 75% for 24 hours.

    I am in Cumming, GA.. 40 minutes from you.
    If you need to, I can take the baby until we can get it back on yellow poop.
    Javarat
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    The Cumming Nuthouse Wildlife Facility

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    Update: Finder contacted me and brought me the squirrel today.

    Appears to be 4.5 weeks old. Opened her eyes at around 3 weeks because of stress. Finder had already tried a 12-hour water flush and moved to a different formula... and it now has yellow diarrhea. Weighs 54 grams.
    I am keeping it for a week to stop the diarrhea, hydrate, and get some growth. Moving it to a 3 hour feeding schedule, and keeping in my incubator. It has a very good appetite.

    It also has crooked teeth. Trimmed the teeth back to see if they will grow out straighter.
    Javarat
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    The Cumming Nuthouse Wildlife Facility

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    Update:
    Diarrhea is gone.
    Little girl is consistently gaining 1 gram between feedings.
    Weighs 62g this morning.
    No sign of poop, but that's normal in this situation.
    I moved her into my baby tub with Noelle and 8 150-250g babies. Hilarious to see her little 62g body on the pile.
    When I open the tub she explodes out from the pile and runs to me to eat.
    When I put her back in she skitters across the bodies, and dives into a crack between two. Looks just like a cat running across a herd of cows.

    When I first added her, laying her on Noelle's tummy. She was initially uncertain about this...
    Javarat
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    The Cumming Nuthouse Wildlife Facility

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