Date:   19 September, 2012  

Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pig & rabbits.

The Red-eared slider moans  
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
19 September, 2012  
Be Kind To Pets
Veterinary Education
Project 2010-0129

Monday, September 17, 2012

1103. Red slider moans


A professor who loves his 8-year-old Red-Eared Slider which came back from Seattle where he did his PhD. He took the time to send the slider for treatment as earlier, some medication he got from me to treat it at home did not work. Usually we don't advise getting medicine to treat at home, without examination. For this slider, it was lethargic. But you can't take rectal temperature and palpate and do several examination procedures as you can do for a dog or cat! So the vet must use common sense and general principles of diagnosis and treatment!


Sep 3, 2012
Hi Dr Sing,
I've left my Red Ear Slider at your clinic. As mentioned, he is active for 15 min a day and become mostly lethargic throughout for past 4 to 5 days. He made a few moaning sounds yesterday. Many thanks for your help, Kevin Koh.

Sep 3, 2012 SMS From Dr Sing
Need to treat n observe

Reply: Okay. Thanks a lot, Dr Sing. 

Sep 5, 2012 SMS From Dr Sing.
Hi Dr Sing, is there any improvement o my red eared slider?  Many thanks for advice. Kelvin.

Slider was hospitalised. Dr Daniel gave 2 injections IM of baytril in the back muscles for 2 days. I became more active than on arrival. Cleaned. Sent home.

Sep 7 from Dr Sing
Hi Dr Sing, the slider ate some shrimps yesterday and poop this morning. Still not very active and eyes open and closed at times. Will continue to monitor. thanks. Kelvin
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes) 5623. After nursing during the 2 days of hospitalisation and 2 IM injections of Baytril, the beloved slider was active and started climbing up the container. Went home and has recovered.

Sep 7 from Dr Sing
Good news. Give fibreplex

Sep 14 from Dr Sing
Is slider eating normally now?

Sep 14 from Kelvin
Hi Dr Sing, thanks for asking. Slider is more active and eating now. Kelvin.

Sep 14 from Dr Sing
What he eats daily?
Sep 14 from Dr Sing

Pork and shrimp and a little pellet. Kelvin.

Sep 14 from Dr Sing
Inside a plate or in water?

Sep 14 from Kevin
In water. Kelvin.

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