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Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:44 pm

I'm sorry for your pain.

He did get 3 years he wouldn't have if not for you. I know that doesn't help much now, but in the long run, remembering that will.
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby Ash » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:42 am

Oh, no. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby RaccoonRebel » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:21 pm

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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby pat » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:44 pm

tick paralysis is very deadly. however, depending on how long the raccoon or any animal for that matter had this. treatment should be done A.S.A.P

can't remember, but was your raccoon able to walk OK?

I had a dog that had lyme disease. (which is from a tick) she could not walk at all. I took her to the vet, they did a blood test and said she had lyme disease. the vet prescribed Doxcillian for her. that got her back on her feet pretty quick. she needed to take these pills for 30 days.

I am not saying it would have helped your raccoon. but, it could have.

again, I am so sorry you had to endure the loss of your raccoon. icon-sad
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby RaccoonRebel » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:48 pm

No, he never learned to walk. He had some skeletal deformations in his front left leg and his front right leg seemed to be affected by the paralysis. He had a couple of tiny ticks when he was very little (still on bottle) and almost died. He didn’t move, he didn’t want to eat, he was just like a limp rag. At some point he had some type of brain injury- he may have been born with it or it could have been from the ticks.
It seems the vet considered Lyme but Rhett seemed to have more tick paralysis symptoms.
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby pat » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:26 am

RaccoonRebel wrote:No, he never learned to walk. He had some skeletal deformations in his front left leg and his front right leg seemed to be affected by the paralysis. He had a couple of tiny ticks when he was very little (still on bottle) and almost died. He didn’t move, he didn’t want to eat, he was just like a limp rag. At some point he had some type of brain injury- he may have been born with it or it could have been from the ticks.
It seems the vet considered Lyme but Rhett seemed to have more tick paralysis symptoms.


did the vet do blood work and test for lyme? the poor thing could have had a birth defect or even hit by a car. icon-sad
momma raccoons sense when a baby is sick and leave them behind. icon-sad

it is hard not knowing for sure the reason why your raccoon died icon-sad again, I feel so bad for you. I know how heart breaking it is to loose
any of our pets at a young age.

I can remember awhile back, I got a rescue raccoon. he was such a good guy. I took him to the vet to get neutered. the vet called me a few hours later and told me the raccoon died. icon-sad I was so upset over that. then the vet hit me with a bill for$300.00. I told him, I am not paying that to bring a dead raccoon home. which he did honor. the vet claims he could have had an underlying health problem.

anyway, again, I am sorry your lost your raccoon. My heart goes out to you.

are you getting another raccoon later?
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby RaccoonRebel » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:58 pm

I won’t get another one unless one needs to be rescued.

Little Rhett did have some skeletal deformities. The vet guessed that is why mama raccoon left and didn’t come back.
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby pat » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:01 am

RaccoonRebel wrote:I won’t get another one unless one needs to be rescued.

Little Rhett did have some skeletal deformities. The vet guessed that is why mama raccoon left and didn’t come back.


usually, when there are baby wild animals left behind, momma senses that they are sick.

again, I am sorry you had to endure the bad experience with that raccoon. icon-sad
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby RaccoonRebel » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:39 pm

It wasn’t bad. Just sad. He definitely had personality and a will to live!
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Re: Tick paralysis - anyone have experience with rehab?

Postby pat » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:46 am

RaccoonRebel wrote:It wasn’t bad. Just sad. He definitely had a personality and a will to live!


I know you tried. guess there was really not much that could have been done... again, sorry for your loss icon-sad
sad the momma left it behind. but, that is what wild animals do when one is sick. icon-sad

maybe you can find another one. they are being born starting usually in March.
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