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My spotted python's tale is dry & scales, looks like some

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My spotted python's tale is dry & scales, looks like some sort of desease. Any ideas.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Jeremy.

Can you send me a picture of your snakes tail so I can get a better idea of what's going on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here's 2 photos. The snake has just shed as well
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delayed response, the system did not inform me that you send pictures. Do you feed live prey to you snake? This looks like "scale rot", a skin infection caused by an injury typically. You snake is going to treatment with antibiotics and topical for the tail. If left untreated this will likely spread and / or he will lose his tail.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thanks, ***** ***** best/cheapest then to go & see a vet & get some, or for you to send me some .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No more advice needed thanks
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.

ok, let me know if you need anything else.

Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.

good luck

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks