Smaug Update

Well Smaug had his second vet checkup today, and Sloth accompanied him also.

Smaug's infection had not cleared up and appeared to be moving up his leg and his tail did not look promising also as the bit above the dead part of his tail looked to be going grey with infection also. It is one of those creeping infections.

So, hubby's baby bearded is now on oral antibiotics to fix the problem from the inside. He (bearded) has to take 0.1ml twice a day orally, have the cream rubbed onto his tail and leg, antiseptic soak once a day and also his tub/enclosure washed each day.

Since sloth is the healthy one with no signs of infection (was checked by the vet) he must be handled firstly so as not to contaminate him.

On the good side, his appetite has increased and he doubled his body weight in the last 10 days, from 2 grams to 4 grams.

Also, if Smaug lives past the next 2 weeks then there is a good chance of him living a long life.

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