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    Dark skin, constipation and Enrofloxacin medication

    I'm checking with the vet. I didn't know that Baytril was bitter. Anyways I contacted my vet a while ago and they haven't answered me yet. I think my vet (there are many vets at the clinic) only works a few days a week at the moment. So I'll just have to wait. Thank you for the advice and info.
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    Dark skin, constipation and Enrofloxacin medication

    When you say it causes the injection site to die, do you mean the skin/area it's injected in/around? Do you think the darker skin is a side effect of the Baytril? I've never seen his skin so dark, it almost looks like a huge bruise. And I've seen him dyed with substrate (maybe after sleeping in...
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    Dark skin, constipation and Enrofloxacin medication

    To contrast how dark his skin is from usual, here's a recent picture of him with his usual skin color.
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    Dark skin, constipation and Enrofloxacin medication

    Long story short, my tort was intensive care at the vet 2 weeks ago after discovering that he his liver was on the verge of failing, he had a lung infection and issues with his pancreas. The vet successfully flushed his system and returned his liver levels back to normal. Now I've had him home...
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    My Greek tort just got back from the vet and isn't eating or drinking much

    Does carrot baby food have sugar in it? I might try it out. But note that he's not drinking much at all, the soaks seems to help him relax and get 1 or 2 mini sips but that's it. He's getting most of his hydration from the syringe feeding (the liquid food mix I made). If it wasn't for that, he...
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    My Greek tort just got back from the vet and isn't eating or drinking much

    The housing is a 5ft x 2ft plastic storage container (usually used to travel with on top of an suv). I know it's small for him and it's the best I could do for the past few years (moved apartments several times - they were all very small). This year, I'm planning to build him a larger enclosure...
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    My Greek tort just got back from the vet and isn't eating or drinking much

    I want to add, that I'm soaking him 3 times per day in hot-warm water, once with calcium, once with vitamins and once without anything mixed into the water. I'm feeding him twice per day by syringe, I made a liquid mix of arugula, green leaf, chard and collard greens and I add Mazuri to the mix...
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    My Greek tort just got back from the vet and isn't eating or drinking much

    I'm not 100% sure how it got sick, but I know that I should've educated myself a long time ago on how to properly care for it. For the first 10 years of its life, it was kept in my room to free roam (and in an aquarium). I was a little kid when I got it, the tort is 5 years younger than me, so...
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    My Greek tort just got back from the vet and isn't eating or drinking much

    Thank you for your advice. My tortoise is not eating anything but is still somewhat active (still scratching when I give him his meds) so at least he's still got some fight in him still. He's still not eating, he refuses to eat even his favorite treats (strawberry). I'm going to call the vet and...
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    My Greek tort just got back from the vet and isn't eating or drinking much

    It's a Greek subspecies (Testudo graeca), he's 17 years old. For the past few days, I tried giving him dandelions, dandelion greens, cucumber, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, chard, collard greens. What worries me is that he's ignoring his Mazuri completely, he even scratches away from it -...
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    My Greek tort just got back from the vet and isn't eating or drinking much

    Hi all. I'm new to the forum and seeking advice on how to get my tortoise to eat and drink. A little context: A few weeks ago, my tortoise stopped eating and drinking and was very lethargic. I took him to the vet and the vet explained how my tort's kidney levels were extremely high, the...
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