Question about Internal parasites

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Question about Internal parasites

Postby BobsMom » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:46 pm

What medicine is given by a vet to rid internal parasites? Is their precautions that should be used when giving this medicine? Does it make them sick at all?

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Re: Question about Internal parasites

Postby Joan » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:33 am

We don't give flyers anything not absolutely necessary. What parasites are you talking about? It would help to know that if the vet had identified some. Otherwise, I would never treat for them like you do domestic pets.
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Re: Question about Internal parasites

Postby BobsMom » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:13 pm

Well im just going to come clean here and be honest with you. 4 weeks ago I found a baby male flyer on a dirt road. His eyes were just cracked open at the time. I put him on Fox Valley mixed with yogurt. I figure by the developmental stages that he will be 8 weeks this Tuesday. I have bonded with him and we started the weaning process earlier this week. I have him on a healthy diet and I still nipple feed him also, He seems to like that. The only help I have been getting is from the flyer boards. The first week I had planned on giving him to a wildlife rehab person until I read up on them and found out they make good pets. Since then I decided to keep him as a pet. I have spent close to 800 dollars on him including a custom built cage in progress. I have full intentions of doing the right thing every step of the way. He and I are bonded together BIG time. He spends more time in my bra than in his house. Yes I understand that he wont always live in my bra and yes I understand the things to expect from him in the future. Just one small tiny little problem with this story is that I live in a illegal state Ga therefore vet care is a no go especially considering that my good friend who is a vet tech said upon bringing him in they will take him from me. Im not willing to risk that at all what so ever. I have plans of driving down to FL to see a exotic vet there in Dec. I am just concerned that since he was a found baby that he may have internal parasites that I cannot see in his poop or from the outside. You know how kittens, puppies, etc normally always have parasites. I was going to try to get my hands on the right meds and give them to him myself. I am not completely uneducated when it comes to caring for wildlife I have done raccoon, rabbit, several different types of birds, chip monk, rat etc. With all the others I handed them over to a wild life rehab vet guy within a week to three weeks depending on how fast he could get to me. I knew they would never grow into good pets. I want to keep this flyer! I am not willing to part with him regardless of State laws. I know how that sounds but it is how i feel on the topic. Guess I could wait until Dec when I take him to FL to see a vet and have her check for internal parasites. Your response sounds that the last thing I should do is treat him for something im not even sure he has. Its just been a uphill battle since day one. Im trying to do the best thing and keep him in the process. I also know that some people will frown upon this story but its the truth and I wouldnt expect you to hear anything else out of me.

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Re: Question about Internal parasites

Postby Joan » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:23 pm

I have never know anyone to routeinly "worm" flyers and wouldn't recomment it
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Re: Question about Internal parasites

Postby BobsMom » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:22 pm

That is good to know for when I take him to the vet in Dec. I also would like to ask.... Does he need to see a vet in Dec? Is a vet required for the little guy if nothing is wrong. Or is a vet only for flyers when something goes wrong


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