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raccoon teething

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:56 am
by Debek60
Do raccoon gums generally swell while teething molars?

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:00 am
by pat
I personally never experienced it.

the other members should be able to help further.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:06 pm
by DeweysMom
I never noticed, either. Are you seeing some unusual swelling in your raccoon's gums?

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:42 pm
by Debek60
Narrowed it down to an infection. Started meds this morning. I just love the little guy. Fingers are crossed for a positive result. Thank you both for responding.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:18 pm
by DeweysMom
Oh, dear! Well, good luck. Please keep us posted on how he's doing.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:51 pm
by Debek60
I will do that. Thank you so much again.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:24 pm
by Debek60
On meds. Seemed to be ok, but tonight the gum is bleeding and he seems more listless. I sure don't want to lose him. I am worried.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:32 pm
by TamanduaGirl
Does he have a temperature?

Is a vet an option? They can narrow down what type of infection and if a nasty one can implant antibiotic beads into the gum.

Also he's young so this probably isn't it but not impossible, my dog got cancer in her gums and it was bloody and swollen looking, It's probably just an infection, which can be bad enough, but a vet could rule out other possible issues.

What kind of antibiotic do you have him on? Some are better for oral infections than others.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:23 pm
by Debek60
He is on Cephalexin. I had to tell me vet a lie since you can't keep raccoons in this state. I told him it is for a sort of feral cat. He said if this didn't work in a week, I could get penicillin in a shot form. Huggy doesn't seem to be running a fever and he still is eating and playing with me. He seems better tonight, his normal wakey time. Thanks so much for caring. I sure do love the little guy. I have had him for 4 months now. I bottle fed him for almost 2 months.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:53 pm
by TamanduaGirl
You're really lucky your vet is willing to do that(cuz it's illegal if he's never seen the animal, uunless he's seen the a stray cat from you before then he'd be fine, not that you'd tell on him, lol so he will be anyway) but that's great for you that he was willing to do that.

Maybe if it was an abscess it broke open, causing the bleeding? Either way I'm sure it didn't feel to good.

Glad he seems better.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:35 am
by Debek60
I have wonderful vets. I am lucky. Huggy is so wise to getting the meds. He hides his face. LOL! I am hoping this will work. My vets all know what an animal lover I am and have told me that I am a "good mommy".

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:04 pm
by Trefoil
Hopefully the meds will do the trick. If he likes peanut butter, maybe you could hide the meds in a spoonful of it. Please let us know how he's doing.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:43 am
by Debek60
Huggy is on a different med. Just got first dose. Fingers stilled crossed. He still eats, drinks and plays. Still no obvious signs of fever.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:55 am
by pat
Debek60 wrote:Huggy is on a different med. Just got first dose. Fingers stilled crossed. He still eats, drinks and plays. Still no obvious signs of fever.


so glad to hear Huggy is doing a little better. if I may ask, what type of meds did you change to? and why?
I am hoping for a full recovery, please keep us updated and thank you this update.

Re: raccoon teething

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:20 pm
by Debek60
The cephalexin seemed to be having no effect. He is on one named Coviden now. An even more broad range one