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Badwolfe

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antibiotics can take a couple of days before they start working. If its only been 5 days they may only just be really starting to take effect. How long has the vet said to administer them for?

How big is your dragon? It's a bit difficult to gauge from the photos
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
No, no colored bulbs. I made the mistake of using a red bulb at night for the first week or so, but that hasn’t been used in 3 weeks or more. I did terramycin in the eye for about 10 days before going to the vet. Like I stated previously, the gentamicin and antibiotics from the vet have been used for about 5 days now. I don’t want to have to make another trip to the vet but it’s so weird how gooey his eye is.
I have flagged the post to AHBD and Tracie our vet tech mod -- they hopefully can help here
 

Roberts926

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antibiotics can take a couple of days before they start working. If its only been 5 days they may only just be really starting to take effect. How long has the vet said to administer them for?

How big is your dragon? It's a bit difficult to gauge from the photos
I believe the eye drops are twice a day for 21 days and the antibiotics are every other day for 30 days. The antiparasitic was a 3 dose medication.

The vet said he seems a little small for his age, but now that we are getting the parasite taken care of and I have proper lighting, we should hopefully see a growth spurt soon she said. He is approximately 8 months old and came in at 134.00 grams 5 days ago.
 

Badwolfe

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I believe the eye drops are twice a day for 21 days and the antibiotics are every other day for 30 days. The antiparasitic was a 3 dose medication.

The vet said he seems a little small for his age, but now that we are getting the parasite taken care of and I have proper lighting, we should hopefully see a growth spurt soon she said. He is approximately 8 months old and came in at 134.00 grams 5 days ago.
Yeah he's definitely undersized at that weight but like you said with the medical problems its understandable. They can grow and put on weight really quickly and hopefully this will be the case for him.

If the antibiotics are for 30 days I would say its just a matter of giving it time now. 5 days isn't really that long of a time in relation to the length of treatment but hopefully you will start to see an improvement with his eye very soon.
 

Roberts926

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Yeah he's definitely undersized at that weight but like you said with the medical problems its understandable. They can grow and put on weight really quickly and hopefully this will be the case for him.

If the antibiotics are for 30 days I would say its just a matter of giving it time now. 5 days isn't really that long of a time in relation to the length of treatment but hopefully you will start to see an improvement with his eye very soon.
Ok, I hope so! Thank you so much for your input. I really do appreciate it.
 

AHBD

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Wow, the eye is producing a huge bubble of fluid, please don't use tweezers though. You'd be one head twitch from disaster if Zeus got squirmy. BTW did you try unpasteurized honey ?
 

Roberts926

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Wow, the eye is producing a huge bubble of fluid, please don't use tweezers though. You'd be one head twitch from disaster if Zeus got squirmy. BTW did you try unpasteurized honey ?
I’m sorry, I was being facetious with the tweezer comment. I didn’t actually use tweezers, but I had to grab onto it with a towel and actually pinch it and pull it pretty hard to get it off. It was so sticky that it would not wipe off. I did try the honey but I don’t believe I gave it adequate time to work. I rushed off to the vet because it just wasn’t getting better.
 

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Ok, so I am keeping my fingers crossed but I think we are making progress. Samsons eye has not been crusted shut for 2 days now, and he is going to the bathroom more frequently. I think the antibiotics and anti-parasitics have finally kicked in. Here he is last night…taking control of the TV remote.
 

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AHBD

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Good to hear this, it's always a relief to see some progress and I truly hope he continues to do better ! He needs good vision to watch his favorite program . BTW, he's a handsome boy.
 

Roberts926

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Good to hear this, it's always a relief to see some progress and I truly hope he continues to do better ! He needs good vision to watch his favorite program . BTW, he's a handsome boy.
Thank you very much, I may be biased however I also think he is a great looking dragon. And yes, I am extremely relieved to see progress because it was stressing me out that he wasn’t getting any better. After his medication runs out, I will be taking him back to the vet for another fecal float just to ensure all looks well. I appreciate everyone’s help on this forum and I look forward to remaining active on these pages for help and also to provide guidance as I learn new things.
 

Roberts926

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Well, a few days ago I made a post that Samsons eye was doing better but then the next day…and the last few days, it has been glued shut every morning. It’s so crazy how sticky the fluid is that’s coming out. We have about 2 more weeks of antibiotics to go and I am doing honey again. I bought some raw unfiltered Nature Nate’s honey (I think this is the right stuff) and started watering it down with warm water and applying today. I will do this for a few days while still giving antibiotics and if it does not heal, we will head back to the vet. I’m extremely perplexed.
 

AHBD

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Do you have a health store near you or an actual beekeeper ? I looked up the brand you mentioned and there is a class action lawsuit that says it's not pure and it has been heated [ pasteurization kills the beneficial antimicrobial properties. ]

 

Roberts926

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Do you have a health store near you or an actual beekeeper ? I looked up the brand you mentioned and there is a class action lawsuit that says it's not pure and it has been heated [ pasteurization kills the beneficial antimicrobial properties. ]

Wow, I just can’t win. I did a really quick browse online while at the store before I bought it and I did not see that. And there was a beekeeper outside selling local honey when I walked out from purchasing this…haha this sucks. But yes, we have a health food store and a beekeeper.
 
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I have a bearded dragon too and his name is spike and he is 8 years old. I’m a first time bearded dragon owner and I’m 16 years old. I’m extremely busy with school 🏫 too. Peace ✌🏼 Me and spike
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