Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't eat

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Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't eat

Postby Trevor102 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:26 pm

My beardie is about 2 years now, and about 6 months ago she began to hold her mouth open as if she couldn't breathe through her nose and at first I figured maybe she was just basking and thought of it as nothing, but the next day she began to make a weezing noise and even made a few coughing noises. And just recently she stopped eating. We have taken her into the vet and they say that she's healthy, but I can't help but feel there is something seriously wrong with her. Her eyes are sunken in, she hardly moves around anymore, and she's very weak. I don't know what to do for her and I don't want to lose her. PLEASE someone help me
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:37 am

Hi Trevor, I'm sorry that your dragon is so sick. Can you lst the exact type + brand of lights you use and what the temps. are ? How do you hydrate her ? Can you post a video of her breathing ? If she's really sick you should probably look for another reptile vet to help her. I wish you + your dragon the best !
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Trevor102 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:55 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi Trevor, I'm sorry that your dragon is so sick. Can you lst the exact type + brand of lights you use and what the temps. are ? How do you hydrate her ? Can you post a video of her breathing ? If she's really sick you should probably look for another reptile vet to help her. I wish you + your dragon the best !

I believe the brand of bulb zoo med, her heat lamp is 125 watt, we soak her about once a week for about 10 minutes and she also has a water bowl in her tank, and how do you post videos on her, I can't seem to figure it out
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Trevor102 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 pm

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Could not post the video but here is a picture of her while she is doing her thing, sometimes she'll just open her mouth like this and other times she will make a cough or a weezing noise. Today she actually coughed and puked a little bit, it was nothing but phlem though, so I have absolutely no idea what to do for her
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Skipper7 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:38 pm

I'm 99% sure she has a respiratory infection. Phlegm and wheezing are pretty clear signs. She needs to see a qualified reptile vet ASAP. Don't go back to your old one as they seem clearly incompetent when it comes to reptiles :D
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Trevor102 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:42 pm

Skipper7 wrote:I'm 99% sure she has a respiratory infection. Phlegm and wheezing are pretty clear signs. She needs to see a qualified reptile vet ASAP. Don't go back to your old one as they seem clearly incompetent when it comes to reptiles :D

Okay thank you so much I will definetly get her in as soon as possible, I should be able to get her in hopefully tomorrow
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Skipper7 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:01 pm

Good luck... let us know what they have to say. Write down any mess they prescribe and let us know!
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:44 pm

Hello,

She most definitely has a respiratory infection & is dehydrated, too.
Try to keep her warm in her tank overnight right now to boost her immune system. Around 80 is good.
You will get her in to see another vet today?
I would highly recommend asking them about nebulization for treatment. It is extremely effective & works more quickly than just oral meds or injections. She is critical & needs to get that cleared up.
Let us know how she is doing.

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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby AHBD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:53 am

Poor girl, she is really struggling. A qualified vet should be see ASAP. She is also probably dehydrated.....drip water on her snout, in her mouth to give her a drink. Put her water bowl under her face as you do this and she may lower her head for a drink. If she does, don't be alarmed if she slobbers afterwards, just wipe up any excess water in the tank if it spills anywhere.

By the way, what type of flooring is that ? And is there another dragon with her ? I see a foot in the left side of the pic.
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Trevor102 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:33 am

AHBD wrote:Poor girl, she is really struggling. A qualified vet should be see ASAP. She is also probably dehydrated.....drip water on her snout, in her mouth to give her a drink. Put her water bowl under her face as you do this and she may lower her head for a drink. If she does, don't be alarmed if she slobbers afterwards, just wipe up any excess water in the tank if it spills anywhere.

By the way, what type of flooring is that ? And is there another dragon with her ? I see a foot in the left side of the pic.

The flooring is just a carpeting you can get at a pet store, and no there is no other dragon with her, that is her own foot as she was in a rather odd position when I took the picture
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Trevor102 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:40 pm

I regret to inform you that she has crossed the rainbow bridge but is now in a better place. She no longer has to struggle anymore through the pain that she experienced, but I'm glad that I got to have her in my life, she was my little sweetheart. This afternoon I went to go feed her and hold her for a little bit, but upon inspecting her, she was stiff and wasn't breathing while my other beardie was freaking out in his tank sensing what had happened to his sister. But i thank you all for your advice and your help
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Re: Beardie Making weezing noise, holding mouth open, won't

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:33 pm

Hello,

Oh no, I am so sorry you lost her suddenly like that. :cry: It sounds like her brother wasn't taking it very well at all.
She must have been quite ill & her body wasn't strong enough to fight it off. I am sorry for your loss.


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