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 #840969


Jacksgirl0803
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 Respitory infection.

I think my cham has a respitory infection. I don’t understand how though because she is on antibiotics now. Is there anythin I can do on my own. I just spent like $200 at the vet about a month ago. Can this go away on its own? I know I will end up taking her to the vet again. But any info would be helpful. Thank you.



06/20/06  08:08am

 #841025


Jacksgirl0803
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  Message To: Jacksgirl0803   In reference to Message Id: 840969


 Respitory infection.

Never mind I have an appt. at 4:30 today.



06/20/06  09:21am

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  Message To: Jacksgirl0803   In reference to Message Id: 841025


 Respitory infection.

frequently itís from too low temps in enclosure. vet will tell ya.



06/20/06  10:40am

 #841183


Jacksgirl0803
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  Message To: Krusty   In reference to Message Id: 841118


 Respitory infection.

Her basking area is about 95. I dont see how that could be the problem. It souldnt be hotter than that. But we will get to the bottom of this.



06/20/06  11:26am

 #841735


Florida boy
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  Message To: Jacksgirl0803   In reference to Message Id: 841183


 Respitory infection.

What about water in bottom of enclosure. Do you have drainage or how often do you dry it out?



06/20/06  06:03pm

 #842792


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  Message To: Florida boy   In reference to Message Id: 841735


 Respitory infection.

I have a bowl in the bottom that catches the water and I clean it out like every day. I posted about a month ago that my cats. attacked her. I took her to the vet yesterday and the vet seems to think it was the cat attack that made her sick eventhough the vet I went to put her on antibiotics. She said the other vet gave me the wrong kind of antibotiocs, so all the germs from the cats made her sick. The vet said she will be feeling better in a couple of days. I will keep you guys posted.



06/21/06  09:46am

 #843542


Florida boy
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  Message To: Jacksgirl0803   In reference to Message Id: 842792


 Respitory infection.

With your cham being on antibiotics it is going to have a loss of appetite. Just like us antibiotics not only kill bad bacteria but it also kills good bacteria, bacteria that is essential to proper digestion. I highly recomend getting a probiotic. Probably the easiest to get ahold of would be Benebac. You can get this at petsmart or any of the big pet stores. It cost about $3somthing and you get 4 little tubes.It is either in the dog,cat or bird section. Most likly you will come across the gel form. Just put a little dab on a crix or two. Not quite sure how often but with that little amount every day from now till about a week after done with meds should do the job. Again I highly recommend it.

If any body has anything to add to the probiotic use or change any thing I said please feel free to chime in. Jonas,DM,Alan,Chris,Sunburst,Timbo any of you guys.



06/21/06  05:41pm

 #844916


Jacksgirl0803
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  Message To: Florida boy   In reference to Message Id: 843542


 Respitory infection.

Why would my vet not reccomend this to me?



06/22/06  10:31am

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  Message To: Jacksgirl0803   In reference to Message Id: 844916


 Respitory infection.

Sorry to hear your cham is certainly having a hard time at the moment Everything Florida boy has posted is spot on .cant add anything to help (I donít mean to sound up myself hear) but did you ask the vet of any side effects and the vets you took her to they were reptile vets i hope.
DM or Jonas are more likely to post more to help if they come on
AJ



06/22/06  01:07pm

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Jacksgirl0803
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  Message To: Alan Johnson   In reference to Message Id: 845170


 Respitory infection.

Yeah she was a reptile vet but she does dogs and cats and stuff too. The first vet I took her to when my cats attacked her was an exotic bird vet. But it was after hours and the were the only ones that would see reptiles.
I would have taken her somewhere else if anywhere else was open. She looks a lot better today though. I will check on that stuff from the pet store I got to go there any way. Thanx for all of your help guys. I appreciate it.



06/22/06  02:48pm


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