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    1 week ago I found 3 baby squirrels 24 hours after their nursing mom was found dead on the road. They were lifeless and very cold. After warming them up they began to wiggle and make noise. Gave 24 hours of hydration fluid and are now on Fox Valley formula. They are approximately 2-3 weeks old and 2 of the 3 have developed rapid breathing and not wanting to eat. I want to dose all of them with a course of antibiotics in case they have an upper respiratory infection. I use a 1cc syringe and a miracle nipple and go by the 5-7% feeding scale but they wont take more than 1cc formula at a time. I think they are sick. I have SMZ/MP DS 800-160mg, Clindamycin Hcl 300 mg, Cephalexin 500 mg, and Amoxicillin 250mg (that is 2 yrs expired) Can someone help me figure out what dose they need? The weights this morning are Sandie 58grams, Rocky 60 grams, and Petunia is 70 grams. Thanks in advance for all you do!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alana1957 View Post
    1 week ago I found 3 baby squirrels 24 hours after their nursing mom was found dead on the road. They were lifeless and very cold. After warming them up they began to wiggle and make noise. Gave 24 hours of hydration fluid and are now on Fox Valley formula. They are approximately 2-3 weeks old and 2 of the 3 have developed rapid breathing and not wanting to eat. I want to dose all of them with a course of antibiotics in case they have an upper respiratory infection. I use a 1cc syringe and a miracle nipple and go by the 5-7% feeding scale but they wont take more than 1cc formula at a time. I think they are sick. I have SMZ/MP DS 800-160mg, Clindamycin Hcl 300 mg, Cephalexin 500 mg, and Amoxicillin 250mg (that is 2 yrs expired) Can someone help me figure out what dose they need? The weights this morning are Sandie 58grams, Rocky 60 grams, and Petunia is 70 grams. Thanks in advance for all you do!!!
    Are any of them "clicking" when they breathe?
    I really hate dosing babies without knowing if actually needed but won't risk
    what I don't have an actual way of knowing.
    I will get it worked up and send dosing in a pm for SMZ/MP DS 800-160mg.
    Step-N-Stone
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    Wildlife Master Rehabilitator


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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    Are any of them "clicking" when they breathe?
    I really hate dosing babies without knowing if actually needed but won't risk
    what I don't have an actual way of knowing.
    I will get it worked up and send dosing in a pm for SMZ/MP DS 800-160mg.


    occasional slight clicking, respirations faster than normal and more lethargic than was several days ago...THANK YOU so much..I will keep ya posted.

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    How are your babies doing?

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