Tail rot? And then woke up to a hole in his tail!

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Postby adventureswithnorman » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:27 pm

AHBD wrote:Wow, 1K for R.I. treatment ? That's super expensive. Was your dragon hospitalized or nebulized ?

Nope. i was kind of freaking out trust me. They did blood work, xray, fecal test, and a round of Panacur and i took some omnivore home.
I'm predicting 500$ for amputation. i live in the Bay Area which always comes with a pretty price. Sucks but this is where i live.
Norman is with me now and i feel he's very alert and seems like he's not in to much pain. the only thing he's been eating is blueberries. i have arugula which he usually loves, but lately no interest. just blueberries

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Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:29 pm

Oh dear limit the blueberries --- too much sugar --- that can cause diabetes - fruit should be limited -- here is a website for nutrition http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
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Postby adventureswithnorman » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:32 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Oh dear limit the blueberries --- too much sugar --- that can cause diabetes - fruit should be limited -- here is a website for nutrition http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
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i get that. i'm trying everything green and he wants nothing. i could try making a green smoothie and syringe feed him which im now good at since i had to syringe feed him for a month.
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Postby adventureswithnorman » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:33 pm

adventureswithnorman wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:Oh dear limit the blueberries --- too much sugar --- that can cause diabetes - fruit should be limited -- here is a website for nutrition http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
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i get that. i'm trying everything green and he wants nothing. i could try making a green smoothie and syringe feed him which im now good at since i had to syringe feed him for a month.

he stopped eating greens about 5 days ago. and i've given him maybe 5 blueberries a day.
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Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:34 pm

I am wondering if its not feeling good has caused it ---
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Postby adventureswithnorman » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:35 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I am wondering if its not feeling good has caused it ---
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not feeling good might have caused the tail rot?
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Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:36 pm

No the stopped eating part
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Postby adventureswithnorman » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:39 pm

KarrieRee wrote:No the stopped eating part
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yes i'm sure that has a lot to do with it. But like i said he's been antibiotic free for 6 days and this all of a sudden happened. He's not eating normally and now i'm dealing with the cricket hole and tail rot. Hes 5+ and wondering if he's getting old and slowing down :(
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Postby AHBD » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:04 pm

At 5 yrs. old he's in the prime of life, not old at all. They are not always as active as a young dragon but that's normal. His lethargy + appetite loss would be from the R.I. + treatment. He is hefty so it's O.K. if he loses some weight but you don't want him to stop eating altogether.
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Postby Drache613 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:11 am

Hello,

Overall, he looks good, but probably is a little lethargic if there is an infection in his tail.
Maybe the end of his tail didn't shed right & constricted it which caused the problems.
The hole should eventually fill in once the infection clears up. Keep using the raw honey
on that area, too since it really helps out with infection.
I hope he gets to feeling better. Let us know how things are going!

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Postby adventureswithnorman » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:16 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Overall, he looks good, but probably is a little lethargic if there is an infection in his tail.
Maybe the end of his tail didn't shed right & constricted it which caused the problems.
The hole should eventually fill in once the infection clears up. Keep using the raw honey
on that area, too since it really helps out with infection.
I hope he gets to feeling better. Let us know how things are going!

Tracie

Thank you! I’m calling the vet to hopefully get in today. Will follow up and let you know her suggestion :)
I appreciate all the support and advise.
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Re: Tail rot? And then woke up to a hole in his tail!

Postby adventureswithnorman » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:18 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,


I hope he gets to feeling better. Let us know how things are going!

Tracie

I went to the vet yesterday and she said that the hole was not from the cricket, but from the infection in the tail and it was a gland that is draining the infection. And i did look at a picture from the day before and the hole got bigger and longer and there was no cricket in the tank. so maybe that made sense? she said if the hole was there first it would make sense it was the cricket.
And now we have an appointment on thursday to amputate the tail :( but i think he'll look even cuter. Not sure if this seems high, but the amputation will cost me 600$. :shock:
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Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:56 pm

Holy smokes!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
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Postby adventureswithnorman » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:06 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Holy smokes!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
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yeah i feel where i live they charge an arm and a leg. And its not just here its all over the county.
what would this go for where you live?
this was my bill for yesterdays visit!
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Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:12 pm

I don't know but I do have a really good vet - few years ago I spent almost $500 on mine trying to figure out why was not eating - turns out there was nothing wrong w/ him - all kinds of test x-rays you name it he was healthy it was just him he wasn't losing weight -- one day he just started eating again - he's not a big eater-- so I just keep an eye on his weight- I will find out about a amputation tho I am gonna take mine to the vet in July for a well check---
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