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I have a soft bloated African Clawed Frog and have heard a…

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I have a soft...

I have a soft bloated African Clawed Frog and have heard a salt bath is the way to go to help remove fluid and reduce bloat. Does that sound correct?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the African claw frog?

He's been unable to swim upright over the past week or so and has now ballooned quite a bit with what looks like fluid. I'm concerned he won't last much longer without the correct treatment.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the African claw frog seem to hurt?

He's bloated around the stomach area

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the African claw frog?

Hasn't been eating for a week or so maybe slightly longer

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

I do not recommend salt baths for ACFs due to their high potentially for causing death. I would not go this route and, instead, look for a veterinarian who can assist you with your companion. Often we see the cause of bloat related to bacterial infection, fungal infection, organ failure and so forth. Aggressive and prompt treatment offers the best chance at successful recovery, but many times these conditions are fatal.

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