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My Tortoise has got to be put to Sleep

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by katieandiggy, Jul 8, 2019.

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  1. Professor Brenda

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    Good for you!!
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    Aww what a shame you did your best I have a horse field who didn't eat for weeks vet said it was parasites had treatments for a month 3 visits feeds ect seems to be ok but doesn't eat very much it's a worry isn't it we can only do our best it's nothing you did take care x
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    So sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you.
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    So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.
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    I’m so sorry you had to go through that
    I thought it might be helpful to share that when any animal or person has kidney failure they can no longer process the water they recieve to a normal benefit. This means too that kidney failure also attributes to dehydration. They literally can’t drink enough to flush their system of the build up of waste in blood stream because the kidneys no longer function in the filtering role they were designed for. Hence they pee out the fluids given but to no great cleansing or hydrating benefit. That is why you saw no improvement while you were hydrating, (although still the absolute right thing to do), his kidneys were just too far gone. Who knows why your baby’s kidneys failed but it sounds as if you were doing all the right things when you reached out. It’s also possible it was hatched with underdeveloped kidneys or it could have been poor initial care from the pet store. You really tried! So Sorry for your loss.
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