Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

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Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby daluha » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:44 am

So Ripley was prescribed Baytril (2.5% 0.2ml for 30 days) for an injured toe that had gone necrotic.

I gave her her first dose on Monday. I've also been giving her reptoboost probiotic. Since she started her appetite has been very patchy which I know is common, as well as a black beard and some lethargy.

So this morning I found that she had passed blood (photo below). She also had a poop in a separate spot which contained no blood but had water mixed with it. I didn't think to take a photo as this was before I noticed the blood.

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I'm very concerned at this point. I will be calling the vets first thing on Monday morning to arrange an x-ray. Should I stop giving the antibiotics?
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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby AHBD » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:06 pm

Hi there, sorry that Ripley is having this trouble, how did she injure her toe and can you post a pic of it ? Is she housed with another dragon ? Some injuries don't need oral antibiotics, just topical.
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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby daluha » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:16 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Sure, here's a pic. I think she may have damaged it on her hammock which I've taken out now just in case. She's housed on her own too.

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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby AHBD » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:24 pm

Personally I would not use any more Baytril , I would soak it in a betadine/water solution and then use Neosporin or raw honey on it. If she will sit still while you hold her you can just use a small jar or paper cup to put the betadine mixture in and let that foot dangle in it. If she won't sit still for that, put her in a small plastic tub with the mixture and warm water for 10 minutes but don't let her drink it. After it's dry put some unpasteurized honey or neosporin on it. If you use honey be sure there are no loose insects in her cage or they will go after the toe. I think it will be fine.
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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby daluha » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 pm

Okay, thanks for the advice. I'll start doing that, just once daily? What's your opinion on her passing blood, do you reckon it'll stop if she's not on the antibiotic?
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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby AHBD » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:13 pm

Too bad these hammocks are causing toe injuries in a number of dragons when they get their toes snagged. But yes, I'd stop the antibiotics since they're making her sick. You don't need an xray either, this should heal on it's own with topical ointments. Even in the case where a toe falls off it's not too traumatic for these guys but I don't that will happen at all.
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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:21 am

Hello,

I agree, since she seems to be having some trouble since starting the baytril, I would take
her off of it right now & try to talk with the vet on monday. If you have any probiotics, you
can give some of those to see if that helps to settle her tummy.
I love those hammocks but so many dragons seem to injure themselves on them. Her toe
should heal up just fine with some extra attention. As suggested, just use the honey or some
antibiotic ointment on it, to help clear it up.

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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby daluha » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:46 am

I'll be sure to keep on giving probiotics - I already have tamodine and raw honey so I can start that straight away :)

Thanks for the replies, these forums have been a lifesaver!
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Re: Passing Blood - Baytril - Help!

Postby AHBD » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:58 am

You're welcome ! Sounds like you've got the right stuff and this will probably do the trick. :)
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