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Old 06-07-2008, 06:41 PM
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Default Need raccoon gyno

Hello,

It appears our 10 year old female raccoon has developed some sort of a urinary tract infection. I'm not exactly sure what's going on yet but when she urinates it is very painful for her and she's rather upset about it. She doesn't even want to talk to me about it or let me look at her down there. My wife is certain that's what's going on. She says she can tell from the way Misha is acting. Misha let her have a quick look and she is red and inflamed. Don't know about any discharge at this point.

This is a very recent discovery. What we've done so far is give her yogurt. We will offer her some baby aspirin pretty soon and my wife thinks she needs some antibiotic. I have some penicillin v (penicillin potassium) in 800,000 U tablets. Any thoughts on this medication and dosage for such a problem?

It's been a very long time since I've tended to a sick raccoon so I'm asking for a bit of knowledge more current than mine. Misha is the only raccoon we've had since 1998 and she's never been sick a day in her life. She doesn't go to the vet although I'll be talking to him about her next week.

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Old 06-07-2008, 11:54 PM
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Outch, that sounds painful. Unfortunately I have no clue nor experience. Hopefully somebody else can jump in here.

Keep us updated in case though, would you? It helps me learn. Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:19 AM
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Thanks MissD. Maybe the yogurt will do the trick. My wife says it works for her when she has similar problems.
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If it's some sort of yeast infection, then yes, the yogurt should work. It can't hurt, unless she's licking it off and making everything worse.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:46 AM
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Ummm, we're feeding her the yogurt
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Try both ends then lol.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:51 PM
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Nice idea but I can't put anything on her other end. She gets mad at dad if I even try to look at her down there. Must be a girl thing.

The yogurt helped with the painful urination. She hasn't appeared to have that problem since Saturday but she's refused to eat any more, probably because it gave her a worse case of the squirts. Now she has a fecal ball stuck under her tail. She let my wife to do a little bit of cleaning on it but not much. That has to go... and soon.

She's playing in her pool but not swimming like she usually does. All she'll do now is get in with her front end and splash around. Hopefully she'll soon go for a real swim again to help loosen that up that ball. If I can't get rid of it real soon, I'll have to take her in to the vet and have her knocked out to get it fixed. Since she doesn't even want me looking at her privates, I'm not optimistic about the possibility of her allowing me to trim her rear-end hair to get rid of the ball.

I got her some amoxicillin drops. I tried her out with a bit of old leftover amoxidrops and found she likes the taste of it. The vet thinks it's a bladder infection and this stuff will be the best thing to knock it out of her.

Edit: Time to change my story. That fecal ball is actually an area of inflammation at the base of her tail. Very hard to figure.

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I sure hope you can figure it out, I'm at a loss here. Could be anything from parasites to abscess or a rash, but that much you figured yourself probably .
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