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While I don't typically do much work with wildlife, it is likely to be a reasonable option to try Miralax powder, which can be obtained in any pharmacy.
If you think there's difficulty in passing stools, 1/2 teaspoon of Miralax powder can be dissolved in a few mL of water, and given via syringe.
this will help soften any stools that are present in the colon.
Of course, the bigger thing to remember is that any animal who is not eating much, will also not defecate much.
so if she is not receiving food, then her bowel output will be low.
Is there any way the maggots harmed her and that's why she won't eat? She ate first day but now refuses and often cries in pain. I give her matacam daily but it desnt do much for her
Ok so I got in two baby raccoons approx 5 weeks old and they were extremely dehydrated and fly larva filled. Some had hatched and were in the anus. I was told these babies were alone more then 5 days and I lost the boy second day in. The female cries in pain even with metacam and I continue to give fluids only because she won't take anything by mouth