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Category: Reptile
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Experience:  I am a veterinarian with extensive experience in reptile medicine and a love of snakes.
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My bearded dragon ate a piece of philodendron plant what can

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My bearded dragon ate a piece of philodendron plant what can I do to neutralize the toxicity
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dragon will be able to digest that. What is the dragon's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** is 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sylvie?
Customer: What are the signs to look for if there is trouble
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  nekovet replied 8 months ago.

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

In this situation, since this plant can cause oral irritation and stomach upset, our best option to counter the effects of this plant Sylvie has eaten would be to carefully rinse her mouth and administer activated charcoal. This is available over the counter at most pharmacies. Specifically, we can give a dose of 100 micrograms per 100g of her weight every 8 hours for 24 hours. This can be administered either by loading her food with this or mixing it with water to carefully syringe feed. That way we can bind the toxin and offset any issue for her.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you answer was adequate and timely.
Expert:  nekovet replied 8 months ago.

You are very welcome, my dear.

Best wishes,

Dr. B.

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