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My bearded dragon is gasping for air and lifeless. She's…

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My bearded dragon is...

My bearded dragon is gasping for air and lifeless

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dragon?

She's gasping for air and lifeless

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dragon seem to hurt?

I'm not sure

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

She's gasping for air and gagging

Veterinarian's Assistant: Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dragon's name and age?

Cleo and 8

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cleo?

Shes getting a black beard

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Reptile
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Reptile Expert: Joan, Veterinary Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years and haveworked with Reptiles over 40 years.

Can you tell me about tank set up?

Substrate?

UVB light, age, linear tube or compact coil, strengh and brand?

Basking light?

Diet veggies/ prey?

Supplements?

Temps in the basking area, ambient temp and cool side?

Any nasal dishcarge?

Any symptoms leading up to this?

Passing normal stools?

Joan

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
She has a basking light stays around 100 on one end. She has a reptile mat. I do feed her strawberries and freeze dried veggies from the pet store and occasional superworms and crickets. I also sprinkle calcium on it. No nasal discharge and this all started today and didn't see any symptoms. She has been having normal stools.
Reptile Expert: Joan, Veterinary Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you have a UVB bulb? Is it a linear tube or compact coil, strength, age and brand?

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Reptile Expert: Joan, Veterinary Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you use supplements?

How do you measure temps?

Joan

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Im sorry it is a reptisun two in one light. It provides UVB and heat and a 10.0
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