Some pet owners can’t afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. I had 2 simple goals-provide the best care for pets in North Texas, using the most natural and holistic approach possible, and to invite clients to become part of our family and get personalized care. She then graduated from the University of Minnesota at Waseca in 1982, and completed an externship in England at the London Zoo. Do not close a wound completely without leaving a drainage site. Christie Carlo is available for beak trimming and toenail cutting. No veterinarian should be embarrassed or ashamed to ask another, more experienced, veterinarian for assistance with a case. Dr.

I’m constantly learning new things and observing new species. But, my suspicion is that your beardie has prolapsed a portion of the oviduct. Maybe your vet would also allow you to obtain stool cultures from them, for bacterial testing, as well. Mites may be found in hide boxes and other cage equipment, which needs to be addressed. Wissman, DVM, DABVP has been an avian/exotic/herp animal veterinarian since 1981. Fatty liver can be treated if the underlying cause can be identified and corrected. Some are in the yellow pages, or ask your local animal hospital or Humane Society for a reference to a herp veterinarian.

Because you rescued this lizard, we don’t have any information as to how she was cared for prior to you acquiring her. It is hard to know how to treat a reptile properly if you have not kept them as pets. It might be helpful if you can collect some of this thin, white-clear, stringlike material and place it in a small jar of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) so that your herp vet can examine it or perhaps send it out to a lab for identification. In press. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. The bearded dragon habitat should have several different thermometers/hygrometers in the enclosure to ensure that it is being maintained at the correct range. A female that gives birth to live young may correctly be called pregnant.

I also run a reduced rate scheme for regular clients, with money off consultations and my out of hours fees. Look for DVMs who appear to maintain actual veterinary offices that you could contact. Snakes may be able to do fine without food over the short term, but if they begin to show signs of weight loss (a loss in mass) then they, too, will need to be force-fed. Any help or advice that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I would suggest you bring in a sample of your lizard’s stool for examination for parasites, and allow your herp vet to perform a physical examination and any diagnostic tests necessary. Sometimes, MBD can be confused with other diseases, so if you haven’t had your iguana to a herp vet to confirm the diagnosis, I would recommend that you do so, to make sure that it truly is suffering from MBD and to make sure that it doesn’t have any other problems. Dr.

I’m not sure exactly what is wrong with your beardie, but from what you are describing, I would recommend that you make an appointment immediately with your herp vet so that it can be evaluated and treated. Diagnostic labs offer this consultation service free-of-charge to veterinarians, so this means that no vet needs to feel all alone out there when dealing with unfamiliar species or diseases. However, crackles (also called rales) that occur from small amounts of fluid and mucus in the lungs or air sacs, indicate respiratory disease, is usually indicative of serious infection. I feed him reptomin, live crickets, elodea, frozen bloodworms, and algae wafers. A complimentary bath is given after 3 nights of boarding. In past columns, I covered how to best deal with a ball python that is not eating. Many of the treatments come from Western, allopathic medicine.

I have discussed cloacal prolapse in previous columns, so please check the archives for an in-depth discussion of the problem, as well as possible causes and treatments. He was put on Baytril (enrofloxacin), as his white blood cell count was elevated. He seemed to take a liking to my snake immediately and even remembered me and my snake�s name 6 mo. If you notice any signs of disease, an experienced reptile veterinarian should be contacted immediately, and the quarantine should continue for a longer period. Clients can find links to many useful websites with a variety of exotic species information on our helpful links page. If this is an emergency, please contact your nearest qualified veterinarian. I went back to the shop because my gecko is underweight, its skin is very baggy and it’s not very active.

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