7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:13 am

Hello,

How is your dragon this evening?
Are you using any probiotics while she has been on medications?
I am not seeing any sores in the mouth, but it could just be the picture quality here online,
but is it extra red in color or irritated?
The leg soreness or paralysis is somewhat common after an injection, especially if a nerve
was hit during injection.
Let us know how she is doing.

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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:00 am

Yes, it's red and a little swollen on the roof of her mouth on 1 side. I will try to get a better picture, I'm just worried about infection and it getting worse.
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:39 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

How is your dragon this evening?
Are you using any probiotics while she has been on medications?
I am not seeing any sores in the mouth, but it could just be the picture quality here online,
but is it extra red in color or irritated?
The leg soreness or paralysis is somewhat common after an injection, especially if a nerve
was hit during injection.
Let us know how she is doing.

Tracie


She is still not eating and it appears more swollen than yesterday. It definitely looks red and irritated. And no I did not give her any probiotics and she is off the medications now.
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:16 am

I see the red area. You might want to swab it with some MaxiGuard gel to help keep it clean. An oral cleanser may help reduce irritation and swelling.
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:39 am

Hello,

Yes, I do see the red irritation now.
Have you been able to get her to eat anything yet?
As suggested, try the maxiguard on that area, daily to try & get that cleared up. You can also
try using some honey dabbed on that too, but be sure to thin it out with some water water, first.

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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:22 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Yes, I do see the red irritation now.
Have you been able to get her to eat anything yet?
As suggested, try the maxiguard on that area, daily to try & get that cleared up. You can also
try using some honey dabbed on that too, but be sure to thin it out with some water water, first.

Tracie

Yes, she ate 2 hornworms yesterday. But I noticed she had yellow snot too, could this be a sign of respiratory infection? Should I take her to the vet?
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:42 am

Not necessarily, but keep an eye on it. If she starts acting more lethargic, wheezing, or if you start to see a significant mucous buildup around her nose and mouth then it may indicate an infection and warrant a vet visit. I'd just observe for now though.
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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:43 am

CooperDragon wrote:Not necessarily, but keep an eye on it. If she starts acting more lethargic, wheezing, or if you start to see a significant mucous buildup around her nose and mouth then it may indicate an infection and warrant a vet visit. I'd just observe for now though.


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Re: 7 month old bearded dragon stopped eating

Postby Alliemc1234 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:47 am

I do have a vet visit scheduled for her, but the earliest they could do was February 9th unless she gets worse and then they can see her for emergency care. So for now, I'm going to do the recommendations that you guys gave me and if she gets worse I'll call the vet back.
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