Keeping Your Reptile Safe From Septicemia

Let's talk about keeping your reptile safe from septicemia.

There are quite a few illnesses that reptiles commonly developed, however many of them can actually be prevented. if reptile owners were better informed. This article will inform reptile lovers about septicemia and how preventing this infection can save a reptile's life.

You may have heard of septicemia before, since people can get it. It is an infection of bacteria in blood. Reptiles get this dangerous infection too.

Septicemia can enter the bloodstream though another infection or through any injury. Most infections in pets are caused by poor care. If you prevent other infections you can prevent things like septicemia, parasites, and many diseases. A little care can go a long way. Reptiles aren't an easy pet to have. No pets are, they all need care and attention. If a reptile lives in a dirty tank, has an imbalanced diet, and it's tank isn't kept at the right temperature they are more likely to develop septicemia and other health issues.

Take time every week to clean your pet or you can remove uneaten food, and droppings daily to really keep it clean. All reptiles require an environment with a certain temperature and a certain level of humidity. Check this every day and keep it consistent. Make sure your reptile eats a variety of foods and pay attention to ingredients if you just buy food from a pet store. Not all commercial foods contain everything that a reptile needs in their diet. The better the diet, the healthier the reptile, the less likely they are to get sick.

If your reptile does somehow get septicemia you will probably be able to tell. They will be lethargic, have seizures and have patches of either purple or red on them. If you notice these symptoms in your pet, they need treatment as soon as possible. Septicemia can spread to different organs and cause death if not treated.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.