Blood in Dexters mouth?

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Blood in Dexters mouth?

Postby suddensnoozing » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:50 pm

For a while, my fiancé and I have noticed dry blood on dexters lips and I even posted.about it on here. Just yesterday, we noticed fresh blood on his tongue/mouth area. For more context, he has been more lathargic recently and his appetite has decreased recently. He’s also been shedding, so I figured that was why. His tank info, he has a 40 gallon breeder tank, the basking temp is around 95 degrees and the cold side is around 75 degrees. He has a 10.0 reptisun uvb lightbulb.

Does anyone have any idea what’s going on? Is he unhealthy? Should we take him to the vet? Could it be mouthrot?[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Blood in Dexters mouth?

Postby AHBD » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:04 am

Hi again....I read your previous posts + he had this happening off + on. You mentioned that he was jumping around the tank a lot so he probably just scrapes it as he has done in the past. The raw honey is always the thing to put on a slight wound but if you are really worried you can just make a vet appt., but ONLY with an experienced reptile vet. Some vets will prescribe an antibiotic to be given orally for many days [ whether it's needed or not ] but in Dexter's case it might aggravate the problem by pushing a syringe in his mouth. Some dragons fight + bite the syringe.

So it doesn't look harmful but you have the option of seeing a good reptile vet if you want. I don't think it's anything serious though.

BTW, can you post pics of his tank ?
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