Sunken eyes after a blood test, is it normal?

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Sunken eyes after a blood test, is it normal?

Postby Zavi » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:36 am

I just took my two beardies to a vet for a blood test. After having their blood taken they both have sunken eyes, one of them more than the other.
Is it normal or should I be worried?

Also I'm not sure if beardie ER is the right place to post this, if it's not I'll delete.
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Re: Sunken eyes after a blood test, is it normal?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:14 am

Please post pics of the dragons--- I had my dragons blood drawn last week and he did not end up w / sunken eyes - so I haft to say no on that but someone else would need to say for sure
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Sunken eyes after a blood test, is it normal?

Postby loljelloclowdz » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:35 pm

A blood test can dehydrate them, you can always soak them in a pedialyte bath (50% unflavored pedialyte, 50% water). Mari came to me in the mail with severely sunken eyes and the pedialyte fixed it in 5 days.
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Re: Sunken eyes after a blood test, is it normal?

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:48 am

Hello,

Hm, that doesn't sound real normal. Definitely post some pictures of them, so we can see
exactly how sunken in the eyes are.
I would highly recommend some extra oral fluids for a few days, to help with hydration. I
hope that the vet didn't draw too much for the sample though.
Otherwise, are they both eating well & acting normally?

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