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My three stripes mud turtle doesn't use her legs to swim but…

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My three stripes mud...

My three stripes mud turtle doesn't use her legs to swim but does to walk. She is getting treated for a eye infection and not eating

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

I can look

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

Preston and about 5 months she is still small in size

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

No I took Preston for the eye infection she gave me terramycin for Preston but didn't say anything about the lback legs

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Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago
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Reptile Expert: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

Good morning, JACustomer.

1) Is Preston on any other medication aside from the terramycin?
2) When did treatment begin?
3) When did she stop eating?
4) What foods have been offered?
5) When did the rear limb usage during swim stop?
6) Did I understand correctly that she's using both rear legs to walk?

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