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My bearded dragon has a lot wrong with it he is very skinny, to the point where his spine shows. One of his eyes Is very cloudy and seems to have a film over it and his other eye has a small bump on the bottom lashline

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dragon's name and age?

Todd and he's 6

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Todd?

Another thing is his stools have been having a bit of blood in it and also his genitals look blocked

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Reptile
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Reptile Expert: DrRoyC, Reptile Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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DrRoyC responding to your questions and concerns regarding Todd.
Like you, I'm very concerned about your Beardie.
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Reptile Expert: DrRoyC, Reptile Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
The film over the eye may be an eye cap from build up of retained sheds. Putting artificial tears in eyes 4 X's day & soaking in warm water for 10 minutes 2-3 times may help. Grinding up gut loaded crickets can be life saving.
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Reptile Expert: DrRoyC, Reptile Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
ARAV.org has a reptile veterinarian locator on website.
Also call local veterinary clinics, to see who does Reptiles.
Some of my clients drive 1.5 hours.
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Reptile Expert: Joan, Veterinary Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello,

Please do not rate this answer yet. Before I can assist you I need questions answered to find out about husbandry, Diet, lighting and some other information. Once I can get this information, I will do all I can to assist you and Todd. My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years and have worked with Reptiles over 40 years.

Can you tell me about tank set up?

Substrate/Bedding used?

UVB light, Linear tube or compact coil, strength, age of bulb and brand?

Full spectrum basking spotlight?

Diet Veggies/Prey?

Supplements?

Temps in Basking area, ambient temp and cool side?

Can you explain about Genital being blocked? Did they prolapse?

Is Todd eating?

Have you ever had a fecal done?

I will await replies and we can then see what we can o to assist Todd?

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