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Dog attacked sulcata

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by BornInTheBoot, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Wendy Proulx

    Wendy Proulx Member

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    Yes, they look like and clean with no infection. Once the raw, redness has resolved you can put him back in his regular tank.
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    It's been four weeks, so he'll be over the initial shock, which is as dangerous as the infection risk.
    You are obviously doing the right thing, he is eating and healing.
    He should be over the worst, carry on as you are and he should be fine.
  3. BornInTheBoot

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    Thank you. I appreciate it
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    Anything new as far your tort is concerned?

    Hope to hear good news.
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    This was pretty bad,I hope he will be OK and that he is on antibiotics from the vet? There may be deep infection that is not yet apparent, then it's too late.
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    How's your tort today?

    Hope to hear he is now better.
  7. BornInTheBoot

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    He is doing fine from what I can see. Eating like always and active as ever
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    That, definitely is good news.
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    Indeed! Poor Jerome
  10. BornInTheBoot

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    Hey everyone! Quick update on Jerome. He's doing very very well. I'll post a pic of him from November 30th and a picture of him as of today January 22nd.

    First pic is November
    And second is January.

    And you can see really gritty urates in the first picture and as of today I don't see them that much at all but when I do see them they stent gritty so that's a good thing. And you can see that he has grown a somewhat decent amount. I don't exactly know how old he is but he is about 180 to 190 grams. I will post pictures of the healed up wounds soon Screenshot_20180122-191150.jpg 20180122_191243.jpg
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    Hello. are there news ? What is little Jerome doing ? I hope he is fine.
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    Aunt Caffy Well-Known Member TFO Supporter

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    Great job on your tortoise care! From what I can tell, you are a very good tort parent.
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