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My red ear turtle has shell rot, I need a prescription. We
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He hasn't eaten in almost two weeks brought him to the vet
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I have a turtle that is 19 years old. It's in a 55 gal tank
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Are you familiar with turtles? JA: No. I'm the Veterinarian'
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Joan, we own a 3 yr old McLeay River turtle, he lives in a
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I have a young red-slider living in my 300 gallon backyard
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take it to the vet tomorrow, but how long can they be out of the water
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my turtle has been really active the past few days clawing
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