Vitamin A oral vs. injections

Sara G.

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I understand that vitamin injections are typically no bueno but what about vitamin A given orally? Is this less risky than an injection?

My vet had given BamBam oral vitamin A when I took her almost 3 months ago and I had no problems at all. Of course it wasn't a high dose of Vitamin A. But she specifically mentioned not to give vitamin A injections but that giving it orally wasn't that bad. She's an exotic pets vet and has a Red Eared Slider (although we do differ on care techniques) so I trust her more than I would any vet with zero turtle/tortoise experience. But I trust you guys more! ;)
Just curious about it. I definitely wouldn't agree to anymore vitamin A, mainly because BamBam doesn't need it.
And I actually had no idea that there was such a risk of injections and vitamin issues before I went. Otherwise I wouldn't have allowed it at all.
But I was just wondering about the difference, if there even is one.
 

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I understand that vitamin injections are typically no bueno but what about vitamin A given orally? Is this less risky than an injection?

My vet had given BamBam oral vitamin A when I took her almost 3 months ago and I had no problems at all. Of course it wasn't a high dose of Vitamin A. But she specifically mentioned not to give vitamin A injections but that giving it orally wasn't that bad. She's an exotic pets vet and has a Red Eared Slider (although we do differ on care techniques) so I trust her more than I would any vet with zero turtle/tortoise experience. But I trust you guys more! ;)
Just curious about it. I definitely wouldn't agree to anymore vitamin A, mainly because BamBam doesn't need it.
And I actually had no idea that there was such a risk of injections and vitamin issues before I went. Otherwise I wouldn't have allowed it at all.
But I was just wondering about the difference, if there even is one.

what is bam bam ?
 

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My vet visit was pre-long houred lurking when she was housed at a different location.
I thought she had a respiratory infection (she had symptoms of it and I found out that there had been a supreme drop in temps for her at her old home :mad: ) and rushed her right to the vet without asking anyone here for advice.
So she was given a course of meds. I don't remember exactly what kind but she dealt with it pretty well and was perfectly fine.
Now she has the right temps, humidity & diet. Even if she doesn't have a large enough indoor enclosure for now.
I definitely would've done it differently then I did and I'm just grateful that she made it through okay and had no problems with the meds or the vitamin A.
 

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If vitamins really do have to be given then putting bird vitamins in the drinking/soaking water is usually the recommended method to avoid overdose
 

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