Tube feeding animals, Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

All mammals can be tube fed. lt’s a wives tale that only opossums can be tube fed. The Opossum Society told me this eight years ago. Wish l knew it sooner. lf you get in an unconscious animal, one having seizures, mouth injuries, breathing problems…tube feeding is the solution to hydrating and feeding. 
Research has shown that fluids are absorbed more readily with less energy expended through the stomach. Most people would subq fluids but tubing fluids is preferable especially if they are unconscious. 
Here l am tube feeding a baby squirrel dying of kidney failure from ingesting Petag’s Esbilac puppy milk. This was 2009. l no longer use any of their products after their products killed so many babies.
Anyway this baby won’t eat, is weak, needs fluids and energy. She is salivating because she is hungry but doesn’t want to eat. She also was chewing on the tube. 
Remember to always measure twice then mark the tube. l’ll go into that more in my next post. 

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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3 Responses to Tube feeding animals, Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

  1. Mary Lou says:

    Awwww how cute. You know what ? If this was an unborn child it's legs and arms could be crushed and ripped off, it's guts sucked out, it's scull crushed and NO one would bat an eyelid.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Right-wing nuts need not post on rehab sites…go listen to glenn beck.

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