Dr. Elvis Filo, a dentist, based out of Tottenham, Ontario, is a huge supporter of wildlife. He was delighted to learn that our wildlife centre is located nearby in Beeton.
When one of his patients and a volunteer for Procyon described to him the difficulty we encounter when tube feeding injured larger adult mammals, such as opossums, he donated a dental device, called a dental mouth prop (or bite block). This will keep the adult animal’s mouth open during the tube feeding process. This method of feeding is done until the animal gains strength and can eat on its own again.
Procyon thanks him for his support and thoughtfulness. To learn more about Dr. Filo, please visit his website at https://queenstreetdental.ca/