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I gave one of my turtles to a friend,and yesterday he was
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My turtle is dying. I took it to the only vet in the area that
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I have 3 res turtles. 1 of them had a swollen eye about a month
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My two RES has suddenly developed eye infection. I went to
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I have a 7 year old eastern long necked freshwater turtle.
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have kept our box turtle outside, trying to give as natural
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Over the past couple of months he has had difficulty eating.
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my pet turtle (red eared slider) has had a swollen eye for a week.
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