Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

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Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby olivia12345 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:18 pm

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My bearded Dragon is a little over a year old and recently his foot has become red and infected. His toe appears to be black. What do i do?? are there at home remedies or do i have to take him to the vet?? Please help
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:26 pm

You can try some unpasteurized honey w/warm water mix- put on infected area for now-- make sure you have NO CRICKETS in that tank they will go straight for the foot--- next I would call a reptile vet and get her in -- here's a website to find a vet---
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby olivia12345 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:51 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You can try some unpasteurized honey w/warm water mix- put on infected area for now-- make sure you have NO CRICKETS in that tank they will go straight for the foot--- next I would call a reptile vet and get her in -- here's a website to find a vet---
http://www.arav.org
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Thank you!! how often should i put the mixture on until i can go to the vet?
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:09 pm

I would do 2 times per day -unless otherwise advised by traciedrache613 or ahbd
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby Drache613 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:59 am

Hello,

Wow, that doesn't look very good at all. How long has it looked & been infected?
Definitely use some raw, unpasteurized honey or manuka honey if you have it or
can get it.
Do you know what initially caused it, a cricket bite possibly? Are any other hands or
feet swollen or just the one?

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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby olivia12345 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:59 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Wow, that doesn't look very good at all. How long has it looked & been infected?
Definitely use some raw, unpasteurized honey or manuka honey if you have it or
can get it.
Do you know what initially caused it, a cricket bite possibly? Are any other hands or
feet swollen or just the one?

Tracie
I don’t think it was a cricket bite because he usually eats them very fast and doesn’t let them get far. I have no idea what caused it, sometimes mealworms craw out of his bowl and i’m wondering if maybe they irritated his
foot. Not quite sure. I’ve used the honey a few times since it was offered up and i see very slight improvements but not too much. I noticed it his foot id say a week ago at most. Also that one foot is the most infected but on his other back foot it has a SMALL red patch.
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Postby KarrieRee » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:01 pm

You might want to get him into the vet then -- I gave you a website unless Tracie Drache613 can help more w/ something else as far as the honey/ water solution
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby olivia12345 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:02 pm

KarrieRee wrote:You might want to get him into the vet then -- I gave you a website unless Tracie Drache613 can help more w/ something else as far as the honey/ water solution
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yeah i definitely will be taking him to the vet soon! thank you for your help!
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby Drache613 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:36 am

Hello,

Oh no, so his other foot has a few issues now also?
I would remove all insects from his tank overnight. Mealworms burrow & technically they could
bite him, simply looking for food.
Definitely try to get him to a vet for analysis because infections can cause them to become ill.

Let us know how he is doing.
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby olivia12345 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:02 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Oh no, so his other foot has a few issues now also?
I would remove all insects from his tank overnight. Mealworms burrow & technically they could
bite him, simply looking for food.
Definitely try to get him to a vet for analysis because infections can cause them to become ill.

Let us know how he is doing.
Tracie

i took him to the vet and they said he has stuck shed! they gave me an antibiotic and a cream for the cut on his foot. im going to be bathing him once everyday until his skin starts to loosen up and the shed starts to start. do you have any tips for stuck shed? any other ways to get it to start to peel?
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Re: Please help!! Beardie foot infection/ rot!!!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:54 am

Hello,

Oh really, poor thing!
You can try some aloe vera gel, coconut oil, shea butter or glycerin to help with stuck shed.
You can also bathe him a few times per week to see if that helps also.
I hope his foot feels better soon. Since he will be on an antibiotic, be sure to keep him well
hydrated during this time, too.
Let us know how he is doing.

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