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    My snake has foamy stuff coming out of its mouth. Is it Mouth Rot? And what should I do? I have a vet appointment in the morning, but is there some thing I can do before then? thax for any help

  • #2
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    Is there cheesy material or is the inside of the mouth brown or discolored, if so I would think that it is most likely mouth rot. If I were you I would just review the care guides present on this forum to verify the symtoms, they are often very helpfull. I do not know if there is anything you can do if it's going to the vet tommorow except to make sure the vet has training and experince with snakes. Good luck, sorry I could not be more helpful.

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    • #3
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      Possibility of an RI (respitory infection) as well. Keep him dry and warm for now. You may want to try to increase the temps in the enclosure as well. Since you have a vet appointment tomarrow, see what they tell you.

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      • #4
        Re: foaming at the mouth

        It looks like spit. I have read the guides but I dont really know what I'm looking for, and the pictures that Ive seen all seemed like advanced cases.

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        • #5
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          To boot, it's going through its shed. Eyes cleared yesterday

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          • #6
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            I would say, a pretty bad RI, keep the tank warm, above 90. You'll probably get some meds from the doc to give him tomarrow.

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            • #7
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              also drop the humidity to aroun 50% this should help aswell.

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              • #8
                Re: foaming at the mouth

                Sounds like Respiratory Infection... RI. This is usually identified, becuase the foam or bubbles around the mouth are caused from the breathing with fluid in the lungs...

                You should take the boa to a qualified vet. Bad cases of RI need antibiotic treatments.
                To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

                -Best Regards
                -Clay English
                Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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                • #9
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                  Clay I totaly agree with you there and also with lower the humidity and raise the temps as you know i have talked to alot of people in the last few months and this was the worst season as so many snakes have gottin RI its unreal... Hope your snake gets better soon Ruby!!! :'( make sure you get to the vet..

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                  • #10
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                    Ok our snake is spending the day at the vet. Said it has an infection, swabbed alot of clear mucas out of its mouth. Vet is doing a stain on the mucas, xrays, complete blood count, and putting him on Amikacin injections. Hopefully we find out everything wrong with him.

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                    • #11
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                      Sounds like you baby is in good hands. Hope everything turns out OK!!!!!

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                      • #12
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                        Also.. With Amakacin being used.. ake sure to watch the snake for dehydration closely.

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