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My wife's beardie just had a seizure, and then stopped

Customer Question

Hi. My wife's beardie just had a seizure, and then stopped breathing. She thought her beardie was dead, and she gave it cpr and it came back
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the bear's name and age?
Customer: Lola, about 3 3 years
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lola?
Customer: Not that we're aware of.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special intrest in reptiles and reptile Rescue.

Can you tell me about the set up?

Substrate?

UVB light, linear tube or compact coil, strength. age and brand?

Diet Prey/Veggies?

Supplements?

temps in basking area, ambient and cool side?

Has she gotten any new prey?

Any chemical used near her tank?

Joan

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
40 gal tank with heat side 100f, cool 80f.
Substrate is zoomed vita sand.
Diet is crickets weekly, and daily kale, carrots, blueberries, tomatoes. Occasionally bell peppers, peas. Eating hasn't changed. She does look like she was getting ready to shed.
No chems used near her tank.
Expert:  Joan replied 7 months ago.

Do you have a UVB light, linear tube or compact coil, strength. age and brand?

Any supplements given?

Please remove the sand. Replace it with Tile cage carpet or paper. Sand is deadly to Reptiles and it is from the Dragon tasting in the tank. The ingestion causes intestinal blockages and can kill a Dragon.

Please answer the questions about lighting and supplements and I can work on your answer.

Joan