Weird poop

Emily B

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He's been having diarrhea for awhile now, he just recently has been leaving traces of blood in his poop. I know it's a sign of parasites, he's already been treated for them is there I chance he still has some?
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
He's been having diarrhea for awhile now, he just recently has been leaving traces of blood in his poop. I know it's a sign of parasites, he's already been treated for them is there I chance he still has some?
What are you surface basking temps? And how are you getting them? No stick ons they are inaccurate - you want a digital probe thermometer and they should be 95-100-- I see your not feeding anything red so it may be blood - watch the next poop and see if more comes out- parasites will cause very runny stools his are formed very smelly poop enough to drive you out of the room or you can smell it from another room / hall way -- to me it looks like hes got some undigested insects in there --- this would be caused by not high enough surface basking temps
And yes its possible for him to still have parasites - did they re test him after the medication was done? And did you disinfect the decor after each poop when he was on the medication?
 

Emily B

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What are you surface basking temps? And how are you getting them? No stick ons they are inaccurate - you want a digital probe thermometer and they should be 95-100-- I see your not feeding anything red so it may be blood - watch the next poop and see if more comes out- parasites will cause very runny stools his are formed very smelly poop enough to drive you out of the room or you can smell it from another room / hall way -- to me it looks like hes got some undigested insects in there --- this would be caused by not high enough surface basking temps
And yes its possible for him to still have parasites - did they re test him after the medication was done? And did you disinfect the decor after each poop when he was on the medication?
As for the re testing, this may sound crazy but we didn't take him to a reptile clinic we took him to my sister's job (a cat and dog clinic) were some of the workers who used to work and reptile clinics took care of him. So my concern is the medicine that was given didn't fully take care of the parasites. And as for the disinfecting I also don't know if that was done at that moment he was my sister's. And for the thermometers he has digital screen ones his basking spot runs at around 120 ° f and the hot side runs around 90° F
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
As for the re testing, this may sound crazy but we didn't take him to a reptile clinic we took him to my sister's job (a cat and dog clinic) were some of the workers who used to work and reptile clinics took care of him. So my concern is the medicine that was given didn't fully take care of the parasites. And as for the disinfecting I also don't know if that was done at that moment he was my sister's. And for the thermometers he has digital screen ones his basking spot runs at around 120 ° f and the hot side runs around 90° F
If your surface basking spot is correct w/ the 120 it is way too hot --- does the digital screen have a probe on it so you can set it under the basking lamp? If not please get 2 digital probe thermometers - my guess its hotter under that lamp and your getting ambient temps - which is too hot -- place the probe on the spot where he basks- 10 min or so and then get the temp- if its running that hot of a temp hes not sitting under that lamp- Zoo Med makes the probe thermometers and you can find them at Petco or PetSmart -- what medication was the dragon on and for how long?
Please get some of the disinfectant its a concentrate and kills about anything --- follow the directions on the bottle and keep the paper that comes/ w it -- F10 SC Veterinary Reptile Disinfectant
 

Emily B

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If your surface basking spot is correct w/ the 120 it is way too hot --- does the digital screen have a probe on it so you can set it under the basking lamp? If not please get 2 digital probe thermometers - my guess its hotter under that lamp and your getting ambient temps - which is too hot -- place the probe on the spot where he basks- 10 min or so and then get the temp- if its running that hot of a temp hes not sitting under that lamp- Zoo Med makes the probe thermometers and you can find them at Petco or PetSmart -- what medication was the dragon on and for how long?
Please get some of the disinfectant its a concentrate and kills about anything --- follow the directions on the bottle and keep the paper that comes/ w it -- F10 SC Veterinary Reptile Disinfectant
As for the medication I'm not too sure
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
As for the medication I'm not too sure
ok do you still have the bottle or can you ask your sisters people that prescribed the meds -- you can always take a fecal into a vets office for testing here is a website to find a reptile vet www.arav.org if your in a small town type in a bigger cities zip code - call them first ask them if you can drop off a fecal for parasite testing - and go from there --
 

Emily B

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Franklin
ok do you still have the bottle or can you ask your sisters people that prescribed the meds -- you can always take a fecal into a vets office for testing here is a website to find a reptile vet www.arav.org if your in a small town type in a bigger cities zip code - call them first ask them if you can drop off a fecal for parasite testing - and go from there --
Okay thank also what temperature should the basking spot be
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Yes, as Karrie suggested, you can simply drop off a fecal to have it retested. It is very possible
that the initial infection wasn't completely cleared up.
Did you give any probiotics for him, following the medication round?

Tracie
 

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