My Beardie's leg looks swollen

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My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:16 pm

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My Beardies leg looks swollen...he is starting to shed again but his leg doesn't look like it's about to shed...the vets are closed till Monday...anyone have any idea what this could be?![Click image to enlarge]
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:18 pm

Also...it feels like his left knee has a little ball in it
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby kyleena29 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:31 pm

It does look a little swollen. Does he put weight on it or walk differently? Has his behavior changed at all?
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:10 pm

He's not putting any weight on it...it's definitely swollen and looks like his foot and toes too! Left a message for vet but none are open on weekends. Other than that, he's eating and his color looks good...no stress lines. What could it be and will he be ok till Monday?
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:13 pm

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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby kyleena29 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:49 pm

He might of hurt it. There are no obvious cuts or open wounds anywhere? Everything happens on the weekends :( If his behavior is fine I'm sure he'll be ok till Monday but be sure to get him in. I would probably get an xray done.
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:16 am

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Now he has a couple swollen toes on his front legs! What could be going on?!
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:17 am

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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby kyleena29 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:25 am

Has he been getting fluids or eating vegetables? Swelling could be from injury, gout or MBD. What are the temps, are you using a digital probe or temperature gun to measure temps? What size is the enclosure?
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:30 am

36 x 18 x 18 enclosure...he has 125 wt solar glo at basking spot and a 25wt zilla tube uvb...was feeding him baby spinach but found out it is bad for calcium absorption . A few days ago, he shed his tail but nothing else. Been bathing him every day and spraying with shedding aid but nothing else looks likeit's shedding except his mouth
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:20 pm

Yes...I use a digital probe..temps are bet 105 and 110 in basking spot and bet 70 & 80 in cool side
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby kyleena29 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:45 pm

I would keep him hydrated and hopefully get him to the vet tomorrow. How close can he get to the uvb? There's nothing covering the uvb?
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:14 pm

I took my beardie to vet and I made him do xray...he says it's gout and could get better but didn't prescribe anything...that was Monday and my baby's leg is obviously bothering him and it appears the whole leg and foot are swollen! What can I do for him? He's got 3 swollen toes too.
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby Cash » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:15 pm

I have a screen top and uvb sits on top
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Re: My Beardie's leg looks swollen

Postby kyleena29 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:56 pm

Well you should call that vet and ask why he didn't prescribe you allopurinol. I would get him some black cherry juice asap. Keep him hydrated.
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