Edema

janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have a question in regards to the edema.
Paddy (and the rest of the group) they are only pooping once a week to every two weeks due to the seasonal change. Could this prolong the edema due to waste retention? Thanks in advance!!
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have a question in regards to the edema.
Paddy (and the rest of the group) they are only pooping once a week to every two weeks due to the seasonal change. Could this prolong the edema due to waste retention? Thanks in advance!!
I have no clue on this one... Edema is a fluid retention/ build up. But to my knowledge once you find the cause and correct it the fluid just gets absorbed back into the body. It would make sense that the urate/fecal excretion would be linked since that is expelling the water and excess supplements. But I am just thinking not knowing for sure.
 

janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Thanks! I’m thinking the same as well since there has been no change and he’s still eating but not pooping as much. I have him down to 1 lg discoid every 2 days.

Edit: was Beman pretty regular during his edema episode?
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Thanks! I’m thinking the same as well since there has been no change and he’s still eating but not pooping as much. I have him down to 1 lg discoid every 2 days.

Edit: was Beman pretty regular during his edema episode?
He has been on a reduced feeding of 3 small feeders 3 days a week for quite a while now. So he has only ever gone maybe once every 7 days.
 

janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Just want to post an update on Paddy and for future members having the same issue. This info may help guide you in the right direction for treatment and husbandry issues. Many thanks to Becca ( @Beman ) for helping me out with the supplements I really appreciate ya! Looks like it may have been the culprit and my vet concurs. 😊

These pics were taken a month from initial onset.
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I completely stopped the Arcadia products when it started.
Not much of a change. He wasn’t pooping as much because of the colder weather so I figured if something had built up it would take a while to leave his system. I also took into consideration they have slower metabolisms lol!

These pictures were taken Feb 9th. It was almost over night that it changed. It was warmer during the days prior and he was pooping more often. Still there but better.
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These are from today.
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His skin is a little saggy but when I touch it I can’t feel fluid like I did before.

Also, to note my oldest Basil may have been developing the same issue.
This was Jan 16th
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I also took him off the supplement but his went away much faster.
Jan 24
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GrayMadder

Chameleon Enthusiast
Just want to post an update on Paddy and for future members having the same issue. This info may help guide you in the right direction for treatment and husbandry issues. Many thanks to Becca ( @Beman ) for helping me out with the supplements I really appreciate ya! Looks like it may have been the culprit and my vet concurs. 😊

These pics were taken a month from initial onset.
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I completely stopped the Arcadia products when it started.
Not much of a change. He wasn’t pooping as much because of the colder weather so I figured if something had built up it would take a while to leave his system. I also took into consideration they have slower metabolisms lol!

These pictures were taken Feb 9th. It was almost over night that it changed. It was warmer during the days prior and he was pooping more often. Still there but better. View attachment 293198View attachment 293199

These are from today.
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His skin is a little saggy but when I touch it I can’t feel fluid like I did before.

Also, to note my oldest Basil may have been developing the same issue.
This was Jan 16th
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I also took him off the supplement but his went away much faster.
Jan 24
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This is awesome!! And I hope you are feeling better too! I learn so much from the forum, so thank you for sharing this and for sharing the resolved update. 😁
📝Noted on the bee pollen.
 
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