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My name is Joan and I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years and worked with Reptiles for 40 Years.
I see you are asking for a Phone call. I do want to advise you the site does have an extra charge. I am happy to assist you with your Leopard Gecko. I do need t ask some questions.
Can you tell me about tank set up?
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The People who told you to remove retained Eye shed and to use the A&D ointment gave you bad information. Retained eye shed needs to be removed by a Herp Vet because doing it at home can lead to corneal abrasions and ulcerations. She may aslo have layered shed still in the eyes. The A&D has Zink Oxide in it and is toxic to animals because of the Zinc. You have to be very carful about listening to other owners.
The eyes need to be addressed by a Herp Vet and I will locate some for you. Please continue to use the plain saline. The most likely reason that this happened is a Vitamin A deficiency due to the dead crickets, Prey needs to be gut-loaded prior to feeding to give the most abount of Vitamins.
We are going to cahnge the diet now to chicken baby food with a Pinch of calcium in it. I would also like you to give a Shallow soak in a 50/50 warm water and Pedialyte soak for hydration. Reptiles absorb fluids through the skin and Vents this should help your Leopard gecko.
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The only thing to use on the skin if injured is a thin layer of Neosporin.
Most likely the Vet whill check the eyes for any further shed, and treat any abrasion or ulceration with an antibiotic.
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Always gut load the prey about 30-45 mins before feeding to your Leo. The Crickets constantly pass what they eat, so if not gut loaded prior to feeding it can result in the Leo not getting enough nutrition. You can feed the crickets fresh veggies, pieces of apple carrot, a leaf of dark greens. The eyes may just have some retained shed in there. Usually a bad shed is not enough humidity, but you have a moist hide, or a Vitamin A deficiency. For the bottom area by the Vent just a thin layer of plain Neosporin will soothe the area.
The enclosure sounds fine. The baby food is supplemental feeding, so if she is eating, she does not need it, but if she is not eating continue to use the baby food. I am sure the Vet may suggest some other measures, but for mow we need to give her some support to keep her energy level and weight.
I will be stepping out for dinner, but will be back in about an hour.
She may have a bacterial infection or a parasite bloom to be that color, but she is hydrated because I did see urates in with the stool. The baby food should firm it up a bit and it may look whitish because the color of the baby food. That would be normal hopefull we can get her eating some meal worms beside the slurry mix.
Parasites are normal in the gut and can bloom if stressed. They can also get parasites from feeders. As for bacterial infection can also come from a bad feeder insect. The Vet can give medication for either one. The Baby food needs to be fed. You drop a little on the snout and allow her to lick it off. You an also try using a syringe and see if she will lick it as you squeeze it. Most Reptiles that are carnivores will accept it once tasted.
I am checking in to see how your Leopard Gecko is doing. Dis you take her in to be seen by a Herp Vet? Please let me know.
I wanted to check in on your Leopard Gecko. Have you have it seen by a Herp Vet and see how your Gecko was doing. Please post an update. I was very concerned.