Low potassium & liver not functioning?

Jxc123

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I recently went to the vets for tail rot & they did bloods

Said potassium is low and think liver isn’t functioning properly? He isn’t yellow so I don’t think he has liver failure? He is wobbly like shakey when he moves but nothing that is like neurological he doesn’t fall over he’s just shakey
It is very very hard to get him to eat veg, he mainly eats worms (I know they’re not the greatest) I am really trying
I have recently got a full new set up, arcadia 29” 12% t5 & new basking bulb that I have set at 42c. He has always been quite a chilled out lizard with the odd glass surf. The vet recommended looking inside at his organs but I don’t want to put him through that and also that the tip of his tail needs taking off but can prove hard to heal with a suspected liver issue. The other option was to supplement and see if he improves. I don’t want to just go off the vets say so on everything as I know there are people with years of experience who advise vets what to do. Can anyone help please? I have put a pic of my Viv on, I haven’t finished it yet but have just provided a temp basking spot until I can finish it.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
I recently went to the vets for tail rot & they did bloods

Said potassium is low and think liver isn’t functioning properly? He isn’t yellow so I don’t think he has liver failure? He is wobbly like shakey when he moves but nothing that is like neurological he doesn’t fall over he’s just shakey
It is very very hard to get him to eat veg, he mainly eats worms (I know they’re not the greatest) I am really trying
I have recently got a full new set up, arcadia 29” 12% t5 & new basking bulb that I have set at 42c. He has always been quite a chilled out lizard with the odd glass surf. The vet recommended looking inside at his organs but I don’t want to put him through that and also that the tip of his tail needs taking off but can prove hard to heal with a suspected liver issue. The other option was to supplement and see if he improves. I don’t want to just go off the vets say so on everything as I know there are people with years of experience who advise vets what to do. Can anyone help please? I have put a pic of my Viv on, I haven’t finished it yet but have just provided a temp basking spot until I can finish it.
Please post a pic of the tank and the dragon -- --Where do you have the UVB? Is it in the tank or on top of the screen? Please get him over on a staple insect - dubia roaches - crickets - BSFL or silk worms - what kind of worms are you feeding? Please NO wax worms - they will cause liver issues -- I would get him some BSFL also known as calci worms - nutri grubs - phoenix worms - they are a great staple and use them as lures to the salad bowl - https://www.amazon.com/MACGOAL-Rept...uGQB&pd_rd_wg=tLkwE&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_d
Nutrition Content ignore the kale info its outdated
Do you have the results of the blood work done? If so post them or please get them and post so we can have Tracie look at them
 

Jxc123

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Please post a pic of the tank and the dragon -- --Where do you have the UVB? Is it in the tank or on top of the screen? Please get him over on a staple insect - dubia roaches - crickets - BSFL or silk worms - what kind of worms are you feeding? Please NO wax worms - they will cause liver issues -- I would get him some BSFL also known as calci worms - nutri grubs - phoenix worms - they are a great staple and use them as lures to the salad bowl - https://www.amazon.com/MACGOAL-Rept...uGQB&pd_rd_wg=tLkwE&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_d
Nutrition Content ignore the kale info its outdated
Do you have the results of the blood work done? If so post them or please get them and post so we can have Tracie look at them
Please post a pic of the tank and the dragon -- --Where do you have the UVB? Is it in the tank or on top of the screen? Please get him over on a staple insect - dubia roaches - crickets - BSFL or silk worms - what kind of worms are you feeding? Please NO wax worms - they will cause liver issues -- I would get him some BSFL also known as calci worms - nutri grubs - phoenix worms - they are a great staple and use them as lures to the salad bowl - https://www.amazon.com/MACGOAL-Rept...uGQB&pd_rd_wg=tLkwE&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_d
Nutrition Content ignore the kale info its outdated
Do you have the results of the blood work done? If so post them or please get them and post so we can have Tracie look at them
 

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Jxc123

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Good -- I will flag Tracie to this post--- where is the UVB? And are you feeding wax worms?
@Drache613
Thank you and it’s diagonal I’ll see if I have a pic and no not wax worms I’ve just got him silkworms & he usually has mealworms and morio
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
Thank you and it’s diagonal I’ll see if I have a pic and no not wax worms I’ve just got him silkworms & he usually has mealworms and morio
Ok great on the staple --- please post a closer pic of his tail - we can get some help on that -- if your UVB bulb is close to a year old please replace it - I recommend 10-11 months
 

Jxc123

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The bulb is new I’ve just bought the whole unit last week, he has a full new set up I’ve just got a new everything including viv
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
The bulb is new I’ve just bought the whole unit last week, he has a full new set up I’ve just got a new everything including viv
Ok I would start w/ some raw unpasteurized honey no crickets in the tank and I am going to have ahbd take a look
@AHBD
 

Jxc123

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I will take some more pics of his tail when I get home, I was using iodine but the vet said there’s no real benefit so I haven’t done it for a few days
 

Jxc123

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His tail now
 

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Jxc123

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I will get some, do I just leave the honey on or do I wash it off after a certain period?
 

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