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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    The vet specifically asked me not to.
    Did your vet say why no antiibiotic cream? I'm really interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Did your vet say why no antiibiotic cream? I'm really interested.
    He told me that he wanted to rule out a fungal disease and told me if the biting or skin issues occur again to bring her in right away so he can see exactly what her skin looks like. I know he did give her antibiotics after the procedure
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    so my leopard gecko's tail seems to have made a complete recovery. While it was regenerating, I believe their may have been some sort of infection at the very very tip of the tail....I brought her back to the vet and they gave me Baytril (I believe). After applying for a week or so, and a shed cycle, it seemed to do that trick, and the regenerated tail looks pretty good.

    However, I have recently notice swelling/inflammation in her knees. At first it was her back right knee, now it is her front right knee as well. She is eating great, but I notice her movement is not great. Seems like she doesn't have full range of motion in her legs, and I have no idea why this is suddenly cropping up.

    I don't know if it's related to her age (she'll be 9 in Sept), or maybe the supplements? I use Calcium Plus from Repashy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    so my leopard gecko's tail seems to have made a complete recovery. While it was regenerating, I believe their may have been some sort of infection at the very very tip of the tail....I brought her back to the vet and they gave me Baytril (I believe). After applying for a week or so, and a shed cycle, it seemed to do that trick, and the regenerated tail looks pretty good.

    However, I have recently notice swelling/inflammation in her knees. At first it was her back right knee, now it is her front right knee as well. She is eating great, but I notice her movement is not great. Seems like she doesn't have full range of motion in her legs, and I have no idea why this is suddenly cropping up.

    I don't know if it's related to her age (she'll be 9 in Sept), or maybe the supplements? I use Calcium Plus from Repashy....
    9 yo for a leo is more a "young middle age".

    What is her Repashy's Calcium Plus schedule? Is that the only supplement you use? How heavily or lightly do you dust her prey?

    Do you feed her bugs or worms some dry maintenance diet in addition to some veggies?

    How does your leo's schedule compare with Aliza's recommendations?
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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Gekko kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (Phelsuma barbouri) ~ (Lygodactylus kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    the leo i'm talking about has historically been addicted to Meal worms her entire life (I got her eating Dubias the last year), so I would generally dust her mealworms every time I feed her (because I find the powder doesn't really stick to Mealworms as well as Crickets). In the last year I have switched her over to Dubias, but I still dust every feeding. Ever since she had her tail amputated, I have been feeding her slightly more often (but not as much), she eats about 1-2 Dubias every 3 days now.

    My other Leo is showing zero signs of swelling in any of her arms, and seems to be moving around just fine. She refuses mealworms, so I have historically given her crickets as a staple, but she will also eat hornworms and roaches. Since the calcium plus really sticks to crickets I will dust her food 2/3 feedings.

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    Have you informed the vet of the swelling? I'm thinking pain management. Best to start feeding variety as much as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blush50 View Post
    Have you informed the vet of the swelling? I'm thinking pain management. Best to start feeding variety as much as possible.
    https://azeah.com/lizards/gout-reptiles

    A vet once told me the same about roaches:

    so it should NOT be the only thing that your reptile is getting as a food source

    Iím not a vet and Iím not implying this is what is wrong with your Leo. Iím simply pointing this out(just in case). She told me that even in insectivores (under the right circumstances), problems can occur. Just explaining why I mentioned feeding variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blush50 View Post
    Have you informed the vet of the swelling? I'm thinking pain management. Best to start feeding variety as much as possible.
    I just noticed the swelling this week, I have noticed the swelling in her back right knee actually go down and subside a little, but I also noticed swelling in her front right knee, which is what prompted me to make this post.

    I have not yet informed my vet, but it's something I'm prepared to do. I actually wanted to get advice from the forum first b/c this forum has a lot more LG experience than my vet does.

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    so the Leo I'm having issues with has historically been a Meal Worm addict. I would say for the first 7 years of her life she almost exclusively ate Meal Worms. I always offer crickets and occasionally she would eat a couple (1 or 2), but for the most part, Meal Worms have been her staple. Since she started taking Dubias about a year ago, she has been pretty much eating them exclusively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    Since she started taking Dubias about a year ago, she has been pretty much eating them exclusively.
    This is why I thought I'd share that info.

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