Reptiles with Bacteria in Their Blood

Have you ever thought reptiles with bacteria in their blood?

Bacteria can cause illness and infections in people and animals. Imagine having bacteria in your blood, septicemia is a disease that reptiles get. It is a bacterial infection of their blood. People can also get septicemia and it is a horrible infection.

It can cause death to both people and reptiles. It is actually a common disease in reptiles. This article with explain why septicemia is dangerous. It will also explain how reptile owners can prevent their pets from getting septicemia and how to treat it if they do get it.

Septicemia is dangerous because blood goes everywhere in a body. If bacteria gets into the bloodstream it can make its way to multiple reptile organs, infecting them all. If the bacterial infection spread to organs and damages them, it can be deadly for the poor reptile. Septicemia is serious and has to be treated very aggressively, as soon as it is diagnosed. Reptiles with septicemia often have convulsions or seizures, difficulty breather and are lethargic. They also get red or purple patches on their skin or shell.

Preventing a pet reptile from getting septicemia is very easy. Prevention involves, a clean environment, proper diet, and proper environmental temperatures and humidity levels. Keeping a reptile's home clean and properly adjusted can help prevent septicemia and many other health issues. Proper diet is also so important. Not all commercial foods are a balanced diet, and a healthy diet keeps a reptile healthy, therefore less susceptible to illnesses.

If your reptile appears to have septicemia, call your vet. They can prescribe a reptile medication and give you instructions on helping your reptile recover properly. Some vets will want to exam reptiles, while others may want to treat according to symptoms. If you don't already have a vet, you will need to find one immediately. Early treatment with any infections is important to save a pet's life.


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