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Brianna Killjoy
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 Dry Gangrene

This morning I noticed that the last couple of inches of my iguana’s tail was very hard and brittle and looked all sort of shrivelled up, I was pretty certain straight away that it looked like dry gangrene. When reading into dry gangrene I read that the affected area would most likely need to be amputated because it can spread quickly and can eventually lead to death. I took him a specialist extotic pet veterinary right away where they confirmed it was dry gangrene, but the vet told me to leave to break off naturally and didn’t give me any kind of medicine, treatment or even advice really. Of course I was relieved at first but leaving it to fall off naturally is going against everything I had read on the Internet, in books and from other peoples experiences. There are no other vets around here that will treat exotic pets so if anybody can give me any advise, information or their own iguanas past experience with gangrene I would reeally appreciate it as I’m very worried about him.
Thanks in advance,
Brianna



04/15/15  12:58pm

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Reed22
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  Message To: Brianna Killjoy   In reference to Message Id: 2313192


 Dry Gangrene

a few years ago Marlon faced the same issue, dry gangrene on the tail. We had it removed, and it came back a few months later, needing another amputation, the original cut wasnt high enough up. All in all he lost about two inches, and we havent had an issue since. I have never heard of allowing it to heal on its own, in fact i have seen stories of it spreading to their back legs. Definitely look into another vet is what i would do.



04/15/15  10:48pm

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Brianna Killjoy
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  Message To: Reed22   In reference to Message Id: 2313208


 Dry Gangrene

I’m glad Marlon’s all fine now! :) Thank you for sharing your story, I’m going to be measuring the affected part on his tail every day to make sure it’s not spreading then definitely try to find another vets.



04/16/15  07:09am

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Brianna Killjoy
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  Message To: Brianna Killjoy   In reference to Message Id: 2313192


 Dry Gangrene

Just an update for anyone who read:
He’s now had his tail amputated and is doing well :)



04/20/15  12:37pm

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  Message To: Brianna Killjoy   In reference to Message Id: 2313280


 Dry Gangrene

Good for you ...thanks for the update... best wishes



04/24/15  07:01pm


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