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Jaw tear?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by mack_is_my_baby, Feb 27, 2018.

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  1. mack_is_my_baby

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    My hingeback appears to have a tear/cut near his jaw. It’s also affecting how he eats. I’m going to take him to the vet as soon as I can so it doesn’t get infected but I wanted to get your opinion. IMG_6618.jpg IMG_1519739238.273261.jpg IMG_1519739268.518201.jpg IMG_1519739286.359079.jpg
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    Put a little Vaseline on it to keep it soft.
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    Should I still get it looked at at the vet? I don’t want it to get infected or get worse.
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    It's never a bad idea to get a vet's opinion.
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    I’ve got an appointment for tomorrow! Thanks for your advice!
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