Skunk with MBD, Mary Cummins Animal Advocates

Skunk with MBD. Mary Cummins Animal Advocates. Overgrown nails, sores on paws, missing fur.

Skunk with MBD. Mary Cummins Animal Advocates. Skinny body, missing fur, sores.

Skunk with MBD. Mary Cummins Animal Advocates. Missing fur, bad skin.

I just got in this skunk today. He has Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD). A woman was feeding cats in her yard. This guy was eating only cat food. That causes a vitamin/mineral deficiency which causes the nerves not to function properly. They generally get rear end weakness, paralysis, seizures then death. If you catch it soon enough, they can be healthy again in a month or so. This guy will be fine.

He came in with fleas, mites, ticks, missing fur, sores on his paws, overgrown nails and major rear end weakness. Fortunately he is very laid back. He let me treat his parasites, trim  his nails and clean his sores. Tomorrow I will try to give him a bath. Wish me luck. At least he hasn’t tried to bite or spray me.

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.

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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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