Please Read if any of you have EMERGENCY with Prairie Dog - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Prairie Dog Discussion Wide smiles, open arms, yahoos, kisses, and all else prairie dog.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
Kat
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 33
 
Exclamation Please Read if any of you have EMERGENCY with Prairie Dog

I've read several messages asking for help with their prairie dog b/c he or she isn't moving or seem 'limp' and 'lethargic' - for those of you who have this problem - you need to immediately get some electrolytes in their system. You can use Gatorade or Pedialyte. Pedialyte is preferred b/c it has less sugar, but if you can't get to that right away; use a syringe or even a straw to get this in their systems. It should pep them right up and hold them over until you can get them to a vet.
I know b/c I had this happen to my prairie dog; He's almost 9 years old now and if a vet hadn't told me to do that 5 years ago I would've lost my precious Caddy; so this is for anyone looking for help if something like this happens to their prairie dog.
In fact I mix critical care and gatorade/pedialyte with a little water every other day for him; it's got vitamins and minerals and helps keep his electroytes balanced. It makes all the difference in the world.
Anyway, I hope this helps and able to save your babies out there if you are looking for help!
Kat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Kat
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 33
 
Emergency Care - USE GATORADE Or PEDIALYTE for Pds who seem lethargic/limp

I got this advice from an exotic vet that I take my pds to. (Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital in Austin, Texas)
Kat is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
Kat
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 33
 
I wanted to add to this for other emergency situations:
If you have a pd with a broken toenail, you can use corn starch until the bleeding stops, just keep applying until bleeding stops.

If you have a pd with broken or missing teeth, you need to get him/her to the vet as soon as possible. They will need to examine and trim the tooth if broken;

Broken teeth can lead to common and painful prairie dog disease (odeometric - sp?) and you want to do everything you can to prevent this from happening.
Kat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
Kat
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 33
 
I'm adding this message for those who 'google' - Sick Prairie dog.
Use gatorade or pedialyte through syringe or straw if he/she seems lethargic, no energy, limp
Kat is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Rodentologist
 
Jennicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,941
  
If at all possible, use unflavored Pedialyte with small animals, and especially with hind gut fermenters, because the sugar in gatorade and flavored pedialyte can cause bacterial overgrowth and/or bloat. Unflavored is sold in most pharmacies and bigger stores (Walmart, Target) right next to the children's flavored!

We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.

"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jennicat is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
Kat
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 33
 
Thumbs up Thank you! (I forgot to add that in there)

Yes, Sorry I forgot to add that! Very true!
Kat is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 05:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1
 
My 9 year old Prairie Dog is putting her finger in her ear. She does have a lymph node swollen not far from it. Live in Dallas,Texas. Anyone know a Good Prairie Dog Vet in N.E. Dallas. Well travel to Flower Mound or Arlington but will like a Vet nearer to me since I am disabled. Thanks in Advance- Hilda
coxe2004 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Paw-Talk Addict
 
uMgaziRatRescue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern California
Age: 30
Posts: 1,091
 
I am sorry I do not live in Texas so I am not of too much help but I can suggest trying to google some local rodent vets (or maybe a phone book?) and calling around to see what they charge and what kind of experience they have etc?? Hope this helps. How is the little one doing?

My Kids:6
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, 5
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, 1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, 1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, 1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gecko, 1 Fiance
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Note: My hammocks are not exclusively for rats
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
uMgaziRatRescue is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 10:30 PM
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 10
 
Southlake Animal Hospital in Southlake, TX. I live in the Dallas area and I drive about 30 minutes to Dr. Moore for my prairie dogs.
Sband3 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 10:45 AM
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minneapolis,MN
Posts: 3
 
New to the forum

Hello, my name is Kat and I am new to the forum. I just found this website after searching for some info on Pdogs. I have a pd and she is just about 10 years old. I have some concerns though lately regarding her health. She has always been very healthy and I have never had any problems with her. I just recently moved from Florida to Minnesota. Only in the past 2 months since winter started has she began not acting like her normal self. She is almost like in hibernation mode, and has lost some weight, not really eating much. This is really concerning me because I'm not sure whats wrong. I don't really know if Pdogs hibernate. She has never done this, only since moving to where the weather changes and the climate is different. Can anyone give me some ideas? Also, is there anyone who knows of a vet in the Twin Cities area? One who deals with exotics, especially pd's. Thanks.
katradkins is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome