My Beardie pooped blood

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My Beardie pooped blood

Postby personpersonson » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:31 pm

I'm going to start this off by saying there isn't a reptile vet near me.
So about two weeks ago my 9 year old beardie's beard got really dark. Other than that he was normal. I just assumed he was about to go into brumation. After his bearded going black for a day or two, his eyes got really swollen, his body went pale, and he became incredibly lethargic. After this happened I created a forum on here asking what I could do. He was in that state for a couple days and then suddenly got a lot better. His swelling eyes went down but his beard was still black and he wasn't eating much. Eventually he started moving a little more and it seemed like it might have just been him preparing for a shed. When he didn't show any more signs of shedding I got suspicious but there wasn't much that I could do to my knowledge.
The other day all of his bad signs reappeared and he pooped a little stool that had faint signs of blood in it. Later that day he pooped a full bloody stool and he did the same today. I gave him several warm 15 minute baths just encase he was constipated but he didn't poop. I feel terrible because as his owner I should be doing more. He doesn't look like he is going to make it much longer. He has also been making weird hissing sounds from his throat every once in a while. If anybody has any home solutions I would greatly appreciate it.
Although it is disturbing, here is a picture of his last stool from several minutes ago. I cleaned the cage since I took the photo and washed him off so he is nice and clean.

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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby kcarello » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:14 am

If your dragon is still alive I suggest you find a reptile vet and get him there..usually you can find one within a 2 hour drive,,,it is your responsibility to provide vet care for any animal you have. Where are you located? I would be happy to help you find a vet
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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby personpersonson » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:40 pm

I live in Hood River Oregon
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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby Drache613 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:35 pm

Hello,

Oh my, that is most definitely an emergency. Solely based on your description, I would say he
is having liver or kidney issues, that are dire.
How is he doing this evening? Try to keep him comfortable over night, & warm in his tank, around
80 or so. Have you been able to find a vet to take him to?
Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby kcarello » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:31 am

Avian and Exotic Veterinary Care
7826 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
971-361-2209

This is about an hour away from you,,thats pretty good! I have to drive 2 hours to get to my vet.
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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby Drache613 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:49 pm

Hello,

Any updates for us tonight?
Let us know how he is doing, we are anxious to hear some updates.

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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby personpersonson » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:06 pm

Unfortunately Yoda (our beardie) past away last night. I'm pretty sure it was some kind of internal organ failure but I made sure he was as comfortable as possible. Thank you all for you replies and help.
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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby Drache613 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:07 pm

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about Yoda's passing last night, I know how awful of an experience that
is. :cry: So sorry for your loss but I'm glad that he had you with him.

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Re: My Beardie pooped blood

Postby kcarello » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:56 pm

I’m so sorry! It’s so hard to loose our precious dragons. Sending love and healing light
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