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My son accidentally dropped a rock from the cage on the

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Hi my son accidentally dropped a rock from the cage on the leopards arm. He's still using it but it has a cut and looks little limp. What do you suggest?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the leopard bleeding a lot?
Customer: No. It was just a little and stopped pretty quickly
JA: Phew. What is the leopard's name and age?
Customer: Nolan and I'm sure not sure how old he is
JA: How old is Nolan?
Customer: I'm not sure but probably older than a year or two. We've only had him for 3 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nolan?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I just checked on him and the use of his arm looks weakened. He can move it up but not normally.
Expert:  nekovet replied 3 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Poor Nolan!

Now I am glad that he does have movement since that reduces the risk of nerve and spinal damage for your lad. Though in regards ***** ***** situation, we'd be concerned that he has severe pain from this trauma but may also have a fracture from the weight of the rock that was dropped. Furthermore, since there is an open wound, we also have the serious risk of infection here. And in that case, we'd really want to have him seen at this stage. You can of course flush the wound with salt water (1tbsp salt to a pint warm water) 2-3 times daily but we'd want him on antibiotics and pain relief (which there are no safe OTC options). That way we can remove the risk of infection and help reduce inflammation to get him moving more comfortably. Of course, we'd want his vet to also check for any hints of fracture as the presence of the fracture would complicate his situation and worsen his prognosis.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thank you so much for your advice!
Expert:  nekovet replied 3 months ago.

You are very welcome, my dear. :)

Best wishes with wee Nolan and yourself,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  nekovet replied 3 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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