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What Antibiotics Can I give a squirrel?

What Antibiotics Can I give a squirrel?

Antibiotics of choice are Baytril and Clavamox. Bactrim (also called Sulfatrim or Septra) can also be used. Your veterinarian can recommend a good antibiotic for your squirrel. For prevention of antibiotic-induced diarrhea, be sure to give benebac, lactobacillus, or probios.

How can I help my sick squirrel?

If the squirrel is hurt:

  1. Handle the squirrel as little as possible.
  2. Keep the squirrel warm – human body temperature is a good guideline.
  3. Place the box or cage away from other animals and keep the area as quiet as possible.
  4. Contact A Rehabber!

How much amoxicillin do you give a squirrel?


Amoxycillin trihydrate (Betamox LA 150mg/ml) 150mg/kg IM
Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Synulox/Augmentin) 2ml/kg PO
Cefalexin 60mg/kg PO
15mg/kg SC

How do you give a squirrel calcium?

Acorns, whole roasted pumpkin seeds, and almonds are the healthiest, followed by hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, English walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and peanuts, in that order. Avoid: Cashews, sunflower seeds, dried corn, pine nuts (will cause severe calcium loss).

What can you give a squirrel for pain?

Administer antibiotics. Use triple antibiotic ointment with pain reliever on wound. If eyes are also injured, you can use Terramycin ointment (for eye injuries, 2 to 4 times daily, as needed).

What do you do with a dying squirrel?

However, if you’re sure the squirrel is ill or permanently abandoned, the best help you can offer is to get him quickly to a wildlife rehabilitator, and keep him warm and hydrated en route. Always wear gloves and take care when handling wild animals, even baby ones.

How many years can squirrels live?

Alpine marmot: 15 – 18 years
Siberian chipmunk: 6 – 10 years

Is it safe to have a squirrel as a pet?

Squirrels eat nearly anything, which is partly why they are illegal to keep as pets in California. Given the prevalence of wild squirrels in California, it may surprise you to learn that keeping one as a pet is illegal. Feeding a wild animal — even a squirrel — is considered animal harassment under section 251.1.

What kind of Meds can you give a squirrel?

Specific meds like Ivermectin & Panacur are available at farm supplies depending on your state’s law. Make sure you consult with your vet or post a question on The Squirrel Board before using any OTC meds designated for livestock. There is no squirrel medical guide.

What should I do with my Pet Squirrel?

Squirrels have very strong teeth, so opt for a metal cage over wood or plastic. Make sure to buy a secure cage as squirrels are good at getting through small spaces. Give your squirrel things to climb on. Make sure that your squirrel has things to climb on to mimic its natural environment, such as pieces of wood or clean, sturdy branches.

Where can I buy rodent blocks for my Squirrel?

You can buy rodent blocks at your local pet store or online. If your squirrel pet doesn’t want to eat the rodent block, try coating it with a thin layer of unsalted peanut butter. (squirrels love peanut butter) Feed them 3-4 blocks per day and throw away any of the uneaten blocks.

What should I do if my Squirrel is injured?

All rehabilitators should put together a med kit and triage area to give immediate emergency care to injured squirrels and to determine if additional care by a licensed vet is required. Different states have different rules regarding what procedures are allowed by rehabbers and what med’s / equipment may be possessed.

Where can I buy ivermectin paste for squirrels?

I am very fortunate to have a Vet that treats wild squirrels, but unfortunately, a majority of Veterinarians will not see or take care of them. Ivermectin Paste can be purchased over the counter in any Farm Store, (like TSC,) in the horse section.

What should I give a baby squirrel when I find it?

If you’ve found a baby squirrel, always give them Pedialyte before giving them any type of milk. Choose the unflavored type of Pedialyte, if you can find it. Once they have been rehydrated, then you can start feeding them Ebsilac formula for squirrels.

What kind of medicine can I give my Dog over the counter?

My Top 10 List of Over-the-Counter Human Meds That Can Be Used on Pets 1 Pepcid AC (famotidine). 2 Tagamet HB (cimetidine) These stomach drugs, which hinder the body’s production of GI acids,… 3 Aspirin… 4 Artificial tears and other ophthalmic lubricants…

What’s the best thing to do with a squirrel?

Squirrels are sweet. “Tintin is really affectionate. He loves to snuggle around my neck and give kisses. He also likes being held in both my hands and curling up into a little fur ball. At night, he comes up to cuddle with me and then he crawls to his own bed to sleep.” They’re also eternal babies. “Tintin is like a puppy and like a toddler.