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My tortoise has a cut on s back leg (underneath) that looks

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My tortoise has a cut on his back leg (underneath) that looks bad. I washed it off with water. No vet is open and available tonight locally. The question is can it wait until morning if the bleeding has stopped at the tortoise is quiet (contained) in a box now or does he need IMMEDIATE vet care and antibiotics with a certain amount of hours? This happened with the last hour. Please advise
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today.

Are you able to attach a clear photograph of the wound itself?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I left out the part was he bitten by a dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Are you able to attach a clear photograph of the wound itself?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

I'm unable to make a phone call at this time, Cristina, but I can keep chatting online.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
We found a vet that's open and we are going to take him now! thank you