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Old 30-04-2012, 12:33 AM   #231
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which part of what i said made it sound really serious to require immediate vet attention?
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Old 30-04-2012, 12:34 AM   #232
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Look for Dr Frederic Chua or Erika Tan of Allpets & Aqualife at jln kayu. Call them at 6481 3700 for an appointment. They close at 7.30pm. They are not open on Sundays and public holidays.

Lung infection is a very serious condition that requires immediate veterinary attention. To be floating at the surface, it is in a very serious stage of lung infection.

Initial stage will be it's back is being lifted/tilted and they have slight problem balancing while swimming.

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Old 30-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #233
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is lung infection treatable?
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Old 30-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #234
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Depends on the severity. After reading what u have said there may be a likelihood of the fungus spreading to the lungs that causes this. It needs a vet ASAP! Bring it to a vet first thing in the morning.
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Old 30-04-2012, 12:46 AM   #235
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no, its been with me for 10 years. had a fungal infection a month plus ago, and it didnt want to eat the past month while i was treating it for its fungal infection. when i carried it just now i was shocked, it was like it lost half its body weight! used to be so heavy, now so light, im really worried.

and now it can only float at the water surface, cant swim down to the bottom, just like sbp for fishes. how can i help it?
This the the serious part.
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Old 30-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #236
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is lung infection treatable?
It depends on how much effort you are willing to put into it and how strong willed the PNT is. For such a case, chances of recovery is pretty slim. If it's not eating, you will have to force feed it. FYI, I've successfully treated both my #2 and #3 of lung infection before. But both are discovered in early stages.

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Old 30-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #237
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How long has it been displaying the "sbp" symptoms.
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Old 30-04-2012, 01:01 AM   #238
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It depends on how much effort you are willing to put into it and how strong willed the PNT is. For such a case, chances of recovery is pretty slim. If it's not eating, you will have to force feed it. FYI, I've successfully treated both my #2 and #3 of lung infection before. But both are discovered in early stages.
floating and swimming around considered early stages? how much do u usually spend per trip to Dr Frederic Chua on average?
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Old 30-04-2012, 01:04 AM   #239
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floating and swimming around considered early stages? how much do u usually spend per trip to Dr Frederic Chua on average?
To cause such boyency in ur turtle and it having no strength to swim to the bottom combined with not eating its in the advance stage or at late-mid stage at best...

Ps cost is secdonary even it cost $1000 to treat it. I will still send it to the vet even if I have to beg, borrow or STEAL it.

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Old 30-04-2012, 01:09 AM   #240
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floating and swimming around considered early stages? how much do u usually spend per trip to Dr Frederic Chua on average?
Early stage is when they can still go to the bottom of the tank with their back slightly lifted and sometimes can rest flat on the base. Once they start to lose their buoyancy, it's getting bad.

Average costs for me is as per pm.
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