Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby AHBD » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:54 pm

Generally they will not answer any questions over the phone, they will want you to bring him in. A poo sample will be the thing to bring in to rule out parasites which at times can cause bloody stools. Hopefully this is just a fluke and whether he has parasites or not he will be fine.
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:24 pm

Experience w/ bearded dragons?
Cost for check up and fecal ?
Also you want a copy of the office visit and xrays if done and name of the meds if given
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:55 am

Hello,

If you aren't able to get him to a vet, you can try to do some natural remedies for him, in case
he has a heavy load of worms & parasites. Try getting some parsley, cilantro, mint, basil &
oregano & then blend it up into a liquid to a paste. Then give that to him daily to help naturally
eradicate parasites. It may help a little, or at least lower any levels.
I hope yo are able to find a vet though, in case there is something serious going on.

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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:17 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

If you aren't able to get him to a vet, you can try to do some natural remedies for him, in case
he has a heavy load of worms & parasites. Try getting some parsley, cilantro, mint, basil &
oregano & then blend it up into a liquid to a paste. Then give that to him daily to help naturally
eradicate parasites. It may help a little, or at least lower any levels.
I hope yo are able to find a vet though, in case there is something serious going on.

Tracie


Will I need to give that to him in a syringe? Does it work for any parasite species and will it harm him if he turns out not to have any?
Also, I do not own a blender, so would there be any way I could make the paste without one? Thanks for the reply!
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:33 am

Do you have a food processor? If not you can try seeing if he will eat this stuff in his salads --- it is all good stuff they can eat and it would help w/ the parasite issue if that is indeed what is going on- you can call your vet ask if you can drop off a fecal sample and have them test it w/ out actually going in -- fecals where I go for my vet are around $30 --
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:17 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Do you have a food processor? If not you can try seeing if he will eat this stuff in his salads --- it is all good stuff they can eat and it would help w/ the parasite issue if that is indeed what is going on- you can call your vet ask if you can drop off a fecal sample and have them test it w/ out actually going in -- fecals where I go for my vet are around $30 --
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I asked some of my family members and one of them said that they have a blender that I can use. There is a place nearby that has in-house fecal testing machines but I’m not sure if they would also charge me office visit fees. I am also struggling to find a vet that does exotics nearby. They all have very big issues that I’ve seen on Google reviews. One has literal horror stories about how their reptiles were treated, and another had a staff member even admit “I don’t really know much about reptiles”. I will try to use this herb paste when I can and change up his staple insects a little bit so that he has something to hunt.
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:23 pm

Call the in house fecal place find out what they charge-- then while you have them on the phone ask if they have any recommendations for a reptile vet and if they have experience w/ dragons--- don't go to someone who has horrible reviews- if you can get away w/ out having to take him in and find out he does have parasites- get a copy of that report then maybe Tracie can help you w/ meds
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:31 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Call the in house fecal place find out what they charge-- then while you have them on the phone ask if they have any recommendations for a reptile vet and if they have experience w/ dragons--- don't go to someone who has horrible reviews- if you can get away w/ out having to take him in and find out he does have parasites- get a copy of that report then maybe Tracie can help you w/ meds
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I’ll give ‘em a call tomorrow. Those places I was talking about have around 4.2-4.8 stars. The majority of the reviews are for dogs and cats though. If it was just reviews about reptiles I’d guess that they have about 3.2-3.8. Quick question; would you consider constant naps (only one eye closed) and not moving without me moving him lethargic?
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:47 pm

It is normal for them to bask w/ one eye closed and not move around alot- lethargic is sleeping alot not eating lifeless behavior
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:50 pm

KarrieRee wrote:It is normal for them to bask w/ one eye closed and not move around alot- lethargic is sleeping alot not eating lifeless behavior
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Oh so since he will move if I take him out his tank or move him he isn’t lethargic? Great!
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:03 pm

Lethargic is when they're not eating not basking won't move- eyes are closed -
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:26 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Lethargic is when they're not eating not basking won't move- eyes are closed -
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So just off of the fact that he doesn’t move without me moving him and doesn’t have a chance of eating without being moved and sleeps with one eye most of the day do you think he is classed as a lazy or lethargic dragon?

Update: I found a way to be able to take him to the vets. Will be taking him possibly after his next poop. Fecal sample results will take longer though because this place doesn’t have in-house testing.
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby Drache613 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:38 am

Hello,

How is your dragon doing today? Were you able to get some food into him I hope?
It is normal for them to be lazy sometimes, especially when they get out of their tanks.
They will often just lay around or find a place to take a nap if they can!

Keep us posted on him & let us know how the vet visit goes!

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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:34 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

How is your dragon doing today? Were you able to get some food into him I hope?

Tracie


Hi Tracie. I’ve just woke him up about 5 minutes ago. He didn’t eat yesterday but today he’s got some quite bad stress marks which usually don’t appear - but he might just be in a mood.

Drache613 wrote:
It is normal for them to be lazy sometimes, especially when they get out of their tanks.
They will often just lay around or find a place to take a nap if they can!

Tracie


As for that, he actually does the opposite. I have to take him out of his tank or at least move him away from his hammock for him to move. He doesn’t even seem to move if he’s hungry.

If he has blood in his next stool, I’ll be taking him to the vets. He hasn’t had a (bowel) movement in I’d say about a week, so I’m going to give him a warm bath later.

Also, can those herbs you mentioned can be bought in places like Walmart, Target, etc...?
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:11 am

Herbs can be bought at Walmart in the produce organic shelf
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