The tortoise developed difficulty breathing/ mouth open and gasping for air.
he was prescribed a 10 day course of Baytril which reduced the swelling & breathing was less labored.
a few days after the difficulty breathing has returned along with bleeding from the mouth.The tortoise is gasping for air is very lethargic and not eating.
yesterday there was a strong ammonia smell from his tail.
the vet is liaising with a reptile specialist who has requested a swab sample to be taken.
a quick update in case people are searching for answers like i was
the tortoise was put of diuretics to reduce the swelling and was also connected to a tube for hydration.
the tortoise continued to deteriorate and started turning blue.
he died on the 28th October.
suspected heart failure / infection