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Axolotls are easily injured, this can be caused by a decoration that is too sharp or one of its congeners! And yes they are raw, and being a little short-sighted, sometimes bite by mistake. Here is the procedure to follow in the event of an injury: First, it will be necessary to determine the severity of the injury in order to decide whether or not to put the axolotl in the infirmary tank. It is not always necessary to put your axolotl in a bin, this generates significant stress and can worsen a situation.If the wound bleeds little or not, it is small, there is no need to isolate it, but watch that none mycosis does not settle there. Regeneration will do the job. In nature we don't run after him with methylene blue . If you could not make a solution dip the tip of a knife in water then in the powder this will make a dose for the treatment of a wound (the water must be light blue) if it is for a anti-stress use use the tip of a toothpick. If possible, leave him quiet in his aquarium by turning off the light, it will relax him. On the other hand, if the wound seems deeper, conducive to infection, the axolotl should be isolated in a plastic tub with fresh water (which should be changed every day). If the wound becomes infected, it will be necessary to use methylene blue (see the Methylene blue sheet below). You should also know that a lower temperature will allow the injury to heal more quickly. Duration of treatment 3 to 4 days.

QUANTITY : It is important not to abuse this product. Even in small quantities, it works. It is recommended, for a 1% solution, to add 1 drop per 1 liter. For a 5% solution, 2 drops per 10 liters. If the product is not in the form of a dropper, it is possible to use a syringe without a needle. One drop represents approximately 0.050 ml. The instructions for making your own solution as well as the dosages are detailed in the document at the bottom of the page. Important point: we use methylene blue only in the case of nitrite poisoning or a serious injury, a small injury does not require soaking the loulou in this drug which is not harmless. So please don't overdo it. You can also dab the wound with betadine or mercurochrome and then put your axolotl back in the water, this can also prevent it from getting yeast infections.

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Cat scratch injuries occur frequently, unfortunately, either because the person did not think about protecting the aquarium, or because he had to temporarily put his axolotl (s) in a tank; or even because his cats have always "been adorable and never in the past hurt axolotls or were even interested in them ...

In short, all of these reasons are bad! We always protect from predators! Even if it is only for play and out of curiosity, cats can inflict very severe injuries on axolotls. You can already see the damage on human skin, then on the tender skin of amphibians, the cataclysm!

The accident took place:

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A veterinarian must intervene within a maximum of 2 to 3 hours, because the cat's hollow claws carry bacteria, so even a properly operated and sutured animal will not be guaranteed to survive and may succumb in the hours to come. an infection.

Don't try anything yourself! It seems crazy to say it but some people would be inclined to sew the animal themselves! You are not a veterinarian and cannot claim to be a professional!

We need a sterile space, sharp equipment, knowledge of sedation before offering a stable anesthesia to the amphibian. You have a list of veterinarians here , at worst yours can be assisted or advised by one of these specialists.

You should prefer a quick euthanasia with cloves rather than let your loulou suffer if you cannot have him treated very quickly by a veterinarian, even if like most amphibians he cannot express his suffering and continues to swim, do not imagine not that this one is not existing! His nervous system is highly developed, the eventration is extremely painful or even unbearable.

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Here is an axolotl adopted by Sigrid Isloor, it has a double dough, certainly due to poor regrowth. This also causes her a paralysis on the right side so she must do stimulation exercises with a glove, following the recommendations of the veterinarian.



Manon's axolotl presents wounds as well as a damaged cesspool, as if burnt.

During the first consultation, the veterinarian, Dr Latre-Grüss Aurélie from the Vet Auvergne clinic noted the lesions and took a sample to send it to a laboratory also specialized in axolotls.

She was not 100% sure to save him because he was well attacked, according to the results of the analysis and the antibiogram she gave the treatment.

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Salt baths every other day and injection of antibiotics every day in the front forelegs, at the level of the biceps, one day one leg and the other day the other in order not to traumatize the flesh of the loulou. No sting in the lower limbs because this would cause disturbances and lesions of the nervous and internal system as specified by the veterinarian.

  • Cream for skin wounds

  • Syringe for feeding "force-feeding" since this axolotl was no longer eating at all. So either by crushing pellets and making a slightly liquid mixture to make him ingest.

  • VET 'AUVERGNE clinic
    48 Plains Street

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