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Re: Help! Possible prolapse in White's treefrog!


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Posted by zach_whitman on February 17, 2003 at 17:29:07:

In Reply to: Help! Possible prolapse in White's treefrog! posted by Dexter6185 on February 15, 2003 at 23:51:34:


You did exactly the right thing with your frog. Anal prolaspes are common and usually not life theatening if treated by a vet promptly. The vet will asses what tissue is actually prolapsed (glands, intestine, hemipenes, ect.) then he will probobly clean it and ease it back inside. To stop the prolaps from re-occuring the vet will also probobly put a stitch or two on either side of the cloaca.

One thing to look out for is ingestion of foreign materials. Prolapses are often caused by constipation and straining to move the bowels. If your frog swallowed something he shouldn't have this could be the cause of your problem.
until the vet sees him, just keep him warm and on a damp substrate that won't dirty the prolaps. Some petrolem jelly or KY can also help the irritation to the tissue. good luck
zach



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