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Date Posted: 22:33:13 06/18/07 Mon
Author: Connie and Rain
Subject: Re: It is possible for any creature to suffer a stroke. However, ...
In reply to: Connie and Rain 's message, "Re: It is possible for any creature to suffer a stroke. However, ..." on 21:58:33 06/18/07 Mon

I give Rain a drop of Soy Milk once a week; only because she loves it! Vit. D everynight, on her fruit, (she eats it or not) and soy nuts dipped in yoyurt whenever she wants. She seems to do fine w/this and her usual nuts and squirrel food. Oh forgot, Pumpkin seeds (her favorite!) Want her to be around at least 7 years!! So hard to know what to do right w/SFS. Never thought about strokes!! >Thank You; am lucky, lucky, lucky! So far! No
>problems! Didn't know how to help!!>(It is possible
>for any creature to suffer a
>>stroke. However, ...) there are many other problems
>>that can result in the condition you describe.
>>If you are providing your flyer a good diet, and if
>>you're providing a source of Vitamin D3, you're
>>probably not dealing with a case of metabolic bone
>>Illness (parasites, infection, etc.) and injury can
>>cause the condition you describe. With a flyer,
>>there's really not much beyond 'TLC' that one can do.
>>If you suspect illness, and you have a vet experienced
>>with small companion rodent family creatures, they
>>might be able to assist. If the condition is from an
>>injury (perhaps falling, or striking against something
>>whilst 'in flight'), then just protecting your flyer,
>>and providing some intensive care while they recover
>>is probably all you can do. You might have to provide
>>'easy' food for a while, possibly hand feeding, and
>>you might consider providing some yogurt, but I would
>>not necessarily give whole milk.
>>I highly recommend you visit, register, and post about
>>this problem at:
>> >>href="http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/index.php">National
>>Flying Squirrel Association Messageboard

>>You can use the link, or you can copy and post this
>> >>href="http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/index.php">http://www.

>>>(I posted this on another part of this site, but this
>>>one seems more recently updated)
>>>I have a 7 yr old southern flying squirrel. I noticed
>>>that she was extremely weak last night (fell off the
>>>cage, just curled up in my hand) I've given her milk
>>>and water through the night, but she still cannot use
>>>her hand or foot on her left side. Has she had a
>>>stroke? I've been reading about metabolic bone
>>>disease, but I'm not sure if this it it or how to
>>>treat it quickly. Her right side is very strong and
>>>she climbs around in circles. She seemed to be best
>>>around 2 or 3 am. Right now she's sleeping/ resting
>>>a slipper. If anyone has experience with this or
>>>what I could do to help her please reply. thanks!!

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