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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    I give tissues and not paper towels. I think they are much easier to cram into their mouths to carry and they’re definitely softer.

    If you could stand your box on edge so that what’s inside isn’t exposed to the elements but still accessible it would make it easier for you to put stuff out for her without worry about snow or rain.

    I had an old wool Army blanket that I cut into squares and it was used. Wool would probably be well liked because of its warming capabilities.
    Thank you for the great suggestions. I think I might have an old wool blanket kicking around - I'll try to find it.

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    Default Re: Squirrel with mange is struggling - update :-)

    Hi, all!

    Thank you all so much for all the help you've given me regarding treating the backyard squirrel with mange. I got 3 doses of Ivermectin in her, and feed her several times a day. She's much improved. Here are before and after pictures.

    She may not be totally in the clear. She still scratches a lot, and makes small bloody spots on her skin. She also will sometimes tilt a little to the left. Sometimes when she does that, she also lifts a paw. But otherwise, her behavior seems perky and normal.

    I have Revolution on order and will give her a dose of that when it arrives - unless the experts on this board recommend otherwise.
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    That is so much better. That's great. I am sure that you giving her extra food was a big help as well.

    Thanks for giving everyone an update.

    It will take the fur some time to reach full thickness.

    It looks like she was able to retain her full tail throughout the whole ordeal.

    Where you able to give her some paper products for her nest?

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    She looks so much better! You most likely saved her life! I would continue to help support her with food and water. She might not need any additional meds at all but if you see any relapse, you can repeat the treatment or use Revilution this time.
    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
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    That's such a great update!
    Animals are magical....Thank you everyone who tries to help them, save them tirelessly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Monkey View Post
    That is so much better. That's great. I am sure that you giving her extra food was a big help as well.

    Thanks for giving everyone an update.

    It will take the fur some time to reach full thickness.

    It looks like she was able to retain her full tail throughout the whole ordeal.

    Where you able to give her some paper products for her nest?
    Thank you for your message! We put a out a box with leaves and cut up squares of paper towels. The last time we took it in - so it wouldn't get snowed on, the paper towels were gone, so I'll put some more out.

    My hubby commented that it was a flattering picture of the squirrel - and it was - the picture makes her look a little better than what she really is, but I thought she deserved a flattering picture :-). She started to lose fur at the base of her tail, and that still hasn't quite come back, but by and large she did retain a fluffy tail throughout. And you're correct - her fur is not thick at all, but it's great to see that it is coming back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeDriver View Post
    She looks so much better! You most likely saved her life! I would continue to help support her with food and water. She might not need any additional meds at all but if you see any relapse, you can repeat the treatment or use Revilution this time.
    Thank you for your reply! I couldn't have done this with out the support of you and the other wonderful people on this board - I really appreciate the help and encouragement that all of you have given.

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    Default Re: Squirrel with mange is struggling - Revolution?

    Hi, all!

    The backyard squirrel with mange is doing really well. But she still scratches a lot and has bloody spots - on her paw now - kind of like where our wrist would be...

    I've received the Revolution/Strong Hold and am thinking I should dose her with it.

    Two questions. One is that it is bitter cold here in Michigan right now - lows around 0o and highs only in the teens. And there's a fair amount of snow on the ground, don't know if that matters or not. I'm wondering if I should avoid giving her the Strong Hold now when she's having to struggle with the bitter cold. Would it compromise her system such that she would have more trouble battling the freezing temps.

    Secondly, when I do does her, how do I actually do that? I have 3 pipettes of the Strong Hold. Do I just pierce the cap and put a drop on a nut?

    Thank you!!!

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    Default Re: Squirrel with mange is struggling - Revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geri View Post
    Hi, all!
    The backyard squirrel with mange is doing really well. But she still scratches a lot and has bloody spots - on her paw now - kind of like where our wrist would be...
    I've received the Revolution/Strong Hold and am thinking I should dose her with it.
    Two questions. One is that it is bitter cold here in Michigan right now - lows around 0o and highs only in the teens. And there's a fair amount of snow on the ground, don't know if that matters or not. I'm wondering if I should avoid giving her the Strong Hold now when she's having to struggle with the bitter cold. Would it compromise her system such that she would have more trouble battling the freezing temps.
    Secondly, when I do does her, how do I actually do that? I have 3 pipettes of the Strong Hold. Do I just pierce the cap and put a drop on a nut? Thank you!!!

    Treating her will not compromise her being out in the cold.
    Yes, 1 or 2 drops on a nut that she will eat will do it.
    I would either put a hole in the nut or scrape a channel in
    the nut for dosing allowing some time for med to absorb.
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    Follow Step's instructions. Keep on giving her food as needed, natural food sources are getting scarce as the winter winds on. I give my wilds unsalted almonds. The extra protein and fat helps keep them strong during the winter.
    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
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    Default Re: Squirrel with mange is struggling - Revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post

    Treating her will not compromise her being out in the cold.
    Yes, 1 or 2 drops on a nut that she will eat will do it.
    I would either put a hole in the nut or scrape a channel in
    the nut for dosing allowing some time for med to absorb.
    Thank you for the reassurance! I'll dose her this weekend.

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