2015 – 15 year-old spiny soft shell turtle treated for egg binding, 7 eggs, oxytocin, calcium, antibiotic injections, did not notice difference in behavior, burrowing in sand, eating on and off, particular about water temperature, but otherwise behavior unchanged.
Egg binding 2019
19 years currently
x-rays three eggs, oxytocin, calcium, no response
Original veterinarian was not available, seen at different hospital, vet who specializes in exotics. Advised due to position eggs, induction may not be successful. returned with towel over head. asked if everything was okay, said no issues. She is curious and has never bitten so it was surprising and painful when she reached out and latched on skin between thumb and index finger.
I was more comfortable returning to first veterinary hospital, Vet who treated still not available for appointment, seen by associate. x-rays, ocytocin max. dose, calcium max dose, advised two weeks prior hospital, minimum dose, however four years prior max dose. Since it was successful I was advised, will follow same.
Seemed hopeful, but again, no response.
Return once again. Advised x-rays, lab, oxytocin and calcium.
Question came to mind about three eggs in position last exotic veterinarian said unlikely to release, in nearly same position as four years ago after multiple treatments oxytocin and calcium. The veterinarian checked record and found only 3 of 7 eggs had been released. It didn’t make sense, traveled four hour round trip every three days for two weeks. Turtle in treatment room so was unaware of number of eggs, was shown a broken egg, one in a jar, another… not informed four eggs remained, did not think to ask, trusted whatever was necessary was completed, wasn’t told otherwise.
Spaying had been recommended in 2015. I agreed, but last minute veterinarian said because aquatic, concerned about healing, advised not to spay, however again, was not informed about 3 eggs remained, or any issue with blood work.
After last induction she’s burrowed in sand and hasn’t come out except twice, ate and went back. It’s been two weeks. Did original blood word (attached) suggest sepsis because was mentioned again. Then in July this year, vet sent photo of under shell to lab’s reptile specialist. response normal. Thank you.
After many attempts to resolve one of my foster kitten’s URI, I learned about nasopharyngeal polyps and low and behold that was the problem with Lindy. My vet’s team removed the bulk of the polyp behind Lindy’s soft palate with a CO2 laser rather than with traction using forceps, the doctor estimated she removed 90%. I see you have had much experience with these nasty growths. Lindy is a foster and I am getting ready to turn her over to the adoption center to find her forever home. I’m not exactly sure what to write about Lindy’s polyp and what might happen in the future. I hear they can recur. Do you have any advice to give me. Thanks so much.
Went to Jarrettsville vet today had examine . And Larry puts up a fight so we have to muzzle and hold him tight . He has a skin infection , got antibiotic. No he has this bruise like thing on his neck ??? Help .
I have a kitten. She was a stray so I’m assuming she is about 11 months old. She recently has stopped eating, drinking, and can hardly move. Within the past few hours we have noticed there’s a knot that’s came up on this inside of her on her side. Please help. She has an appointment in the morning with the vet but I’m worried sick!
Hi, my 3 year old French bulldog was just diagnosed with IVDD this past Saturday. All last week she was perfectly fine being her normal self and Saturday morning we found her dragging her back legs, unable to walk. We quickly rushed her to the vet and received the bad news. Surgery was the first recommendation but was far too expensive. We decided to try laser treatments and medication along with keeping her in the crate resting. Today she had her 3rd laser treatment. I’m devastated and just want her to get better. My question today is, if the treatments start working, when should we start seeing improvement? At what point should we try starting physical therapy? & what type of exercises do we do with her with her back legs paralyzed? How will we get her to take those first steps with her back legs if the treatments work? How will we know when and if it is working? She has been eating a little and urinating but it has just been coming out. She has not had a bowl movement since Saturday night and I am concerned about this. I watched your videos on YouTube of Hank, and it gave me a lot of hope for my frenchie. Please tell me what more I can do to help her get back on her feet. Thank you so much for your help at this time!
Over Labor Day weekend we had to hospitalize our 1year old cat for a bladder blockage. We didn’t have the funds for the procedure and we didn’t want our cat to die. He’s really my son’s cat who is 7 and would just be heartbroken.
He got his bladder flushed, came home 3 days later. We had to open a line of credit on carecredit that is now maxed out. Finished all his medications and seemed fine until today.
He isn’t peeing, seems lethargic. I tried manually expressing him but to no avail. Nothing but some drops of blood come out.
I’m crying as I’m writing this because we can’t afford another costly procedure and this is can obviously be fatal.
My dog seems to be constantly panting. We have our A/C on 70 degrees and ceiling fan on. Should I be concerned?
My cat Lucas is still sick with Horner’s syndrome. After many tests have not been able to determine a definitive cause. I would like to look into getting a myringotomy for him so I can know what the fluid in his middle ear is. It is causing him to have serious nasal issues every time he eats. Does anyone know if this procedure – myringotomy – is ever done by a regular vet, or does it require a specialist. And what have others paid. Any information would be helpful. See recent photo of Lucas – with his good eye. The other eye is affected by Horner’s syndrome.
What can I give my cat she cant pass a hairball! Help!
My 4 year old cat had a 3 year rabies shot and a distemper shot at about 11:30AM this morning. It is now 9:25 PM and she is having tremors in her leg muscles. It is NOT a seizure but I’ve never seen muscle tremors like this before. She is also lethargic and not eating too, which I know is fairly normal…I’m just worried about her muscle tremors. Does she need to be seen immediately or is it ok to wait until morning to call the vet?