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Joan, Veterinary Technician
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Experience:  35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.
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My bearded dragon swallowed a ibprofen should i be worried

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My bearded dragon swallowed a ibprofen should i be worried
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


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

The Dragon needs to see an ER Vet that sees Reptiles asap. Ibuprofen is Toxic to all animals. It can shut down the Liver and Kidneys as well as Ulcerate the intestinal tract and cause internal bleeding. Please supply a State t locate some Herp Vets for you.


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

This is my list for Florida:

Usually with mammals we can induce vomiting, but with a Drago they will have to do a charcoal lavage and start fluids for supportive care. Most Vet have an Emergency after hours number please have the Dragon seen even if an ER Vet to give a fighting chance.


Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

Checking in to see if you were able to get the Dragon some help? How is he doing?


Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Arizona. How is everything going?