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Leopard Gecko Disease

A disease is defined as an abnormal condition or unhealthy condition, usually caused by a disease process. With a disease you expect to see a sick Leopard gecko, and is usually associate with clinical signs.

Leopard Gecko Disease Process

Leopard gecko diseases are usually caused by some or other organism causing some degree of damage, i.e. parasites, bacteria and viruses. Other common disease processes in Leopard geckos can also be caused by deficiencies and poisonings.

Common Leopard Gecko Diseases

Not all animals get the same diseases. Some diseases can be seen in a variety of species, but differs with regards to their severity or frequency. Some diseases might look exactly the same, but they are caused by different disease processes.

Common Leopard gecko diseases includes the following (links will open in a new window):

Leopard Gecko Disease Action

When you suspect that there is something wrong with your Leopard gecko, make an appointment with the nearest Leopard gecko friendly vet. Never attempt to treat these animals yourself and do not waste time by hoping it will get better. Reptile veterinarians are trained, or have experience with Leopard gecko diseases. Remember to accommodate the vet with a fresh stool sample sealed in a ziplock plastic bag.

Additional tests such as faecal flotation and faecal wet preparation with be done in most veterinary visits. Other, more expensive tests might also include radiography and ultrasonography. Leopard gecko disease treatment might include a combination of parenteral fluids (drips), antiparasitics and antibiotics.

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