Can bearded dragons take pills?

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Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby Klem » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:11 am

my beardie has gout and i wanted to give her something that lowered her uric acid levels. so i break the pills up and cover them in cherry juice but she just pits the pills out! she's only eaten 2 i guess she doesnt like the taste? so i searched it up but nothing on the subject people only give them liquid medicine :silent:
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Re: Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby claudiusx » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:13 am

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Re: Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby claudiusx » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:14 am

Hi there,

What exactly are you giving your dragon?

Has your vet ran blood tests to determine the UA levels? What were they?
And if so, did they not recommend a prescription for lowering UA levels? There is a med that we use for dragons for doing that, so I'm curious as to what you are using.

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Re: Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby Klem » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:23 am

i dont really have the funds for a vet visit but i was able to tell what she had through a lot of research she's been having cherry juice with her food for about a month and the swelling in her fron legs have started to go down but a week ago i decided to get her these vegetarian supplements called "Uric Acid Support"
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Re: Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby claudiusx » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:31 am

Couuld you post a link to the pills so we can see their ingredients?

The dark cherry extract tends to help quite well, but if it's really bad, she will most likely need additional support.

Could you post a picture of her for us? So we can see the swelling?
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What does her daily diet look like? Diet plays a huge role in UA levels.
Keeping her well hydrated also will help her flush excess UA from the body.

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Re: Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby Klem » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:04 pm

She just finished off a jar of this https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg and now she's eating this Image and these are her legs she still moves really well and runs around she just doesnt want me to touch them Image Image
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Re: Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby Klem » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:09 pm

https://alernakidneyhealth.com/ and these are the pills
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Re: Can bearded dragons take pills?

Postby DragonPete » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:37 pm

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