Wednesday, April 11, 2018

3134. A 20-year-old red-eared slider stops eating for a month. Why?

Apr 12, 2018

This 20-year-old male  red-eared slider loved the 76-year-old woman owner who looks like 40 years old. He would chase after the small rubber ball when the owner threw it." When praised, he would clap his front paws!" she said.

For the past 1 month, he stopped eating. For the past 2 weeks, he had this coarse breathing sound and foaming mouth. What is the problem?


X-ray showed some congestion in the left cranial area. Is it pulmonary edema?
The slider was syringed fed and did not lose weight of 950g for the past 2 days on in-patient.
He is much more active but does not eat. So, syringe feeding of critical care for another 10 days.

The slider recovered his appetite and went home.

On April 27, 2018, another 20-year-old slider came in with same anorexia for 2 months. Her neck and paws were swollen. Case study in another blog post.

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