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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
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My turtle looks swollen and is not eating. Where can I take

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My turtle looks swollen and is not eating. Where can I take her in Gaithersburg md
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I don't think there is anyone right in Gaithersburg, but you can go to Maryland Avian and Exotics in Rockville.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Here is the phone number:(###) ###-####

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there anything I can do to help her now I don't know any info about the turtle. It was given to my boys as a gift several year ago .i just kept it in water tank and feed her everyday.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We had it for so long and now it's not eating or moving
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

If he truly is swollen (edema), this could indicate a problem with his liver, heart, or kidneys. There isn't much to do right now until he can be examined. What do you feed him? Does he have a float or a rock to climb out from the water?

Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in reptiles. There are reptile vets in Gaithersburg. Here are some that are recommended by other reptile owners:

Quince Orchard Veterinary Hospital
Lawrence Giebel, DVM*****br />Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone:(###) ###-####/p>

Gaithersburg Animal Hospital
Deborah Alls-Temples, DVM
280 N. Frederick
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone:(###) ###-####/p>

Best Friends Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Victoria Hollifield
5100 Muncaster Mill Rd.
Derwood, MD 20855
Telephone:(###) ###-####/p>

I hope one of these will work out for you.