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Bleeder??

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:31 pm
by jody
I have 2 raccoons - brother and sister, both "fixed" We've had them since before their eyes opened. They are about 8 months. Last week Jimmie started peeing blood and acting like he had a bladder infection. We almost lost him. After a large vet bill, they finally concluded that he is a bleeder. Now he has to take vitamin K tablets (which he doesn't like. The little stinker has figured out everything I have tried putting it in. Tonight I'm trying a marshmallow.) and cherry flavored steroid. Not an easy task to give him either. :wall: Does anyone else have a raccoon that is a bleeder? and what do you do for them. The sister is fine. Also, any advice on giving medicine would be super helpful too. Thank you!!

Re: Bleeder??

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:45 pm
by TamanduaGirl
"bleeder" is not a proper diagnosis. If he is K deficient you can get it in injectable form or try giving it naturally like mixing thyme in his food or powdered spinach. But if it's an auto-immune issue or something else K probably wont help but it wont hurt either.

Also he might like this K as it's apple flavored https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043BMPG4/

Re: Bleeder??

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:57 pm
by Ana
Our vet had some bitter medicine one of my kids needed to take awhile back and they sent it out to an apothecary to
make a palatable compound? TamanduaGirl will know what I'm trying to describe. All I can remember is how ungodly expensive it was :lol:

Unrelated P.S *hugs* hope you're coping okay, Mary.

Re: Bleeder??

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:36 pm
by jody
Thank You. He is feeling better. Back to his silly self

Re: Bleeder??

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 pm
by Trefoil
I'm glad he's feeling better. Is this something you are going to have to medicate for forever? If so, maybe mix in a peanut butter sandwich cookie.

Re: Bleeder??

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:25 pm
by jody
Trefoil wrote:I'm glad he's feeling better. Is this something you are going to have to medicate for forever? If so, maybe mix in a peanut butter sandwich cookie.

I sure hope not.