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post #11 of 14 Old 04-16-2010, 07:02 AM
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I think your frog is most likely obese :) If it is eating well and going about with its normal routine, oh yeah, and without any awkward movement, I think he's doing just fine.

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post #12 of 14 Old 04-16-2010, 01:29 PM
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Holy smokes how did I miss out on this.

How fast did he get like this? I would suspect bacteria but not many bacteria I can think of would bloat an animal up this badly without killing it in a matter of days.

I strongly suggest you read this thread as it seems to be similar to what you're seeing. Not that your frog coulad have mycobacteria, but I strongly suspect he may be full of granulomas. You could probably test by shining a flashlight through him.

If you can't get your hands on amoxycillin try Jungle Medicated food (Antibacterial) or you could make a gel food out of Maracyn 2.

Fingers crossed for him!
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-17-2010, 01:07 AM
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The bloating is more than likely caused by organs that are not functioning properly, such as heart, kidneys, lungs... those things can cause fluid buildup to happen quickly.

I would not suggest the use of Maracyn 2 for this. After my conversation with the vet, amoxicillin was the med of choice because we knew it to be safe for the frog and the most effective we have found yet for dealing with this type of problem. (highest success rate)

As for the fact that the frog is still eating... thats a good sign but doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. Typically when a dwarf frog has eaten its fill it stops eating. This is not a species known for gorging itself, as some will do.

Dawn Moneyhan
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Juneau, WI
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post #14 of 14 Old 04-17-2010, 10:11 AM
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My mistake I suggested Maracyn 2 because I thought amoxcillin was not commercially available but that must only be in Canada.
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