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Vetericyn Reptile Wound and Skin Care Plus | Non-Toxic First Aid Spray for Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles - 3-Ounce

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Coconut chips take the cake when it comes to snake beddings. A great example is Retichip Coconut Substrate. It is made from natural coconut chips, pet-friendly and non-toxic.

First Aid For Reptiles

Zoo Med Repti Temp Digital Infrared Thermometer is another great option to conveniently measure temperature. Keeping your pet in a wet cage for an extended period can cause scale rot. It is not the wetness of the cage that causes scale rot, but the bacteria which grow in this condition. If your snake has blisters, it could get infected.Hydrogel dressings: Biodress, Duoderm, and sterile gauze moistened with sterile saline all help to create a sterile and moist wound environment. Keeping the wound moist reduces the formation of eschars, which impede wound healing. Routine wound flushing: Sterile saline or half-strength Dakin's solution. Dakin's solution is effective as a wound flush to help remove necrotic tissue and effective as an antimicrobial. Determine the central longitudinal line of the lower side of the tail and measure approximately 1/3 - 1/4 of the tail from its base.

Vetericyn Plus Reptile Antimicrobial Wound Care Spray, 3-oz

Water is absolutely the most important element to all of us, and reptiles are no exception. Every cell in the body needs water to function properly. Without enough water, the body’s cells and organs begin to shut down. If a reptile is allowed to become dehydrated, there can come a point when there is no reversing the condition. It’s best to make sure your reptile is properly hydrated 100% of the time. Know your reptile, and know its specific needs in regards to water intake and humidity. Iguanas are an example of a reptile that does not generally drink water. They will sometimes lap dew from leaves, they breathe humid air and they will absorb water through their vents. For reptiles with high humidity requirements, like iguanas, it’s important to provide proper humidity. Some reptiles do not require high humidity, but will drink water from a pool or soak in it. Clean water should be provided at all times. The production material of the cage is important. Usually, a snake’s pen should be either plastic or glass. Wooden cages aren’t a great choice as it is not easy to clean and can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Plastic cages are more popular among Breeders while hobbyist use glass so they can see the snake and enjoy it as it moves. You will need reptile fogger, such as a Repti Fogger, (a humidifier will be too strong to use as a nebulizer), a tub with a tight-fitting lid and a hose to connect the fogger to the tub.Oral antibiotics for very contaminated wounds: Enrofloxacin 5 mg/kg PO q24h 5 (avoid injections since tissue necrosis is common in reptiles) plus metronidazole 20 mg/kg PO q48h x 7 doses 5 Panthenol Spray: Promotes regeneration of skin cells after burns, moisturizes and brings relief to irritated skin. It has become one of the most sought after substrate because it holds humidity and moisture well, and is mold resistant. It is comfortable for snakes and great for them to burrow in. They are aesthetically pleasing, break down odor, great for living plants in the tank and are affordable.

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