I am a little afraid of other treatments! The vet here recommended and I bought treatment with nebulized F10. One treatment left both me and Mr. Skink in bad shape. I had touch of asthma reaction and serious sinus inflammation. Poor Mr. Skink had bleeding eyes and a wheeze that terrified me. I thought I was going to loose him. He was down and out for 6 days, did not eat and only waking up when I cleaned face and put drops for nose and ointment for eyes.The very experienced vet had never had this happen befor so I don't blame her. The equipment was clean, the dosage correct and the only thing I can identify that might have contributed was application. The nebulizer was applied by holding in front of his face instead of fogging into an enclosure. He was in my lap, hence my exposure. Have you had experience with this treatment?
He sheds quite nicely with lukewarm bath. Last time his feet shed the cutest intact booties! Even his head is doing better now that I have a technique- when rest of him has shed I very gently tease off skin of his face with very wet, soft cloth. Last time the eye came off in one piece . He seems to like participating in this and will rub against the cloth himself. It can sometimes take a couple of days- I don't rush it.
After a shed he is a brand new skink -even his eyes stay bright and clean for days and his nostrils are bigger.
Will he shed less often now that he will be maintaining rather than gaining weight? Or is it even growth related?
Thank you for the information you have already provided me. It is reassuring to know he is a good size and I will monitor his weight. Also planning to buy fresh Herptivite and will start to use consistantly. Good to know he is naturally a laid back creature. I have been trying to encourage him to get some exercise (retired physical therapist -can't resist the urge)
but will present opportunities and let him choose how active he wants to be. He is reasonably quick on grass and carpet but on hard surfaces gets stuck with legs whirling!
By the way, he did have complete blood panel done in April and everthing came back normal. This was done as part of the very expensive decision to pursue treatment instead of euthanizing. I am worried about winter which will start here in a couple of months. Outdoor opportunities will cease to exist and indoors will be harder to regulate temperatures for him.
I am also using unconventional ground cover in his house. Because things got stuck to his face with Care Fresh and other substrates and he sometimes had loose stools I resorted to using flannette dish towel size blankets. It is easy to see when he has soiled and very easy to clean up.
I process much like human diapers and he seems happy to hide himself under them or inside his hide box. Do you see any problems with doing this?
I promise to close this question with a creditable rating soon!
Do you have any successful experience with feline sebaceous cell dysplasia? If so, I would start a new question.