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Yatzee
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So glad this message board it back.

I recently found the owner of the sister to Yatzee. She lives in south florida. She is spayed and like most pet raboons,  overweight. 

Her vulva area is always brownish in color and moist. It is extremely fowl smelling. She doesn't have very good exotic vets in her area. The one that she goes to has very little knowledge or experience with them. They sent her home with a powder but, it isn't doing anything. She gets a bath every couple days but, within a few minutes, the area is smelly and wet again.

Do you have any idea what this could be? 

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Posted : December 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Yatzee
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Oh jeez, I see that I had already mentioned this in an older post. Lol. 

Her name is Karma, she's getting to the point where her mom can't even touch her area. Not to mention, with the season she is just being bitchy in general.

She went to 2 vets, none did a swab test or even really acted like they cared about the issue.

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Posted : December 22, 2019 3:15 pm
pat
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Was she spayed?  if not, that will cause an odor along with mood swings.  (Tis the season for breeding)   if she is fixed, what does she eat and is she getting enough water?
Another issue could be she has an infection.  Did she get blood work done? 

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Posted : December 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Yatzee
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Here are some pics. She is spayed. She doesn't drink as much water as she should.

She won't let anyone near her area so, it can't be cleaned daily.

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Posted : December 24, 2019 3:19 am
TamanduaGirl
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She needs cleaned and dried at least daily, but more often is better. Leaving that to fester could cause worse issues, like a bladder infection(which could spread to kidneys if untreated) or a vaginal canal infection, or wounds and cellulitis from infection. Sometimes you have to do what's best for them despite what they would prefer.

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Posted : December 27, 2019 7:05 am
Yatzee
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@TamanduaGirl

I will let her know.

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Posted : December 27, 2019 5:04 pm
pat
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I would suggest a vet.  A vet can sedate the raccoon, then treat him. Otherwise a vet can put a muzzle on the raccoon.
Also, I think the raccoon might need antibiotics.  

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Posted : December 30, 2019 6:39 pm
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