Coccidia again...

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Coccidia again...

Postby Menolly » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:15 pm

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So for the last couple times I have been to this vet it has been this nice old man. Well today when I went to get a a check up because it's been 6 months, I was seen by a woman instead. Now I was a little peeved at having a different vet, but she then preceded to grab him. She was feeling his intestines I think and my poor baby was squirming like all hell. His beard was black and his chest even got mostly black and you know what she did, she freaking pinned him by his arms. I mean it was just awful. My poor baby got her good though, he made her bleed. He was trying so hard to get away from her. I was like what the hell are you doing, she was like oh he's fine...I was like obviously he is not, and then she preceded to do the same thing, again he squirmed like hell. I was like umm you know what that's enough. Ugh...It's just the way she had him pinned it just wasn't right. The last time, the man I had put him on his shoulder and stroked him till he calmed down. When I told her he might be brumating, she didn't know what that was. I'm pretty sure she went to check some books because she preceded to tell me that the book says that when you have the correct lighting he will be just fine. Strike three...really...strike three.

Since I have lost all faith in whatever they tell me now pretty much, I was wondering what someone would think is a good dosage for +3 coccidia and he weighs 14 ounces which equals out to around 395 grams. He's eating like a horse but he's not really touching his veggies. He just discovered super worms. Personally I think he just enjoys the extreme amount of crunching he does before swallowing a worm. He's been running around like a mad man and jumping like a dragon on steroids. But he has been going to bed about an hour to two hours early.
Another odd thing she said was that it was weird that he was shedding in spots. At the moment he is shedding on the half of his two back legs, his tail, his front leg, and his beard along with his spikes on the side and back of his head. That isn't weird is it?
Right now I'm mad as hell it took about a good 15 minutes to calm him down afterwards. ARGH! Okay I feel a little better now. He's giving me the look of oohhh now you have to make it up to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee look.
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby Lennifer » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:08 am

I'm sorry your dealing with this issue. If you go to Beautiful Dragons.com, they have diff meds u can order directly from them (Albon & Panacur) & they even have a chart that shows u what dosage or amount u will need depending on the weight of your beardie. I am fairly new to this site & have not figured out how to post links yet so that's why I am telling u where to go instead of making it easy & providing the direct link! lol! Hope this helps a bit:)

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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby Elora » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:21 am

both of my beardies shed their legs and their heads first. then a few weeks later their backs and their tails shed!
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby ChamNW » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:11 pm

Menolly
Wow, reading your post was really troubling.
I think if I were you, I would have just told that lady to forget the check up and the whole visit, pick up my poor dragon and leave. And find another vet. Or tell her boss that you only want to be seen by him and not this new girl who doesn't know how to handle a bearded dragon. Just that kind of stress can kill some reptiles or shock their immune system so they really will be sick.
But enough ranting.
There is a much better product for treating coccidia. It is called Reptaid and it does not require a vet's prescription. It is a new all natural herbal product for reptile health situations. There is a very extensive post in the For Sale section of this forum where you can read about it. Literally hundreds of dragon owners from this forum have used it for many many ailments. You can read more about it at http://www.reptaid.com There are a lot of testimonials on that site also.
Your dragon will thank you for getting him Reptaid!
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby Kelcifer » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:08 pm

I bought reptaid for kansas because after reading some of the topics on this board and bringing him to my vet I knew he had a parisite. After a week on reptaid he was clear. This stuff is worth the money and it wouldnt hurt to try it.
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby HUMBOLDTGUY » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:25 pm

IS REPTAID SOMETHING I COULD GIVE OSKER IF I SUSPECT SOMETHING MAY BE WRONG OR DOES HE NEED TO BE DIAGNOSED 1ST?? HES A BIT SLUGGISH WONT POOP UNLESS HES IN THE BATH, AND HIS POO LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN IT USED TO
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby Kelcifer » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:02 am

i think there is a whole other thread for reptaid but here is the website.. http://www.reptaid.com/ but check around this board i know there is a Reptaid thread somewhere I cant remember which forum its on...
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby ChamNW » Sun May 03, 2009 11:58 am

The thread on Reptaid in on this forum under "forsale|" section.
Yes, you can certainly use it without a diagnosis because it is just an herbal treatment which can be used to solve a parasite or infection issue, or just to boost the immune system and appetite.
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby HUMBOLDTGUY » Sun May 03, 2009 4:32 pm

our beardie got diagnosed with pin and hookworms last week and has to take 3 more doses of her medication(one per week) should we wait to give her reptaid until shes done with her medicine??
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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby Drache613 » Sun May 03, 2009 7:40 pm

Hello,

No, you can begin giving the reptaid now, while she is on her medication to help with her appetite.
Be sure to give extra oral fluids as well, during her medication rounds so she doesn't get dehydrated.

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Re: Coccidia again...

Postby HUMBOLDTGUY » Sun May 03, 2009 8:51 pm

how should i give her the fluids??? do i need to use the syringe i use to wash down her medicine.....she really hates having her mouth pried open....i cant wait till the medicine thing is over....she gets frikin pissed when i give it to her....i dont want her to start to equate me with having stuff rammed down her throat
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