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    Hi All, I have an Eastern grey squirrel that I suspect has a UTI. She sits in corner to urinate and has one trouble urinating as it only comes out in drops. I'm sure she has a little pain as she squints her eyes while doing so. The urine is clear and her bowel movements are good. Could she possibly have crystals?? Or would the urine be bloody and dark if crystals were involved. I do have Baytril 10% liquid but am unsure as to the dose rate as I use it primarily for birds(pigeons). Her diet might have gotten a little out of whack for a day or so but she was running around and urinating fine. This seems to be out of nowhere. I weighed her and she is rigth at 1 lb. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Suspected UTI Baytril 10% dosing question

    I have never dosed the 10% solution. Someone on here will be able to help so continue to check back.

    What is the strength of it? Does it say?

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    It is Baytril 10%. I can upload a pic of bottle when I go back in. Thanks

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    Default Re: Suspected UTI Baytril 10% dosing question

    In regard to your concern about bladder stones, has your squirrel been through a round of AB in the past? Do you include a broad spectrum Probiotic w/prebiotic in the diet?

    Healthy good bacteria gut comprises 70 percent of the total immune system of the body which keeps the bad bacterial levels low, so that they don't promote UTIs. In the wild tree squirrels have access to natural sourced good bacteria by pulling up grass tufts and chewing on the soil that surrounds the roots. Probiotics supported with prebiotics also support digestion of foods availability of nutrients from the foods that they consume, and protect the body from the overgrowth of bad bacteria. Probiotics with prebiotics also support good bone health because they are able to degrade calcium carbonate reducing anti-nutrient (oxalic acid) that otherwise bonds with calcium into (calcium oxalate) that the body is not able to utilize for bones and cells.

    In lab research, bladder stones occurred in sterile rats (those that lacked any intestinal bacteria); yet when probiotics (good bacteria) were subsequently introduced into the diet, the formation of bladder stones ceased. Similar to this, the repeated use of AB without the inclusion of probiotics for either sex, causes significant wipe out of gut biome's good digestive bacteria, which promotes the formation of bladder stones in rodents.

    With the issue of AB resistant bacterial strains, some veterinarians advise pets should be treated with probiotic/prebiotics for UTI. A UTI in a female E. Gray was quickly resolved after including a probiotic/prebiotic without AB. If you aren't going to test to determine if the bacteria is AB resistant, just in case it is an AB resistant strain, it's worth first trying the probiotics alone. Including this same source daily in the diet of a female E. gray squirrel, who never once developed a UTI during her long lifetime that was over a decade, is advisable.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PJN2HO...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    Another source that lend support to urinary tract health, and lowers the alkaline urine pH produced by UTI is the Bilberry, that is relatively lower than most berries in oxalic acid. Drops of this source can be added directly to food daily.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bilberry-Alco...1&sr=8-15&th=1

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    Default Re: Suspected UTI Baytril 10% dosing question

    Sorry for so many duplicates. Tried uploading from phone and my time expired for editing.

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    I have used a round of antibiotics in the past fpor what seems to be the same symptoms. I have used probiotics when she was younger but she quit eating the yogurt I mixed it with. I haven't found anything she eats to add it to bit will definitely look intop the link and doing a round after this treatment. She is a very picky eater and will barely eat the hhb any flavor that is offered.I have been giving the frozen cranberries in her diet as I picked up a couple bags around the holidays and froze them to use throughout the year. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank youfor your response.

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    The soil based good bacteria that squirrels consume in the wild is what needs to be supplemented, yet not with potential contaminants in the form of inorganic and organic minerals, nor endoparasites: (worms: nematodes, helminthes). One vet noted not to use dairy acidophilus for heat related UTI. SBO are a concentrated source of soil based organisms with prebiotics are recommended by veterinarians to include daily.

    For UTI, increase the maintenance amount daily by double. In my research squirrel diet the amount included for maintenance for the smaller southern ssp. of E. Gray was (1/64) Tsp. . Start then by doubling this amount to (1/32 Tsp.) daily. Mixing the powder into organic baked butternut squash that has cooled to room temperature, works well. Add to the baked squash with the SBO powder measured out of the larger amount of one capsule, organic food grade Chia oil and it will be even healthier as food grade (not carrier oil that should not be ingested) Chia oil is a powerful immune health support, higher in Omega 3 than 8 fatty acids, reducing inflammation. The multi pronged approach to improving and maintaining good health is the best approach.

    Butternut squash can be stored in the freezer silicone baby food trays placed into a vacuum sealed bags, or freezer zip-lock bags near closed on a straw inserted so you can literally breath out the air it contains in place of using vacuum sealed bags, then the straw removed and sealed. This makes it easy to remove a portion to include in the meals daily. Thawing the portion removed overnight in a covered dish and then placing it on the counter still covered to warm up further prior to feeding.

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    Default Re: Suspected UTI Baytril 10% dosing question

    Check your pm's for dosing on the liquid baytril....
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