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Old 04-19-2020, 04:42 PM   #1
Snail
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Default HELP!!! Is this normal for his scent glands??

My boy Snail is nearly 2 and has been struggling with his health recently, excessive scratching, signs of a neurological condition, excessively drinking. And I was almost certain it was something mental that he was struggling with but his scent gland looks like this and I cant tell if it is normal or not but I dont think it is and its never looked like this before. Am i going crazy or should i try and get him into the vet for an emergency https://twitter.com/dirkaaaaaa/statu...534706689?s=21
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Old 04-20-2020, 03:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: HELP!!! Is this normal for his scent glands??

They can get greasy with scent like that underneath and it doesn't look severe. Try bathing it a couple of times a day with some saline solution. Put a pint of boiled water with a teaspoon of salt in it in the fridge to cool then use a cotton ball to wipe it. Some stuff may ooze out but keep cleaning it anyway and see if it improves in a few days. See a vet if you feel it is swollen or oozing pus or very red.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: HELP!!! Is this normal for his scent glands??

His scent glands look completely normal today so i think I just overreacted but Im going to keep an eye on him
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