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    Hey everyone.
    So my leopard gecko was put on Panacur for pin worms not too long ago. She takes it once a day every other week. I was supposed to give my vet another stool sample last week, but she has stopped eating. Last year she stopped eating around this time (and didn't start again until June) but the vet said everything was normal when I took her.
    I tried offering new foods, and she'll seem curious, but then not eat. Today I took her out of her tank and noticed some different spots on the sides of her mouth (its about the same spot on either side). It almost looks like a scab(?) but I'm not sure.
    The inside of her mouth doesn't have any sores, drainage, puss, or inflammation- but there are some tiny black marks around her teeth (I haven't noticed them before, but then again I never really examined her mouth). What does it look like to you? Any ideas on how to get her to eat?
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    how did you give the panacur? could that be some infection setting in where she may have picked up abrasions if you dosed her with a syringe? it's hard to tell from the pic, but it does look like the very early stages of mouthrot on the gumline. do you have access to chlorhexidine or betadine? I'd carefully use a diluted rinse a couple times a day, but plan on taking her in for evaluation.
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    They have me administering it with a syringe, yes. I don't have either of those things. I hope to get her in sometime this week. I don't have either of those :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    how did you give the panacur? could that be some infection setting in where she may have picked up abrasions if you dosed her with a syringe? it's hard to tell from the pic, but it does look like the very early stages of mouthrot on the gumline. do you have access to chlorhexidine or betadine? I'd carefully use a diluted rinse a couple times a day, but plan on taking her in for evaluation.
    How much should I dilute the betadine? and how should I do the rinse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgadsby View Post
    Hey everyone.
    So my leopard gecko was put on Panacur for pin worms not too long ago. She takes it once a day every other week. I was supposed to give my vet another stool sample last week, but she has stopped eating. Last year she stopped eating around this time (and didn't start again until June) but the vet said everything was normal when I took her.
    I tried offering new foods, and she'll seem curious, but then not eat. Today I took her out of her tank and noticed some different spots on the sides of her mouth (its about the same spot on either side). It almost looks like a scab(?) but I'm not sure.
    The inside of her mouth doesn't have any sores, drainage, puss, or inflammation- but there are some tiny black marks around her teeth (I haven't noticed them before, but then again I never really examined her mouth). What does it look like to you? Any ideas on how to get her to eat?
    Thanks!
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    These problems occur due to husbandry problems usually under heating. It is important to make corrections in order to avoid these problems from occurring again and for the drugs to work. As you already know it’s important to take her to the vet asap. Please post the temperatures and picture of the enclosure for some guidance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    These problems occur due to husbandry problems usually under heating. It is important to make corrections in order to avoid these problems from occurring again and for the drugs to work. As you already know it’s important to take her to the vet asap. Please post the temperatures and picture of the enclosure for some guidance.
    I keep her enclosure between 88 and 92 on the warm side. That was recommended on this site when I first started and was okay-ed by the vet. I spot clean her tank after each poo, take out any feeders that she hasn't eaten, and keep the water dish fresh. I do a deep clean of her tank weekly (washing hides, cleaning tank itself) and have been using paper towels instead of repticarpet- as recommended by my vet when she got sick. Apart from the paper towels (and usually I did her deep cleans biweekly) her husbandry has been the same since I got her (over a year ago).
    Also: the tone you gave off was kind of accusatory and almost degrading. Not appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    These problems occur due to husbandry problems usually under heating. It is important to make corrections in order to avoid these problems from occurring again and for the drugs to work. As you already know it’s important to take her to the vet asap. Please post the temperatures and picture of the enclosure for some guidance.
    Based on past posts all your Leo has is a warm spot on the ground. This is how people run into problems such as Leos with blocked nostrils(cold), picky appetites, going off food...

    Heating Concerns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    Based on past posts all your Leo has is a warm spot on the ground. This is how people run into problems such as Leos with blocked nostrils(cold), picky appetites, going off food...

    Heating Concerns
    She also has an overhead lamp- which again was cleared.
    So what guidance do you have for me??
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    Quote Originally Posted by crgadsby View Post
    She also has an overhead lamp- which again was cleared.
    So what guidance do you have for me??
    I was trying to help you but just received an email(says by you)with an infraction saying I insulted you??? Very confused like where is the insult?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    I was trying to help you but just received an email(says by you)with an infraction saying I insulted you??? Very confused like where is the insult?
    Like I said, your initial tone was accusatory and almost degrading. If you had looked, I asked about her heat source (the post you referenced) over a year ago. That does not mean her set up has remained the same or is lacking. The insult is you implying my husbandry is poor and, when I asked for clarification, did not deny it and instead pointed to an old post to be your evidence. If you want to give me guidance I'm all for it- but be respectful and give more information than "what you're doing is wrong."

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