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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech working with reptiles for 30+ years what type of Reptile is this?
Thank-you and I have a few more questions.
Can you tell me about the enclosure?
Temps in the enclosure?
Do you have a Moist hide as well as a Dry hide?
How long has he been off food?
Where in Canada are you located to help locate Herp Vets in your area?
I will be out to lunch for about an hour but will respond as soon as I get back.
Thank-you for the information. The husbandry sounds good. She does need to have a dish of plain calcium in the tank at all times and her prey dusted 5 days a week with Plain calcium and 2 days a week with a vitamin. What I suspect is a Vitamin A issue causing the shedding problem and also a Parasite issue causing the lack of appetite as well as weight loss and inactivity.
We can try some first aid by giving warm soaks in a 50/50 pedialyte and warm water soak for hydration. We can try and supplement with some chicken baby food mixed with calcium. Drop on the snout and allow the gecko to lick it off. This is a link for Herp Vets in BC: http://www.triciaswaterdragon.com/canrepvt.htm#bc I suggest a Fecal be done and an acid fast stain to rule out Crpto, which is a wasting disease.