When to take new beardie to the vet?

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When to take new beardie to the vet?

Postby Whyitsdonut » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:38 pm

How early on should I take my baby to the vet? I'd like to take him and just get him a general visit and a fecal test done. He's still in the process of some serious relocation stress so I wasnt sure if I should do it now or wait until he has sort of settled in.
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Re: When to take new beardie to the vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:49 pm

I would wait till hes a little more settled in --- if hes not showing signs of being sick -- how long have you had him? I had Hiccup 3 weeks and that was probably not long enough -- others may give you a better time frame
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Re: When to take new beardie to the vet?

Postby Whyitsdonut » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:55 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I would wait till hes a little more settled in --- if hes not showing signs of being sick -- how long have you had him? I had Hiccup 3 weeks and that was probably not long enough -- others may give you a better time frame
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A week and a day now. No signs of sickness per se. He doesn't eat a whole lot but he's relocating and shedding as well as getting a different protein now. So a lot has changed for him but no others signs of anything
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Re: When to take new beardie to the vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:23 pm

Yes I would wait then -- it will make him more stressed-- give him more time -- he's shedding so he's not in the best of moods
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Re: When to take new beardie to the vet?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:06 am

Yes give him some time to settle, but you have the right idea. It's good to establish some baseline stats and develop a relationship with a vet. That is very helpful if something serious comes up in the future.
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