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Date Posted: 17:08:28 01/29/10 Fri
Author: Connie and Rain
Subject: Re: Does the pup have hair, Connie? Kitten Milk Replacement ...
In reply to: Connie and Rain 's message, "Re: Does the pup have hair, Connie? Kitten Milk Replacement ..." on 09:48:56 01/26/10 Tue

Baby Boy didn't make it! Still sure he had inhaled water and just too cold that night;I tried but failed! At least he was warm and loved! That was all I could do for him. I really thought he had a chance! Thank You.>Yes, has hair and eyes wide open [in fact he is all
>eyes!]. Now that I've looked back at Rains pictures,
>I think he is about the same age she was but much less
>active and more fragile! A bit younger maybe and not
>active at all [Rain was running about the next day and
>we had to find a cage right away]. I'm afraid maybe
>he has water in his lungs! I located some small cans
>of kitten formula, thats what I used w/Rain. I have
>lots of help coming my way. Thank You to All>Does the
>pup have hair, Connie? [That will be a clue
>>in just how old the pup is.] Kitten milk Replacement
>>.... should work okay, for him, but I would get fresh
>>stuff. Might be good to dilute it with PedialyteŽ,
>>for a day or two. Try keeping him on you; inside your
>>shirt actually works best; or, believe it or not,
>>pretty close to your heart (so, a 'sports type' bra
>>often works well, if you can put the pup 'in
>>between'). When I found Molly, I found it easiest to
>>keep her in the neck of my turtleneck! The cotton
>>was just snug enough to keep her in place, but not so
>>snug as to smother her. The 'heartbeat' from the neck
>>arteries was likely 'soothing' for her, too. With the
>>feeding, an eyedropper or a plastic syringe (without
>>the steel needle, of course) helps. It's usually best
>>to just put droplets of the formula on the pups
>>muzzle, and let him 'suck' it in, whilst holding the
>>pup in one hand, with his face sort of 'downward' in
>>you hand, so the formula cannot get into his lungs.
>>That's the most significant danger, with infant
>>critters - 'drowning' them in formula. Often best to
>>stimulate the pup to pee and or poo both before, and
>>after, feeding. It also helps to loosely swaddle the
>>pup with soft white paper towel - this will help you
>>to be able to tell if he's peeing and pooing 'on his
>>own' between your efforts to help him with this
>>function. Often, just the movement of your body, if
>>you're carrying the pup around, will help to stimulate
>>the pup to eliminate waste. Keep us posted ... and
>>also, visit the National Flying Squirrel Associations
>>messageboard, for more advice!
>> >>href="http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/">National Flying
>>Squirrel Association Messageboard

>>>Just found a baby boy!! Much youger than Rain was
>>>and born way before he should have been, in my
>>> Afraid he will not make it! I warmed him up and
>>>him in a sock in my pocket, but he is SO small, I
>>>don't know what to do with him!! I have kitten
>>>formula, left over from an abandoned kitten I had
>>>Summer, plus bottles. I know he has to be
>>>after feeding [I used a paper towel, soaked in warm
>>>water, for the kitten]. What else can I do?? Help!!

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