Enlarged heart

Hi, so I am a little new here. I have a bearded dragon who is about maybe 6 years old. He had lost appetite so I took him to the vet. After some X Rays, it appears he has an enlarged heart and fluid build up around it. He was given Critical care herbivore, TMS Suspension and metacam. I am unsure what to do anymore and worries about him. At times it seems that he is improving but at times he just looks so lethargic. Has anyone had this happen before? I would appreciate any advise. Thank you!!
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
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Hello,

Poor guy, sorry to hear of the heart issues. There have been several cases on here, over the
years of enlarged hearts. I think it is mostly genetics but can sometimes be diet related. Is his
weight normal?
We can review your tank setup, diet, etc if you need to be sure everything is correct.
Are you keeping him a little warmer overnight, to help boost his system? We usually recommend
75-80F overnight for comfort.

Let us know how he is doing.
Tracie
 

Emyleemeneses

Member
Original Poster
Hello,

Poor guy, sorry to hear of the heart issues. There have been several cases on here, over the
years of enlarged hearts. I think it is mostly genetics but can sometimes be diet related. Is his
weight normal?
We can review your tank setup, diet, etc if you need to be sure everything is correct.
Are you keeping him a little warmer overnight, to help boost his system? We usually recommend
75-80F overnight for comfort.

Let us know how he is doing.
Tracie
Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately Spike passed away yesterday, his health declined quite quickly.
 

xp29

Hatchling Member
Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Im sorry to hear about spike. They are wonderful pets and become part of the family
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Hello,

Oh no, I am so sorry about little Spike...:cry: He must have been very critical. It is the worst feeling
to lose them, no matter how young or old they are.
My condolences to you.

Tracie
 

Emyleemeneses

Member
Original Poster
Hello,

Oh no, I am so sorry about little Spike...:cry: He must have been very critical. It is the worst feeling
to lose them, no matter how young or old they are.
My condolences to you.

Tracie
Thank you so much I really appreciate that ❤️ Seeing him in pain was honestly the worst thing ever. It's honestly been really difficult and he's my first pet ever so I've never experienced losing a pet before. But I'll always love him, thank you again.
 

xp29

Hatchling Member
Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Please dont let your loss turn you off the beardies.when your ready by all means get another. I have lost 2 in 3 years. I still miss them both but if anything it makes me appreciate the ones i have now even more.
My one piece of advice, when you are ready, try to get it directly from a know breeder. They can tell you more about the genetics and over all health. Or adopt one that needs a loving home.
 

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