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Old 04-24-2008, 08:58 PM
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I was just given 3 baby raccoons from a friend that works for a public works department in Illinios were I live. They dont even have their eyes open yet. I have them in a flees lined box with a heating pad set on low underneath the box. I have been feeding them KMR for the past couple days and they are doing good. I have all the credentials to have and handel them in the state of Illinios but I can't find a vet that deals with wildlife. anyone know where I can find one in Illinios?
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:08 PM
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Welcome on board! Unfortunately I live in Texas and have no clue about Illinois. Other than that they babies are really young, are there any reason why you need a vet for them? Are they sick?

Do you have pictures yet that you can post?
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:10 PM
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No I don't think they are sick but I would like to have them checked out just to be safe. No pics yet
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Pheew, that's good. Hopefully you can find somebody! Have you tried calling the game warden?
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:22 PM
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That I have not tried yet I've called all excotic animal vets around and they all said they wouldn't touch them. I'll call the DNR in the morning. Thanks for the tip.
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Yep, it's not easy to find a vet with the right frame of mind and heart when it comes to the "pests". I can get medication for the wildlife from my vet and treatment suggestions, but they won't touch them either, unless it's a bird. Sometimes all the critters got is us...so again, welcome to the club .
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:47 PM
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In most states it is actually highly illegal for a veterinary doctor to even examine wildlife. They could face a huge fine or even loose their license. Granted, some of them do it anyway (luff my vet!) but they have to be very careful about it. In most cases, it is best to just ask a vet you have known and trusted for a few years for some advice if there are any specific problems that arise.
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