Blood Poisoning


Blood poisoning occurs most often after your turtle has cut itself and the wound has become infected. From there the bacteria can easily travel throughout the rest of the turtles body. These infections can cause considerable damage because they are body-wide.

Antibiotics will be required to eleviate blood poisoning from your turtle. Since antibiotics are needed a veterinarian visit will be required to first confirm the diagnosis and then prescribe the appropriate medicine. Your veterinarian will also be able to give you advice on dressing the wound and how else you can help the turtle recover.

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