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    Please help very urgent. Can someone please help me diagnose this I have no idea what it is sheís losing weight has these weird open wounds. Not sure if this is relevant but her poop is abnormally small. We love her like family. Can someone please give us any ideas or guidance what we can do to help her.!Name:  867759D3-2BC0-49B2-9577-026785FD6D6B.jpg
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    I have never seen anything like that before. Could this be some type of insect bite? You can wipe down these wounds with a dilute betadine solution (10%).

    Although I can't tell you what is going on, I would do an extreme cage cleaning including everything in it and the room the cage is in.

    Although this may not be a bacterial infection, there is a possibility of a secondary bacterial infection so I would attempt to get an antibiotic ready in case it is needed (cipro, clavamox etc).

    How long has the been going on?

    If you are in Fl, we have some experienced squirrel folks in the state who may be able to offer help/advice and there are some vets with squirrel experience there as well.



    Quote Originally Posted by mpond731 View Post
    Please help very urgent. Can someone please help me diagnose this I have no idea what it is sheís losing weight has these weird open wounds. Not sure if this is relevant but her poop is abnormally small. We love her like family. Can someone please give us any ideas or guidance what we can do to help her.!Name:  867759D3-2BC0-49B2-9577-026785FD6D6B.jpg
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    Do you have a vet for her? Broward Avian and Exotic animal hospital in Deerfield Beach sees wildlife. 954-968-7171. Thatís the closest vet to you that I know of.

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    I tried to call when I was on my way there but I donít have papers for her so they canít help her=( I will do anything to help her I donít care what it takes. Is there ANY thing I can get online for her? Anyone that will help please

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpond731 View Post
    I tried to call when I was on my way there but I donít have papers for her so they canít help her=( I will do anything to help her I donít care what it takes. Is there ANY thing I can get online for her? Anyone that will help please
    I'm so sorry, I don't understand why she needs papers...your in Florida it's OK to have a pet squirrel.
    Can you possibly get her to another vet, long drive but Dr Emerson in Port Orange FL is awesome 👍
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    Does she spend time outside? These look like burst abscesses - are there any present that don't have the scooped out appearance?

    To dilute the 10% Betadyne (it is available in the wound care section of any drug store - it looks like a bottle full of blood!) mix 1/4 teaspoon of the betadyne into 1/4 cup water and just wet down the area with it. It doesn't sting or burn at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeDriver View Post
    I have never seen anything like that before. Could this be some type of insect bite? You can wipe down these wounds with a dilute betadine solution (10%).

    Although I can't tell you what is going on, I would do an extreme cage cleaning including everything in it and the room the cage is in.

    Although this may not be a bacterial infection, there is a possibility of a secondary bacterial infection so I would attempt to get an antibiotic ready in case it is needed (cipro, clavamox etc).

    How long has the been going on?

    If you are in Fl, we have some experienced squirrel folks in the state who may be able to offer help/advice and there are some vets with squirrel experience there as well.
    Sheís now throwing up A LOT and having diarrhea

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    Ugh. Poor baby.

    You need to push fluids. I would get a bottle of pedialyte or make your own homemade hydration solution and use that. Small amounts pretty frequently - you don't want to trigger more vomiting. If you need to continue fluids after 24 hours - if the diarrhea is continuing, start mixing in plain water - you don't want to give pedialyte too long. I would also give her some pepto bismol - about .5ml, and then watch her. Could she have eaten something bad? They stash food and can eat things that have gone rancid - this may or may not be related to what is happening with her skin.

    What size are the clav pills? I prefer them - much longer shelf life.

    To dose anything, we will need to know her weight.

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