Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

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

Postby galaxxzy » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:23 am

Update: He has eaten some veggies today and I have got all of the herbs.

Tracie, do I need to give him a whole syringe full of the herb paste? I have each herb in boxes of .5 oz so how much do you recommend I use each day? I read also that they shouldn’t be fed all the time but instead occasionally, so how many days do I have to use it for for it to be effective?
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:21 am

KarrieRee wrote:Herbs can be bought at Walmart in the produce organic shelf
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Okay I got the herbs. Do you know how much of the paste I should give him and for how long? I tried asking Tracie but no reply.
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:26 am

She's on at nite and I am not sure- I will flag the post so she will answer or you can PM her find her username drach613 then when her profile pops up on the left side it will say PM-
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:30 pm

KarrieRee wrote:She's on at nite and I am not sure- I will flag the post so she will answer or you can PM her find her username drach613 then when her profile pops up on the left side it will say PM-
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I’ve PM’d her.
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:57 am

Hello,

There is no exact amounts, but just take somewhat equal amounts of each, just to make a
small amount of paste/slurry. Maybe estimate a tablespoon of each, chopped up, then put
into the blender you are able to use.
You can give just a small amount daily. Do you have a syringe or dropper you can use? You
can make it into a slurry so he will get a little bit of oral fluids, too.
How is he doing today?

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

Postby galaxxzy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:22 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

There is no exact amounts, but just take somewhat equal amounts of each, just to make a
small amount of paste/slurry. Maybe estimate a tablespoon of each, chopped up, then put
into the blender you are able to use.
You can give just a small amount daily. Do you have a syringe or dropper you can use? You
can make it into a slurry so he will get a little bit of oral fluids, too.
How is he doing today?

Tracie


Thanks for responding. So do I just use it like that until its all gone? Yes I have a syringe which I used to feed him with when he wouldn’t eat. Don’t know how he is today yet since I haven’t woken him up but yesterday he did a bit of moving around.
Still waiting on a poop so I can take him to the vets though...
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:58 am

Make sure you get a copy of the office visit - a summary of everything done - labs xrays etc--- and ask lots of questions - I was at the vets yesterday and each visit w/ the dragons was 45 minutes long and they were there for check ups only -- you can read my post on Blaze and Hiccups big adventure - it gives some detail of the visit -- I came home w / a 3 page report on both of them - today I should be getting a fecal result from Hiccup tomorrow blood work on Blaze - I am still waiting for Blaze to poop
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:14 am

KarrieRee wrote:Make sure you get a copy of the office visit - a summary of everything done - labs xrays etc--- and ask lots of questions - I was at the vets yesterday and each visit w/ the dragons was 45 minutes long and they were there for check ups only -- you can read my post on Blaze and Hiccups big adventure - it gives some detail of the visit -- I came home w / a 3 page report on both of them - today I should be getting a fecal result from Hiccup tomorrow blood work on Blaze - I am still waiting for Blaze to poop
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I will make sure to ask. What sort of questions?
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:33 am

If putting on meds what kind of side effects should you expect? For how long after meds will side effects linger? Should you give probiotic w/ the med what about water should you give extra water? Feeding should you still offer the same feeding you normally do? Cleaning of tank depending on the parasites? What should you use? Do they have F10 available to buy for a disinfectant? Get his weight while there it should be in his report tho- whatever comes up in the visit- ask if you need to-- ask what kind of probiotic and where to get
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:02 pm

He has done a poop! Its jelly-like and has a bit of hard urate as usual but I think that is because he is still clearing out rocks that he ate from his old (loose 😬) substrate. No blood though. This means that I won’t be taking it to the vet for a fecal. If it has blood next time, I will. But this is the first poop he has done without blood in maybe 2 months.

I have no idea why it would be like jelly but I sort of started to dissect it as you can see in the photo and it is like normal poop on the inside. Is it maybe because he drinks a lot of water?

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

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:22 pm

Extra water is good but it would come out as liquid- what are you giving as supplements?
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby galaxxzy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:36 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Extra water is good but it would come out as liquid- what are you giving as supplements?
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No supplements actually. He’s sometimes given calcium but he gets it naturally from his food most of the time. I’m going to start to spray calcium on food before I give it to the superworms so that then they provide him calcium as well as protein and all of the stuff from the food though.
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Re: Stool & pooping issues. Do I need a vet?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:16 am

Hello,

That is great there wasn't any blood with his stool then. He is feeling better now?
The stool didn't really look bad at all. As Karrie mentioned, a bit of excess water or
moisture is fine, that indicates hydration most of the time.
You don't have to give the herbal paste too long. How many doses have you given
him thus far?

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