Allopurinol Dosage??

I suspect my beardie has gout. We are going to get blood work done next week. He has a 40-gallon tank with an Arcadia 10.0 bulb, heat lamp, and basking hammock. The only time he’s in his cage is to soak in uvb/ heat. I work from home most of my days and take him outside to get natural sunlight while i work on my laptop. He gets dubias, mealworms, wax worms. He get calcium everyday as he has mbd as well. Currently I have been feeding him organic baby food (greens only) with calcium mixed in as he doesn’t want feeders. I read about black cherry juice which I’m going to buy tomorrow. We are due for X-rays and blood work but if it comes to medication i want to have different options. I know not to medicate if we are unsure of gout. For future reference, what dosage of Allopurinol is safe to give beardies? Thank you.
 

KarrieRee

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I suspect my beardie has gout. We are going to get blood work done next week. He has a 40-gallon tank with an Arcadia 10.0 bulb, heat lamp, and basking hammock. The only time he’s in his cage is to soak in uvb/ heat. I work from home most of my days and take him outside to get natural sunlight while i work on my laptop. He gets dubias, mealworms, wax worms. He get calcium everyday as he has mbd as well. Currently I have been feeding him organic baby food (greens only) with calcium mixed in as he doesn’t want feeders. I read about black cherry juice which I’m going to buy tomorrow. We are due for X-rays and blood work but if it comes to medication i want to have different options. I know not to medicate if we are unsure of gout. For future reference, what dosage of Allopurinol is safe to give beardies? Thank you.
That dosage should be given by the vet--- if he does have gout your UVB is extremely important here - where is the UVB ? inside the tank or top of screen? Also if he does have gout please dont feed anymore dubia roaches - you can go to silk worms or BSFL - its great your getting him outside for good UVB-- so I would wait and see what the blood work says about the uric acid levels
 

alyxrodriguez

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Thank you so much! The uvb is outside the mesh but I’m going to mount it on the inside now after getting feedback. And what is BSFL?
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Do you have pictures of your dragon, is there some swelling present?
The black cherry juice extract is helpful. You can give .5ml to 1ml daily to help start to
break up uric acid crystals & flush out the kidneys.
As far as the Allopurinol dose goes, the recommended dose is 20mg/kg to start. You
would need the weight of your dragon to properly dose. Depending on the severity of
the case of gout, they can stay on the 20mg/kg for awhile then have the dose decreased
to a maintenance level of 10mg/kg.

Tracie
 

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