I have a 8 month old super snow leopard gecko that won't eat and doing research I learned that dramatic changes in temp

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Customer: I have a 8 month old super snow leopard gecko that won't eat and doing research I learned that dramatic changes in temp can cause a respiratory infection. What can I do to help her
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this decrease in the leopard gecko's appetite? How is her energy level?
Customer: She is very lethargic and she did eat one cricket last night but she doesn't have the energy to go after them
JA: Does the leopard gecko seem to be in any pain?
Customer: No she just isn't acting like herself, I think she might also be getting ready to shed
JA: What's the leopard gecko's name?
Customer: Mushu
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Mushu?
Customer: We had power outage and her tank got down to 55° not sure if I said that already
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Hi! This is Dr. Lane. The temperature change, unfortunately, could have made her ill. Are her temps up now? They should be around 80 overal and 90-95 in the basking spot. Does she also have a UVA/UVB light appropriate for her species? You could try a few minutes of a warm water soak in a shallow bowl and offer some smaller food like tiny new worms or pinhead crickets. If she doesn’t improve she may need to see a vet that sees reptiles to get antibiotics or other treatment.
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I'm sorry I have read your response just in the process of moving. Our gecko actually ate last night and did extremely well. Thank you for ypur help and advice
I’m so glad to hear that! Have a great day!
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