Dogs, and especially cats, can carry the bacteria Pasteurella, which is highly infectious to wild animals. If the animal was attacked or carried by a pet, it will need a regimen of antibiotics to prevent infection.
Any baby animal that was in a cat’s or dog’s mouth should be taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.
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Your POCKET REFERENCE GUIDE to injured or orphaned wild animals!
When rescuing injured wildlife, the choices you make will impact that animal’s life and possibly your own. Knowing about the risks to the animal as well as to you, your family and your pets, along with the right advice from the beginning can mean the difference between a heartwarming, educational experience and disaster.
This informative guide teaches would-be rescuers how to identify an animal in need, capture that animal, and safely transport it to a wildlife rehabilitator.
• How to determine the status of an injured creature using easy-to-follow flow charts
• Instructions on safe-capture methods, emergency care, transportation, and finding a professional wildlife rehabilitator